Over the next few weeks, CMA will announce the Pinnacle Award finalists, beginning with individual work (in advertising, broadcast, design, online, photo, sports and writing categories) and leading up to organizational Pinnacles: the best newspapers, stations, magazines, websites and yearbooks of 2017-18. 

Finalists: Tweet about your success and tag CMA: @collegemedia! All: Share the finalists’ work as best-of examples.

Winners will be announced at #collegemedia18, the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention, held Oct. 25-28 in Louisville.

Watch collegemedia.org and follow CMA on Twitter and Facebook for finalist announcements and links to the award-winning work.


College Media Association is excited to announce individual Pinnacle Award finalists in the photo category!

Best Breaking News Photo

The Rocket, Slippery Rock University

The Advocate, Contra Costa College

The Corsair, Loyola Marymount University

Daily Titan, California State University - Fullerton

The Shorthorn, UT Arlington

Best Feature Photo

SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta

The Connector, SCAD Atlanta

PULSE magazine, Central Washington University

Expressions, East Carolina University

Best General News Photo

The Collegian, Tarrant County College

Daily Bruin, UCLA

The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University

The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University

Best Photo Illustration

Tusk Magazine, California State University - Fullerton

Horizon Magazine, Colorado Mesa University

The Connector, SCAD Atlanta

Currents Magazine, Pepperdine University

Best Photo Package

Horizon Magazine, Colorado Mesa University

Rice Thresher, Rice University

The Empire State Tribune, The King's College

Substance.Media, Mt. San Antonio College

Best Portrait

Alice, University of Alabama

Urban Plains, Drake University

The Shorthorn, UT Arlington

Angelos, California Baptist University

Best Sports Feature Photo

The Reflector, University of Indianapolis

College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky University

The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University

The NewsHouse, Syracuse University

Best Sports News Photo

The Beacon, University of Portland

Rice Thresher, Rice University

The Northerner, Northern Kentucky University