Over the next few weeks, CMA will announce the Pinnacle Award finalists, beginning with individual work and leading up to organizational Pinnacles: the best newspapers, stations, magazines, websites and yearbooks of 2018-19. 

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

Winners will be announced at #collegemedia19, the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention, held Oct. 31 – Nov. 3 in Washington DC.

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 advertising category!

Best Ad Campaign

Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Reveille, Louisiana State University

Ibis, University of Miami

The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina

The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University

Best Ad Supplement/Special Section

Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Spring Living Guide, Louisiana State University

Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University

Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky

Cherry Creative, Western Kentucky University

Best Display Ad

Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Freshman Guide, Louisiana State University

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina

The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University

Best House Ad

Viking Fusion, Berry College

Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University

Kent State Student Media, Kent State University

Orange Media Network, Oregon State University

Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University

Best Multimedia Campaign

Reveille, Louisiana State University

EMERGE 2019, University of Guelph-Humber

The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina

Best Online Ad

Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University

Mānoa Now, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa

Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky

The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina

The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington

Best Rate Card/Media Kit 

Boise State Student Media, Boise State University

Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago

LSU Student Media, Louisiana State University

Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University

Best Social Media Strategy 

Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

SJGC Social Media Team, Florida A&M University

Black Squirrel Radio, Kent State University

Arrow, Southeast Missouri State University

The News Record, University of Cincinnati