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 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 finalis3 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

Daily 49er, California State University, Long Beach

The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago

The Et Cetera, Eastfield College

Sentry Media, Robert Morris University

Ka Leo O Hawaiʻi, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa

Best Feature Photo

The Chimes, Biola University

The Yard, College of Charleston

Drake Magazine, Drake University

Stephens Life, Stephens College

EMERGE, University of Guelph-Humber

Best General News Photo

The Battalion, Texas A&M University

The DePaulia, DePaul University

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Crimson White, University of Alabama

Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky

Best Photo Illustration

The All State, Austin Peay State University

Pursuit, California Baptist University

Arbutus, Indiana University

Wingspan, Laramie County Community College

The Northerner, Northern Kentucky University

Best Photo Package

PULSE Magazine, Central Washington University

The Royal Purple, Kansas State University/Collegian Media Group

The Voice, Langara College

The Bottom Line, University of California, Santa Barbara

Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky

Best Portrait

Pursuit, California Baptist University

SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta

The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

KRNL, University of Kentucky

Distraction Magazine, University of Miami

Best Sports Feature Photo

The Battalion, Texas A&M University

Distraction Magazine, University of Miami

The Volante, University of South Dakota

Talisman, Western Kentucky University

Best Sports News Photo

The Tower, Loyola Marymount University

Technician, North Carolina State University

Northern Review, Ohio Northern University

Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky