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 2019-20. 

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

Winners will be announced at #collegemedia20, the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention, held virtually from Oct. 22-24. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday, Oct. 23 at 6:00 pm ET. Registration for the convention is now open.

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

Daily 49er, California State University, Long Beach

The DePaulia, DePaul University

The Maroon, Loyola University New Orleans

The State News , Michigan State University

Richland Chronicle, Richland College

Best Feature Photo

Byte, Ball State University

Baylor Roundup , Baylor University

BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University

Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Ibis Yearbook, University of Miami

Best General News Photo

The Arapahoe Pinnacle, Arapahoe Community College

The DePaulia, DePaul University

The Equinox, Keene State College

RMU Sentry Media, Robert Morris University

The Corsair, Santa Monica College

Best Photo Illustration

Daily Forty-Niner, California State University, Long Beach

The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago

Garnet & Black, University of South Carolina

Best Photo Package

The Battalion, Texas A&M University

The Reveille, Louisiana State University

Arches, Mount Mary University

The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Ka Leo o Hawai‘i, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Best Portrait

Daily Forty-Niner, California State University, Long Beach

Drake Magazine, Drake University

SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta

Rotunda, Southern Methodist University

Best Sports Feature Photo

Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University

Elon News Network, Elon University

Foghorn News, Del Mar College

The University Star, Texas State University

Best Sports News Photo

The Banner, California Baptist University

The State Hornet, Sacramento State

The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami

Daily Bruin, UCLA

The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania