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 advertising category!

Best Ad Campaign

The Standard, Missouri State University

The McKinley Avenue Agency, Ball State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University

Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly

Best Ad Supplement/Special Section

EMERGE Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber

University Daily Kansan, University of Kansas

The Shorthorn, UT Arlington

Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University

Best Display Ad

Manhappenin' magazine, Kansas State University

The Collegian, Kansas State University

Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly

Indiana Statesman, Indiana State University

Best House Ad

SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta

The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University

The Signal, Georgia State University

Best Multimedia Campaign

EMERGE Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber

The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University

Best Online Ad

University Daily Kansan, University of Kansas

Ka Leo O Hawaiʻi, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Northwest Student Media, Northwest Missouri State University

Best Rate Card/Media Kit 

The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University

The Shorthorn, UT Arlington

The Daily Titan, California State University - Fullerton

Best Social Media Strategy 

EMERGE Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber

The Shorthorn, UT Arlington

Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly