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 2020-21.  

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 from Oct. 14-17. 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

The Corsair, Santa Monica College

SALT, Syracuse University

The Collegian, Tarrant County College

Daily Bruin, UCLA

The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania

Best Feature Photo

The DePaulia, DePaul University

Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky

Flow Magazine, University of North Alabama

Best General News Photo

Ke Alaka'i, BYU-Hawaii

Pursuit, California Baptist University

Kent Stater/KentWired, Kent State University

The Corsair, Santa Monica College

Ka Leo o Hawaii, University of Hawaii Manoa

Best Photo Illustration

The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University

Pursuit, California Baptist University

The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago

The Maroon, Loyola University New Orleans

The Sun, Southwestern College

Best Photo Package

Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Crusader News, Seward County Community College

The NewsHouse, Syracuse University

The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania

The Beacon, University of Portland

Best Portrait

Edda, Augustana University

Ke Alaka'i, BYU-Hawaii

Angelos, California Baptist University

el Don, Santa Ana College

Best Sports Feature Photo

The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University

SALT, Syracuse University

Daily Bruin, UCLA

Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky

The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania

Best Sports News Photo

Baylor Roundup, Baylor University

Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

The Horned Frog, Texas Christian University

The Daily Mississippian, University of Mississippi

The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania