Best of Collegiate Design Finalists 2016-2017: Pinnacle Awards

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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 4:33 pm

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 2016-17. 

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

Winners will be announced at #collegemedia17, the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention, held Oct. 25-29 in Dallas.

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 best of collegiate design category!

Best Editorial Illustration

The Maroon, Loyola University New Orleans

The All State, Austin Peay State University

The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University

Best Advertisement

Distraction Magazine, University of Miami

The Et Cetera, Eastfield College

Technician, NC State University

Best Comic Strip

The Et Cetera, Eastfield College

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Banner, California Baptist University 

Best Editorial Cartoon

Ball Bearings, Ball State University

The Bulletin, Emporia State University

Ball State Daily News, Ball State University

The Daily Northwestern, Northwestern University

Best Infographic

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Distraction Magazine, University of Miami

Ibis Yearbook, University of Miami

Best Magazine Contents Page/Spread

Drake Magazine, Drake University

Daily Bruin, UCLA

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Stephens Life, Stephens College

Pursuit Magazine, California Baptist University

Best Magazine Cover

Talisman, Western Kentucky University

Pursuit Magazine, California Baptist University

Drake Magazine, Drake University

Best Magazine Entertainment Page/Spread

Distraction Magazine, University of Miami

Stephens Life, Stephens College

Ink Magazine, Virginia Commonwealth University

Best Magazine Feature Page/Spread

Focus Magazine, Baylor University

Distraction Magazine, University of Miami

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Ampersand, Webster University

Mosaic, University of Alabama

Best Magazine News Page/Spread

Ball Bearings, Ball State University

Distraction Magazine, University of Miami

Stephens Life, Stephens College

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Alice Magazine, University of Alabama

Best Magazine Sports Page/Spread

Distraction Magazine, University of Miami

Daily Bruin, UCLA

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Best Newspaper Entertainment Page/Spread

The Advocate, Contra Costa College

The Et Cetera, Eastfield College

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The State Hornet, Sacramento State

Ke Alaka'i, BYU-Hawaii

Best Newspaper Feature Page/Spread

The All State, Austin Peay State University

The Current Sauce, Northwestern State University

The Pioneer, California State University, East Bay

Best Newspaper Front Page

The Shorthorn, UT Arlington

Ball State Daily News, Ball State University

Patriot Talon, The University of Texas at Tyler

The Prospector, The University of Texas at El Paso

Best Newspaper Nameplate

The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Chimes, Biola University

The State Hornet, Sacramento State

Best Newspaper News Page/Spread

The Advocate, Contra Costa College

The Rice Thresher, Rice University

The Signal, Georgia State University

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Banner, California Baptist University

Best Newspaper Opinion Page/Spread

Daily Bruin, UCLA

Best Newspaper Photo Page/Spread

College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky University

Elon News Network, Elon University

The Advocate, Contra Costa College

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Technician, NC State University

Best Newspaper Sports Page/Spread

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky University

The All State, Austin Peay State University

The Battalion, Texas A&M University

Best Online Infographic

The Reflector, University of Indianapolis

The Beacon Today, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Daily Bruin, UCLA

Best Online Main Page

Lee Clarion, Lee University

Daily Bruin, UCLA

Distraction Magazine, University of Miami

Best Social Media Main Page

The Rice Thresher, Rice University

The Shorthorn, UT Arlington

The All State, Austin Peay State University

Mustang Media Group/Mustang News, Cal Poly

Arizona Daily Wildcat, University of Arizona

Best Special Section Cover

The Signpost, Weber State University

Daily Bruin, UCLA

The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University

Best Yearbook Cover

La Ventana, Texas Tech University

The Griffon, Missouri Western State University

Aggieland, Texas A&M University

The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas

The Horned Frog, Texas Christian University

Best Yearbook Division Page/Spread

Ibis Yearbook, University of Miami

The Horned Frog, Texas Christian University

Palladium, Troy University, Hall School of Journalism & Communication

Agromeck, NC State University

Royal Purple, Kansas State University

Best Yearbook Entertainment Page/Spread

Angelos, California Baptist University

The Griffon, Missouri Western State University

Crossings Yearbook, Roger Williams University

The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas

Warbler, Eastern Illinois University

Best Yearbook Feature Page/Spread

Royal Purple, Kansas State University

Ibis Yearbook, University of Miami

Baylor Roundup, Baylor University

Best Yearbook News Page/Spread

Warbler, Eastern Illinois University

The Tower, Loyola Marymount University

The Campanile, Rice University

Aggieland, Texas A&M University

La Ventana, Texas Tech University

Best Yearbook Sports Page/Spread

Baylor Roundup, Baylor University

Angelos, California Baptist University

La Ventana, Texas Tech University

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