The following winners of the 2022 David L. Adams Apple Awards contest were announced Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the College Media Association conference in New York City.

Click here to see the 2022 Apple Award Powerpoint

Best COVID Coverage (New)

  • First Place: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University
  • Second Place: UHCL The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Third Place: The Vector, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Honorable Mention: The Rice, Thresher Rice University

Best Facebook Page:

  • First Place: The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University
  • Second Place: The Shorthorn University of Texas at Arlington
  • Third Place: The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Honorable Mention: UHCL The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Honorable Mention: The South End, Wayne State University

Best Homepage:

  • First Place: The Collegian, Tarrant County College
  • Second Place: The South End, Wayne State University
  • Third Place: The Suffolk Journal, Suffolk University
  • Honorable Mention: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University
  • Honorable Mention: The CI View, CSUCI

Best Magazine Cover:

  • First Place: Ink Magazine, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Second Place: Hatter Network, Stetson University
  • Third Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami
  • Honorable Mention: Warrior Life, El Camino College
  • Honorable Mention: Midas Magazine, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Best Magazine Spread:

  • First Place: Southern University Office of Student Media, Southern University and A&M College
  • Second Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami
  • Third Place: Ink Magazine, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Honorable Mention: Archarios Literary Arts Magazine, Coastal Carolina University
  • Honorable Mention: Que Ondee Sola - Creando Conciencia Cover, Northeastern Illinois University

Best Multimedia Package:

  • First Place: NYCity News Service, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
  • Second Place: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University
  • Third Place: The CI View, CSUCI

Best News Delivery:

  • First Place: The Commonwealth Times  Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Second Place: The Post Ohio University

Best Newspaper (2-year):

  • First Place: The Collegian, Tarrant County College
  • Second Place: MATC Times, MATC
  • Third Place: The College VOICE  Mercer County Community College
  • Honorable Mention: The Sentinel, North Idaho College

Best Newspaper (4-year, 5,000-10,000 undergraduates):

  • First Place: The Eagle, American University
  • Second Place: The Suffolk Journal, Suffolk University
  • Third Place: The Vector, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Honorable Mention: The Rocket, Slippery Rock University
  • Honorable Mention: Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State University

Best Newspaper (4-year, over 10,000 undergraduates):

  • First Place: Arrow, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Second Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Third Place: The Post, Ohio University

Best Newspaper (4-year, under 5,000 undergraduates):

  • First Place: The Rice Thresher, Rice University
  • Second Place: Campus Chronicle, Pacific Union College
  • Third Place: Castleton Spartan, Castleton University
  • Honorable Mention: Griffon News, Missouri Western State University

Best Podcast:

  • First Place: Van Dyke Protest Podcast, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Second Place: The Collegian, Tarrant County College
  • Third Place: Stop the Stigma: Student Athlete Mental Health Podcast, Villanova University
  • Honorable Mention: The Post, Ohio University
  • Honorable Mention: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University

Best Print Ad:

  • First Place: Hatter Network, Stetson University
  • Second Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami
  • Third Place: The College VOICE, Mercer County Community College
  • Honorable Mention: Ink Magazine, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Honorable Mention: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University

Best Radio Promo:

  • First Place: Southern University Office of Student Media, Southern University and A&M College
  • Second Place: The Roar's Valentine's Day Giveaway Radio Promo, Villanova University

Best Tweet:

  • First Place: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University
  • Second Place: Warrior Life, El Camino College
  • Third Place: The CI View, CSUCI

Best Yearbook Cover:

  • First Place: Angelos, California Baptist University
  • Second Place: The Griffon, Missouri Western State University
  • Third Place: The Campanile, Rice University
  • Honorable Mention: Belle Air 100th Edition Yearbook Cover, Villanova University

Best Yearbook Spread:

  • First Place: Ibis Yearbook- Football, University of Miami
  • Second Place: Nutmeg Publishing 2022 Yearbook COVID Spread, University of Connecticut
  • Third Place: Nutmeg Publishing 2022 Yearbook Historical Spread, University of Connecticut

NYC22 Copy Editing Contest:

  • First Place: Jhair Romero, University of Houston

Best Photo Shoot out:

  • Class Favorite: Rayni Shiring, Slippery Rock University 

NYC22 Design Contest:

  • First Place: Midas Magazine, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Second Place: The Suffolk Journal, Suffolk University
  • Third Place: Reflector Magazine, Georgia Southern University
  • Honorable Mention: Pursuit, California Baptist University
  • Honorable Mention: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington

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