On Saturday, March 5, The Collegian won a total of 14 awards at the California College Media Association’s “Excellence in Student Media” banquet. Last year, in the same competition, The Collegian won 11 awards.
The Collegian won one first place award: Best Online Advertisement, designed by Brandon Ocegueda. The newspaper placed in the top three for thirteen other categories, including nine for print, one for online and three more for advertisement.
The other awards categories The Collegian finished in the top three in included Best News Series, Best Feature Story, Best Editorial, Best Arts & Entertainment Story, Best Features Photo, Best Photo Illustration, Best News Page Design, Best Infographic, Best Cartoon, Best Multimedia Presentation, Best Color Advertisement, Best Group Promotion and Best Online Promotion.
The CCMA banquet was held at Twist Restaurant at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood. The Collegian was represented at the banquet by Tony Petersen, editor-in-chief, Allie Norton, multimedia director, Michael Uribes presentation/graphic design editor, Matt Weir, photo editor, Danielle Gilbert, opinion editor, Reaz Mahmood, editorial faculty adviser, and Don Priest, online faculty adviser.