2017 California Journalism Awards — Campus Division finalists

By default, the table below displays the California Journalism Awards — Campus Division finalists based on the order of the contest categories in the entry materials.

The table is sortable by the column headers (Category, Division, Newspaper, Credits, Title) but you probably want to zero in on your own newspaper. The easiest way to do that is to use the search box.

A search will begin as soon as you start typing in the box. The more specific you are, the faster you’ll find your results.

For example, if you type “Daily” or “News” you’ll end up with a lot of unwanted results. Instead, try “Daily Californian” or “City News” or the name of your campus for more specific results. If you still get unwanted results, try putting quotes around your search words.

Click here to download a printable PDF of the campus finalists.

Click here for a text-only version

Daily and weekly newspaper finalists are here.

First- and second-place plaques for General Excellence and Online General Excellence will be presented at the 2017 California Journalism Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 14 at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa in Sonoma. Event details and registration are available online. We hope to see you there!

CategoryDivisionNewspaperCreditsTitle
General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesSonoma State University-Sonoma State Star
General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily Bruin
General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesCSU Sacramento-The State Hornet
General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesCSU Chico-The Orion
General Excellence2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el Don
General Excellence2-Year CollegesSouthwestern College-The Sun
General Excellence2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The Advocate
General Excellence2-Year CollegesLos Angeles City College-City News
General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsHarvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle
General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The Gazette
General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsClaremont High School-The Wolfpacket
General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The Crusader
Writing4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily BruinWilliam ThorneWar Stories
Writing4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanHarrison FaigenThe friendship that’s fueled Cal State Fullerton baseball
Writing4-Year UniversitiesSan Jose State University-Spartan DailyTrevin SmithSJSU athletes gamble brains for on-field glory
Writing4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily BruinChristi CarrasCasting the Mold
Writing2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafBrandon McCapesOak Leaf writing 3 - Eric Thompson
Writing2-Year CollegesSouthwestern College-The SunMichael McDonaldDuty, honor, country
Writing2-Year CollegesFresno City College-RampageAshleigh PanooArechiga
Writing2-Year CollegesCity College of San Francisco-The GuardsmanBethaney LeeWalking the line
WritingHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianHannah Johansson, Ria Panjwani“We all came from somewhere”
WritingHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteSabina MahavniHidden Realities
WritingHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderRoman PeregrinoSpartan sisterly love saves Crusader brother
WritingHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteSteph KangLow income kids look like you
Enterprise News Story or Series4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianAshley WongYoung America’s Foundation: Who is funding UC Berkeley’s Ben Shapiro event?
Enterprise News Story or Series4-Year UniversitiesLoyola Marymount University-Los Angeles LoyolanAntonio De Loera-Brust, Los Angeles Loyolan StaffCity of Deportees
Enterprise News Story or Series4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily BruinEvolet Chiu, Jintak Han, Iris LeeCannabis Kingdom
Enterprise News Story or Series4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianStaffSexual Misconduct throughout the UC System
Enterprise News Story or Series2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafBrandon McCapes, Michael Barnes, James WyattThe Oak Leaf Housing issue
Enterprise News Story or Series2-Year CollegesSan Jose City College-The TimesLauren QuiltyDelay in science building repairs raise questions regarding safety
Enterprise News Story or Series2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateMichael SantoneBreath of Death
Enterprise News Story or Series2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonNoemi Mosqueda, Timothy BravoPopulation Along Skid River Increases
Enterprise News Story or SeriesHigh SchoolsHarvard-Westlake School-The ChronicleJosie Abugov Noa SchwartzElephant in the Room
Enterprise News Story or SeriesHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderJulian CastilloHidden figure under gym floor revealed during refurbishing
Enterprise News Story or SeriesHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianMia Babasyan, Wailea SilerUnsafe amounts of lead in water found in CVUSD fountains
Enterprise News Story or SeriesHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteKatie ColognaYour next soulmate ... could be someone's cell mate
Profile Story4-Year UniversitiesCSU Sacramento-The State HornetJohn FerranniniMeet the man who sued Sac State for right to form an official LGBT club on campus — and won
Profile Story4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily BruinMackenzie PosseeFree & Fighting
Profile Story4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianMalini RaimayerGentrification in South Berkeley
Profile Story4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily BruinShreya MaskaraLGBTQ student veteran reflects upon time in military, at UCLA
Profile Story2-Year CollegesSouthwestern College-The SunKaty StegallThe boy wonder
Profile Story2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafMichael BarnesOak Leaf profile story 2
Profile Story2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafJulia ModellOak Leaf Profile story 1
Profile Story2-Year CollegesCity College of San Francisco-The GuardsmanPatrick CochranWhy the Rams always have Aus-some punters
Profile StoryHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderRoman PeregrinoSpartan sisterly love saves Crusader brother
Profile StoryHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteBlack Student Union returns
Profile StoryHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteSidney ZabellThe passion behind a professional painter
Profile StoryHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteAbbie GouldFacing the dreaded empty nest
Columns4-Year UniversitiesSonoma State University-Sonoma State StarOlivia HuntColumns by Olivia Hunt:"Nevertheless, she persisted" and "Trump abruptly fires FBI Director James Comey"
Columns4-Year UniversitiesCalifornia Polytechnic State University-Mustang DaNeil SandhuPomp, circumstance, rinse and repeat, Milo Yiannopolos and the horrible, no good, terrible, very bad day,
Columns4-Year UniversitiesThe Claremont Colleges - The Student LifeKate DolgenosFree Speech Debates Miss the Point / Political Polarization at the 5Cs is Harming Our Education
Columns4-Year UniversitiesSanta Clara University-The Santa ClaraJay FuchsJay Fuch's Column
Columns2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafMichael BarnesOak Leaf column writer 1
Columns2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionOshari ArnettThe journey to finding my voice
Columns2-Year CollegesGlendale College-El VaqueroCatalina JuarezCatalina Juarez, Opinion Writing
Columns2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafRachel EdelsteinOak Leaf column writer Rachel Edelstein
ColumnsHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianRia PanjwaniWomen’s March: “Let’s keep fighting” and How to avoid fake news and its consequences
ColumnsHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianHannah JohanssonWhy we should keep conserving as the drought ends and How to use flood water effectively
ColumnsHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteSabina MahavniHappiness is a relative ideal for all people AND Lose a loved one – gain respect for another one
ColumnsHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteWill AndersonSeniors: You could be cured from your misery AND My life as a Christian
Sports Game Story4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily BruinMatt CummingsUCLA men’s basketball season comes to bittersweet end
Sports Game Story4-Year UniversitiesSan Diego State University-The Daily AztecAbraham JewittSDSU topples No. 19 Stanford, 20-17
Sports Game Story4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanYaresly Sanchez-AguileraCSUF Men's Soccer Dominates Sac State in 3-1 home win
Sports Game Story4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanHarrison FaigenCSUF Women's Soccer Fails in Big West Tournament
Sports Game Story2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonLaura GarciaCraft Leads Dons
Sports Game Story2-Year CollegesCity College of San Francisco-The GuardsmanPatrick CochranRams on fire after 59-7 blowout of Diablo Valley
Sports Game Story2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionDmitri HansenWomen's volleyball team wins rivalry game against Long Beach
Sports Game Story2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionDon PerezEl Camino women’s tennis team finds bright spots in loss to Irvine Valley College
Sports Game StoryHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteWill Anderson, Spencer CovaFootball falls short of state
Sports Game StoryHigh SchoolsHarvard-Westlake School-The ChronicleMatthew Yam, Matthew Yam, Jake LikerBoys’ tennis wins CIF-SS DI championship; Boys’ lacrosse defeats rival Loyola in sudden death thriller; Back for More: Boys’ basketball takes home CIF-Southern Section Division 1A title
Sports Game StoryHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteAndrew YungVarsity football bounces back
Sports Game StoryHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteSpencer CovaGBHS rock climber thrives on big stage
News Photo4-Year UniversitiesCSU Sacramento-The State HornetJoseph DanielsDACA protest
News Photo4-Year UniversitiesCSU Long Beach-Daily 49erCarlos BlancasMoving to divest
News Photo4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanFernando SalazarRiot Police and People Gather Outside Milo Yiannopoulos Event at CSUF
News Photo4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily BruinAubrey YeoThe Watermark evictions
News Photo2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateDenis Perez07_NewsPhoto_2
News Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafDakota McGranahanFire photo of couple in rubble
News Photo2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateDenis Perez07_NewsPhoto_1
News Photo2-Year CollegesSouthwestern College-The SunNatalie MosquedaPerchance to dream
News PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteKatie ColognaFlags waving (center, dominant)
News PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteCarissa LewisProtest drummers (middle right)
News PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteSabina MahavniDancers with masks (bottom left)
News PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteCarissa LewisBoy lunging (dominant center)
Feature Photo4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianVivian RoanAftermath of Sonoma Fires
Feature Photo4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily BruinKeila MayberryOut of retirement
Feature Photo4-Year UniversitiesCSU Northridge-The SundialJusten ChristensenJourney through Havasu
Feature Photo4-Year UniversitiesCalifornia Polytechnic State University-Mustang DaJody MillerJake Javier
Feature Photo2-Year CollegesCuesta College-The CuestonianSameer WahbaSameer Wahba photo
Feature Photo2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateDenis Perez08_BestFeaturePhoto_2
Feature Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafDakota McGranahanFeature photo - fire
Feature Photo2-Year CollegesLos Angeles City College-City NewsAnde RichardsIndigenous Peoples Day Gets Stamp of Approval
Feature PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteLogan EmbreeFall leaf (cover photo)
Feature PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteLogan EmbreeChristmas ornament (cover photo)
Feature PhotoHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianRachel SteinDECA delivers annual talent show
Feature PhotoHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianWailea SilerSweet Senior win Homecoming
Sports Action Photo4-Year UniversitiesSan Diego State University-The Daily AztecKelly SmileyRashaad Penny hurdles Boise defenders
Sports Action Photo4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily BruinKeila MayberryUCLA shuts out Oregon in second half, races away with 31-14 win
Sports Action Photo4-Year UniversitiesCSU Bakersfield-The RunnerAJ AlvaradoMatt Smith goes up for a contested layup
Sports Action Photo4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanKatie AlbertsonTitan basketball player targets the basket
Sports Action Photo2-Year CollegesSan Jose City College-The TimesBenjamin CastroSan Jose City College against visiting Monterey Peninsula College
Sports Action Photo2-Year CollegesSouthwestern College-The SunVictoria SanchezClearing every hurdle
Sports Action Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonJessmarie FloresDons Soccer
Sports Action Photo2-Year CollegesLos Angeles City College-City NewsCliff ChengSparks Soar on Road to WNBA Championship Finals
Sports Action PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteLogan EmbreeBaseball pitcher
Sports Action PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteKatie ColognaOff the Line (bottom left)
Sports Action PhotoHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianYoung SoTerhell wrestles her way to the top
Sports Action PhotoHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianWailea SilerTrojans build NCS winning streak
Photo Illustration4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily BruinHannah BurnettWar Stories
Photo Illustration4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanSTAFFCSUF in shock after Las Vegas Terrorist Attack
Photo Illustration4-Year UniversitiesCSU Bakersfield-The RunnerScot Swan, Magdiel CarranzaMarathon overruns CSUB
Photo Illustration4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily BruinAubrey YeoFreshman tennis standout Ena Shibahara follows tennis dream to Westwood
Photo Illustration2-Year CollegesSan Jose City College-The TimesBenjamin CastroVTrump
Photo Illustration2-Year CollegesFresno City College-RampageFrank LopezStranger Danger/Sexual Harrassment
Photo Illustration2-Year CollegesCuesta College-The CuestonianAlexander Bissell, Sameer WahbaMake it rain
Photo Illustration2-Year CollegesSan Jose City College-The TimesBenjamin CastroClassroom Etiquette
Photo IllustrationHigh SchoolsHarvard-Westlake School-The ChronicleNicole KimGoing out with a Bang: Does “Assassin” Trivialize Gun Violence?
Photo IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteKatie Cologna, Savina Mahavni, Brayden JohnkHidden Realities
Photo IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteKatie Cologna, Sabina MahavniTo Pledge or Not to Pledge
Photo IllustrationHigh SchoolsHarvard-Westlake School-The ChronicleNicole Kim Kristin KuwadaA Whole New World
Illustration4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily BruinHarishwer BalasubramaniSexual violence survivors share stories, promote discussion through #MeToo
Illustration4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianNishali NaikBlack girl magic
Illustration4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanHannah MillerHomeless are stereotyped
Illustration4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily BruinJuliette Le SaintFilm alumna works magic from behind the camera
Illustration2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonChristabelle BlakeRefugees Welcome
Illustration2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateMarci Suela11_BestIllustration_2
Illustration2-Year CollegesCity College of San Francisco-The GuardsmanQuip JohnsonMuslim Ban
Illustration2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateMarci Suela11_BestIllustration_1
IllustrationHigh SchoolsClaremont High School-The WolfpacketSean CastroSenior Year Is the Best or the Worst
IllustrationHigh SchoolsHarvard-Westlake School-The ChronicleAnna GongCall for a ban on indifference
IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteSidney ZabellEmpty Nest (dominant)
IllustrationHigh SchoolsClaremont High School-The WolfpacketAndrea CalderonCHS Students Should Take 1st Semester Finals Before Winter Break
Online General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesUCLA-Daily Bruin
Online General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesCSU Bakersfield-The Runner
Online General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily Californian
Online General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesCSU Chico-The Orion
Online General Excellence2-Year CollegesSkyline College-The Skyline View
Online General Excellence2-Year CollegesSouthwestern College-The Sun
Online General Excellence2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The Union
Online General Excellence2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el Don
Online General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsHarvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle
Online General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The Olympian
Online General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsBear River High School