2018 California Journalism Awards Campus Contest finalists

The table below displays the California Journalism Awards Campus Contest finalists by category and division. Finalists are listed alphabetically within each division.

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Winners will be announced at the 2018 California Journalism Awards Gala on Saturday, May 4 at the Westin Long Beach. Event details and registration are available on the Gala website.

CategoryDivisionSchoolEntry TitleCredits
General Excellence4-Year CollegesCSU Chico-The Orion11/28/2018 & 12/5/2018Natalie Hanson, Christian Solis, Alex Grant, Josh Cozine
General Excellence4-Year CollegesCSU Fullerton-Daily Titan2/20/2018 & 2/21/2018Kyle Bender, Sarah El-Mahmoud
General Excellence4-Year CollegesCSU Long Beach-Daily 49er5/7/2018 & 5/9/2018Daily 49er Staff
General Excellence4-Year CollegesSanta Clara University-The Santa Clara11/1/2018 & 11/8/2018The Santa Clara Staff
General Excellence4-Year CollegesUC Berkeley-The Daily Californian2/20/2018 & 2/22/2018Harini Shyamsundar, Karim Doumar
General Excellence2-Year CollegesCity College of San Francisco-The Guardsman11/6/2018 & 11/28/2018The Guardsman Staff
General Excellence2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The Advocate2/14/2018 & 2/28/2018The Advocate Staff
General Excellence2-Year CollegesOrange Coast College-Coast Report10/17/2018 & 10/31/2018Coast Report Staff
General Excellence2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el Don10/29/2018 & 12/10/2018Lizeth Fuentes, Jason Solares, Nikki Nelsen, Diego Devia
General Excellence2-Year CollegesSanta Monica College-Corsair11/20/2018 & 12/4/2018Corsair Staff
General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The Crusader10/2018 & 12/2018Owen Murphy
General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The Olympian10/5/2018 & 10/26/2018The Olympian Staff
General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The Gazette3/2018 & 4/2018The Gazette Staff
General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsHarvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle3/21/2018 & 4/25/2018Danielle Spitz, Josie Abugov
General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-Lights4/26/2018 & 5/24/2018Von Balanon, Moises Buitrago, Berenice Vargas, Celyssa Aguilar
Writing4-Year CollegesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanTitans quietly suspend player accused of domestic violenceHarrison Faigen
Writing4-Year CollegesSan Diego State University-The Daily AztecGreeks need to get it togetherDaily Aztec Editorial Board
Writing4-Year CollegesSan Diego State University-The Daily AztecPort of entry closure threatens SDSU's transborder commutersDaniel Guerrero, David Santillan
Writing4-Year CollegesSanta Clara University-The Santa ClaraJuuls at School are Smokin’Kimi Andrew
Writing4-Year CollegesUCLA-Daily BruinSurvivalKristie-Valerie Hoang
Writing2-Year CollegesOrange Coast College-Coast ReportLife is a gambleKassidy Dillon
Writing2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonLoss of Custodial Staff Result in Heavier WorkloadMarta Konorska
Writing2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafBook by book: Rebuilding a post-fire identityLauren A. Spates
Writing2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafRise and grind: The student-athlete hustleIsaiah Cappelen
Writing2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafFinding tranquility in chaosLauren A. Spates
WritingHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderHistory Bowl team makes history with trip to nationalsRoman Peregrino
WritingHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianTrojans oppose Trump on birthright citizenshipBrittany Bin
WritingHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The Olympian"Four Men in Paris" wows audiencesTalaya Francois
WritingHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteAthletes upset with unprompted retributionAkhil Shah
WritingHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteAdministration seeks new discipline methodElliott Hyman
Enterprise News Story or Series4-Year CollegesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanContaminated groundwater under OCDaniel Inga, Tyrah Majors, Wendy Chavez
Enterprise News Story or Series4-Year CollegesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanMany Fullerton restaurants violate health codesTatiana Diaz, Omar Sanchez, Jacob Tatham, Kristine Janarilla
Enterprise News Story or Series4-Year CollegesCSU Long Beach-Daily 49erCSULB continues to grapple with identity crisisKat Schuster
Enterprise News Story or Series4-Year CollegesSonoma State University-Sonoma State StarRise in Campus Rapes, But Not in WarningsBraden Cartwright
Enterprise News Story or Series4-Year CollegesUCLA-Daily BruinDeclined Help, Declining HealthTeddy Rosenbluth
Enterprise News Story or Series2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The Union13 percent of EC students are homelessJose Tobar
Enterprise News Story or Series2-Year CollegesGlendale College-El VaqueroSome Call for Extended DSPS ServicesKenya Barboza
Enterprise News Story or Series2-Year CollegesGlendale College-El VaqueroAmerica's Hate ProblemMarian Sahakyan
Enterprise News Story or Series2-Year CollegesSan Diego City College-City TimesBlackout CoverageBrian Mohler
Enterprise News Story or Series2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafSchool’s out for summer: admin cuts summer coursesBrandon McCapes, Rachel Edelstein, Seamus Reed, The Oak Leaf Staff
Enterprise News Story or SeriesHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderClimate change debate continues to heat upFabian Aguilar
Enterprise News Story or SeriesHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderSmoke saturates San Francisco skiesHarrick Wu
Enterprise News Story or SeriesHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteDoug Mason resignsSpencer Cova
Enterprise News Story or SeriesHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteFBLA group ousted from state eventMax Schwartz
Enterprise News Story or SeriesHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteMarch for our LivesSidney Zabell
Profile Story4-Year CollegesClaremont Colleges-The Student LifeFrom Walk-On To National Champion: Tyra Abraham On Her Running Career That Almost Wasn’tTorrey Hart
Profile Story4-Year CollegesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanWayne Arnold motivated by familyHarrison Faigen
Profile Story4-Year CollegesSanta Clara University-The Santa ClaraSenior Soloist in the SpotlightErin Fox
Profile Story4-Year CollegesSanta Clara University-The Santa ClaraThe Man with the Golden VoiceJimmy Flynn
Profile Story4-Year CollegesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianThe people of People’s ParkMalini Ramaiyer, Miles Brown, Luz Rioja, Ian MacGregor
Profile Story2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateDespite prejudice, transwoman shines pride, confidenceAnthony Kinney
Profile Story2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionFor this EC freshman, the sky is the limit, and her journey is just getting startedMelanie Chacon
Profile Story2-Year CollegesSan Diego City College-City TimesUndocumented students share success storiesBrian Mohler
Profile Story2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak Leaf“All that education for nothing”: One reporter recounts his path to the PulitzerLauren A. Spates
Profile Story2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafDaisy Garnica: A real life phoenixDakota McGranahan
Profile StoryHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderRemembering Giants legend Willie ‘Stretch’ McCoveySteven Rissotto
Profile StoryHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderCrusader brothers band together to support classmateSteven Rissotto
Profile StoryHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianLunt kicks through gender barriersRia Panjwani
Profile StoryHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianResearch-scientist-turned-teacher Dr. Deborah Yager retiresJenny Pham
Profile StoryHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteStudent shines in RussiaMia Taylor
Columns4-Year CollegesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanWhite Supremacy / America lacks true perspectiveBrandon Angel
Columns4-Year CollegesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianSex on TuesdayRizza Estacio
Columns4-Year CollegesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianDocument ThisGladys Torres Avalos
Columns4-Year CollegesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianThe Person InsideHari Srinivasan
Columns4-Year CollegesUCLA-Daily BruinAre you there, UCLA? It's me, MomMariah Furtek
Columns2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateRobert Clinton columnsRobert Clinton
Columns2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateAlondra Gallardo columnsAlondra Gallardo
Columns2-Year CollegesSanta Barbara City College-The ChannelsOur district sustainability plan is not enough—we can do betterDaniel Wallace
Columns2-Year CollegesSanta Barbara City College-The ChannelsThe local “Straw Ban” isn’t helpful, here’s what could beDaniel Wallace
Columns2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafMichael T. Barnes columnsMichael T. Barnes
ColumnsHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderVanuska’s ViewKarl Vanuska
ColumnsHigh SchoolsEastside College Prep - The Eastside PantherLess sympathy, more empathy; What's the key to holiday cheer? Donuts!Rayshaun Jordan
ColumnsHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteToxic Masculinity & Long-term friendshipsCori Caplinger
ColumnsHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazettePeople are lacking ... & Your personal space maySarah Withrow
ColumnsHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-LightsDistrict splurges $15,000 despite budget cuts/Redefining the infamous f-wordEmily Hartsell
Sports Game Story4-Year CollegesClaremont Colleges-The Student LifeRed-Hot Scarlett Scores 32 As CMS Men’s Basketball Outduels SagehensKellen Browning
Sports Game Story4-Year CollegesCSU Bakersfield-The RunnerCSUB loses five straight, stumbles in conferenceVincent Perez
Sports Game Story4-Year CollegesCSU Long Beach-Daily 49er49ers win first national championship in 20 yearsZackary Handy
Sports Game Story4-Year CollegesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianAll heroes on deck: Analyzing Cal football’s bowl chances with 5 weeks remainingJosh Yuen
Sports Game Story4-Year CollegesUCLA-Daily BruinBeach volleyball defeats Florida State, gains program’s first NCAA titleJoy Hong
Sports Game Story2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateFire, smoke jeopardize shot at BVC championshipEfrain Valdez
Sports Game Story2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionFootball team advances to playoffsJustin Bell
Sports Game Story2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionWarriors hold off Seahawks for first win of the seasonJustin Bell
Sports Game Story2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonDons Lose to Santa Monica 2-1Diego Devia
Sports Game Story2-Year CollegesSanta Barbara City College-The ChannelsVaqueros baseball team defeated in gut-wrenching home gameJack Davies
News Photo4-Year CollegesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanWildfire devastation envelopes stateJoshua Arief Halim
News Photo4-Year CollegesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianAnti-Marxism protest returns to Berkeley after last year’s violence, ignites tensions among demonstratorsAmanda Ramirez
News Photo4-Year CollegesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianChancellor Carol Christ speaks about diversity at ASUC Senate meetingAllen Zeng
News Photo4-Year CollegesUCLA-Daily BruinUndergraduate student government election resultsAmy Dixon
News Photo4-Year CollegesUCLA-Daily BruinWednesday’s demonstration outside Royce Hall supported activist Ahed TamimiMacKenzie Coffman
News Photo2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateGrief, outrage follow police homicide of Stephon ClarkDenis Perez
News Photo2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionBudding space engineerJack Kan
News Photo2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionDisplaced againMiyung Kim
News Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Barbara City College-The ChannelsChannels photographer evacuates from Woolsey FireNate Stephenson
News Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Barbara City College-The ChannelsChannels photographer evacuates from Woolsey FireNate Stephenson
News PhotoHigh SchoolsEastside College Prep - The Eastside Panther#Enough is enoughVannesa Gurrola
News PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteShocked after crash — Every 15 Minutes eventSidney Zabell
News PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteVictim DOA — Every 15 Minutes eventSidney Zabell
News PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteEmergency Airlift — Every 15 Minutes eventSydney Sewell
News PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteHomecoming royalty (dominant middle image)Shreya Dodballapur
Feature Photo4-Year CollegesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanHalloween inspires freaky festivalSophia Acevedo
Feature Photo4-Year CollegesHumboldt State University-The LumberjackA dancer's journeyGarrett Goodnight
Feature Photo4-Year CollegesSanta Clara University-The Santa ClaraBollywood BeautiesNick Kniveton
Feature Photo4-Year CollegesUCLA-Daily BruinDia de los MuertosRachel Hefner
Feature Photo4-Year CollegesUCLA-Daily BruinActors perform alongside Japanese-inspired puppets in drama about family, memoryNiveda Tennety
Feature Photo2-Year CollegesDiablo Valley College-The InquirerNavigating the depths of Monterey BayEthan Anderson
Feature Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Barbara City College-The ChannelsSBCC Competitive Programming Club helps & challenges studentsVanessa Martinez
Feature Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Monica College-CorsairA young child waits for his bus to leave a migrant shelter in Tijuana MexicoZane Meyer-Thornton
Feature Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Monica College-CorsairThree teenage boys shout to draw attention to people cutting a line for suppliesZane Meyer-Thornton
Feature Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Monica College-CorsairHollywood Boulevard Zombie walkOskar Zinnemann
Feature PhotoHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianSwimming SophomoresTalaya Francois
Feature PhotoHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianSeniors enjoy the limelight at the Welcome Back Assembly on August 31Natalie Costello
Feature PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteWelcome through the windowSidney Zabell
Feature PhotoHigh SchoolsSanger High School-Hi-LightsStanding out in the crowdJose Soria
Feature PhotoHigh SchoolsSanger High School-Hi-LightsHomecomingSuriya Siriphoosit
Sports Action Photo4-Year CollegesClaremont Colleges-The Student LifePomona-Pitzer Men's Tennis victoryChloe Ortiz
Sports Action Photo4-Year CollegesCSU Bakersfield-The RunnerSebastian Mentel jumps over CSUN goal keeperJohnathan Wheatley
Sports Action Photo4-Year CollegesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanBaseball takes down San DiegoGabe Gandara
Sports Action Photo4-Year CollegesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanAllman was ready for the spotlightJessica Ruiz
Sports Action Photo4-Year CollegesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianCal men’s basketball loses to Washington State, falls to last place in Pac-12Joshua Jordan
Sports Action Photo2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateLocal boxers clash at Fairmont Hotel ballroom eventDenis Perez
Sports Action Photo2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateHorses, jockeys compete at Churchill DownsDenis Perez
Sports Action Photo2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionFighting to free herselfDarwyn Samayoa
Sports Action Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonSoccerDiego Devia
Sports Action Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Barbara City College-The ChannelsSBCC football ends season with a one point loss against PasadenaThomas Fernandez
Sports Action PhotoHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianCVHS Cross Country teams give it their all at NCS championshipsAndrew Watanabe
Sports Action PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteSad football playersMax Schwartz
Sports Action PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteChasing the ballSidney Zabell
Sports Action PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteFootball defensive lineSidney Zabell
Sports Action PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteBlocked shot water poloSidney Zabell
Photo Illustration4-Year CollegesCSU Bakersfield-The RunnerThinkin' of a Master PlanMiguel Fabian, Aqsa Khan, Skylar Carrasco
Photo Illustration4-Year CollegesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanCover artAndre Gomez, Chris Trinh
Photo Illustration4-Year CollegesSanta Clara University-The Santa ClaraPrecious JuulsMichelle Wang
Photo Illustration4-Year CollegesUCLA-Daily BruinUCLA Health reneges on announced $5,000 housing stipend to resident physiciansLiz Ketcham
Photo Illustration4-Year CollegesUCLA-Daily BruinMeghan Scudero balances roles to prove both the pen and the soccer ball are mightyAmy Dixon, Axel Lopez
Photo Illustration2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateInjustice breeds social changeDenis Perez
Photo Illustration2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionSmoking ban: Enforced or irgnored?Ryan Guitare
Photo Illustration2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el Don41-year-old RookieJordy Espinoza
Photo Illustration2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonWeed CoverNikki Nelsen
Photo Illustration2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonStress 101Sabrina Zamora
Photo IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteDoug Mason resignsSidney Zabell
Photo IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazettePumpkin faceDylan Rowe
Photo IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteParty sceneAkhil Shah
Photo IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteLitterSydney Sewell
Photo IllustrationHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-LightsTrump Tweets: Make Twitter great again!Von Balanon
Illustration4-Year CollegesHumboldt State University-The LumberjackI was never silentJen Kelly
Illustration4-Year CollegesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianRinging in a new life: Recent graduates talk post-college careers, friendships and next stepsIsabella Schreiber
Illustration4-Year CollegesUC Berkeley-The Daily Californian‘The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods’ reveres the Black female artistIsabella Schreiber
Illustration4-Year CollegesUCLA-Daily BruinCalifornia wildfiresNicole Anisgard Parra
Illustration4-Year CollegesUCLA-Daily BruinRomance and #MeTooClaire Sun
Illustration2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateFlicks splash onto silver screenIsaac Benivades
Illustration2-Year CollegesSan Jose City College-The TimesHate crime shocks EVCMagnolia Lonero
Illustration2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonSanta Ana City MayorAlberto Donjuan
Illustration2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonKeep the Blunts RollingDennis Guirola
Illustration2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafProfanityRachel Edelstein
IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteAnimeAndrew Yung
IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteSnow globeSidney Zabell
IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteStudent SenateAbbie Gould
IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteDyer RoadAbbie Gould
IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteClashing carsAndrew Yung, Sidney Zabell
Online General Excellence4-Year CollegesClaremont Colleges-The Student LifeThe Student Life websiteHank Snowdon, Meghan Bobrowsky, Ariel So, Kellen Browning
Online General Excellence4-Year CollegesHumboldt State University-The LumberjackThe Lumberjack websiteDeija Zavala, Nicole Bravo
Online General Excellence4-Year CollegesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianThe Daily Californian websiteHarini Shyamsundar, Victoria Do, Michael Tamaki
Online General Excellence4-Year CollegesUC Santa Barbara - The Daily NexusThe Daily Nexus websiteThe Daily Nexus Staff
Online General Excellence4-Year CollegesUCLA-Daily BruinDaily Bruin websiteNathan Smith, Mike Zhang, Hongyi Zhang
Online General Excellence2-Year CollegesCity College of San Francisco-The GuardsmanThe Guardsman websiteThe Guardsman Staff
Online General Excellence2-Year CollegesDiablo Valley College-The InquirerThe Inquirer websiteThe Inquirer Staff
Online General Excellence2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionThe Union websiteThe Union Staff
Online General Excellence2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el Donel Don websiteLizeth Fuentes, Diego Devia, Nikki Nelsen, Jason Solares
Online General Excellence2-Year CollegesSkyline College-The Skyline ViewThe Skyline View websiteThe Skyline View Staff