2019 California Journalism Awards Campus Contest finalists

The table below displays the top-five finalists from the 2019 California Journalism Awards Campus Contest.

The finalists are presented in alphabetical order within each category / division. The order does not indicate final placement.

Winners will be announced at the California Journalism Awards Gala at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday, May 16.

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Note: Some categories may have fewer than five finalists.

CategoryDivisionPublicationCreditsEntry Title
General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesCSU Bakersfield-The RunnerSam Underwood, Amy Pachla, Marsalh MusaadNov. 20 & Dec. 4, 2019
General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fresno-The CollegianCollegian StaffMarch 13 & 20, 2019
General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanDaily Titan StaffNov. 20 & 21, 2019
General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesSan Jose State University-Spartan DailySpartan Daily StaffMay 9 & 15, 2019
General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianSoofie Motamedi, Sakura Cannestra, Kaitlan TsengOct. 3 & 4, 2019
General Excellence2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateAdvocate StaffApril 21 & May 7, 2019
General Excellence2-Year CollegesSan Joaquin Delta College-The CollegianCollegian StaffNov. 8 & Dec. 6, 2019
General Excellence2-Year CollegesSan Jose City College-The TimesJoeanna Lopez, Mikie Negrete, Jason Lin, Times StaffMay 7 & April 9, 2019
General Excellence2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonLesly Guzman, Ashley Ramynke, Kate Bustamante, Dorian ZavalaOct. 28 & Dec. 2, 2019
General Excellence2-Year CollegesSouthwestern College-The SunSun StaffNov. 21 & Dec. 12, 2019
General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderSteven Rissotto, Crusader StaffOctober & December 2019
General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianOlympian StaffNov. 8 & Dec. 6, 2019
General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteGranite Bay Gazette StaffMarch & April 2019
General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-LightsEmily Hartsell, Allison Chang, Madison Lopez, Simran SodhiOctober & November 2019
Writing4-Year UniversitiesClaremont Colleges-The Student LifeDonnie DenomeLoud hands are proud hands: The joy, freedom, and pain of stimming
Writing4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fresno-The CollegianAnthony De LeonWednesday Warmup: The assassination of California sports by the coward Mark Emmert
Writing4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fresno-The CollegianAnthony De LeonWednesday Warmup: A tale of two interceptions
Writing4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianRevati Thatte, Daily Californian Editorial BoardPay Attention to Santa Rita Jail
Writing2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionFernando HaroLiving as an undocumented student under the Trump administration
Writing2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionFernando HaroHumanitarian pushes through traumatic past to help others
Writing2-Year CollegesSan Jose City College-The TimesKrissy TobeyWhen mommy wasn't the greatest
Writing2-Year CollegesSan Jose City College-The TimesKrissy TobeyAstronomical selfishness
Writing2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonCarrie GrahamLocal Gamers Protest Against Blizzard
WritingHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianTiffany HoAmazon rainforest needs action
WritingHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteEmerson FordCheating on the rise
WritingHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteAshley YungAfter 5 days in a coma, former Rocklin student has become an anti-vaping activist
WritingHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteCori CaplingerTeachers Fear They Lack a Voice & Representation in RJUHSD
WritingHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-LightsEmily HartsellDress codes updates are underway
Enterprise News Story or Series4-Year UniversitiesCSU Chico-The OrionJessie ImhoffButte Hall project stirs asbestos fears
Enterprise News Story or Series4-Year UniversitiesCSU Long Beach-Daily 49erJacob Powers, Rachel Barnes, Anna KarkalikBehind the scenes at CSULB
Enterprise News Story or Series4-Year UniversitiesSan Jose State University-Spartan DailyLindsey Boyd, Jana Kadah, Mauricio LaPlante, Kunal MehtaMillions Misused
Enterprise News Story or Series4-Year UniversitiesSan Jose State University-Spartan DailyChristian TrujanoOut of nine faculty members denied tenure or promotion, seven were women of color
Enterprise News Story or Series4-Year UniversitiesSan Jose State University-Spartan DailyVicente Vera, Chelsea Nguyen FleigeA.S. President accused of harassment
Enterprise News Story or Series2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionJose Tobar, Juan Miranda, Cameron WoodsHeavy rain and cold temperatures impact homeless residents
Enterprise News Story or Series2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionRosemary MontalvoStudents with Autism Spectrum Disorder make up 12% of disabled student population at El Camino College
Enterprise News Story or Series2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionMerritt Ryan AlbinFood safety questioned around community colleges; inspection results vary
Enterprise News Story or Series2-Year CollegesSan Joaquin Delta College-The CollegianCollegian StaffMyDelta Rollout
Enterprise News Story or Series2-Year CollegesSouthwestern College-The SunBrittany Cruz-Fejeran, Katy Stegall, Julia Woock, Pernisha GainesAssociated Student Organization Debacle
Enterprise News Story or SeriesHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteAngelina Kolosey, Mareesa Islam, Ashley YungGen Z facing the vaping epidemic
Enterprise News Story or SeriesHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteAshley Yung, Sophie Criscione, Angelina KoloseyThe Administrative Angle at Granite Bay High
Enterprise News Story or SeriesHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteAngelina Kolosey, Sophie Criscione, Ashley YungJust a difference of opinion?
Enterprise News Story or SeriesHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-LightsCarlos Moctezuma, Anysa ChanthavongNew whistle blower on campus
Enterprise News Story or SeriesHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-LightsEmily HartsellMake the government open again
Profile Story4-Year UniversitiesClaremont Colleges-The Student LifeLaney Pope, Siena SwiftWhat’s going on at the Denver House?
Profile Story4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanBrandon PhoEscaping Vietnam to reform education
Profile Story4-Year UniversitiesCSU Long Beach-Daily 49erMadalyn AmatoTransitioning while visible
Profile Story4-Year UniversitiesCSU Long Beach-Daily 49erSaad Kazi94-year-old man goes back to college
Profile Story4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianSurina KhuranaTrey Turner III: Family is ‘forever united’
Profile Story2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionRoseana MartinezFeaturesTop Stories Humanitarians fight against homelessness by providing basic needs
Profile Story2-Year CollegesLas Positas College-ExpressArion ArmeniakosIt's about more than basketball for Hawks Australian forward
Profile Story2-Year CollegesLas Positas College-ExpressDevin BradshawCamryn Adams emerges triumphant
Profile Story2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafZane ZinklResistance: Now and forever
Profile Story2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafRiley PalmerDouble life: Classes by day, jokes by night
Profile StoryHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderMichael GrayCelebrating 70 years of Crusader Brotherhood: 1970s: The Pathfinders
Profile StoryHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteKate FernandezTeacher tries tiny-house living
Profile StoryHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteShreya DodballapurMulti-lingual students on campus
Profile StoryHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteBella KhorGBHS faculty also write fiction
Profile StoryHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-LightsSuriya SiriphoositChacon bring legacy to new high school
Columns4-Year UniversitiesCSU Chico-The OrionNatalie HansonChico State struggles with Camp Fire aftermath; Campus police take responsibility for actions — Hutchinson will not
Columns4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianVyoma RamanPee math; Rain, rain, go away
Columns4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianSimmy KhetpalDelaying my diagnosis; Not your inspiration
Columns2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateMichael SantoneDrag culture gets watered down by mainstream TV; Smollet hoax sets back the LGBTQ community, sheds negative light
Columns2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateXavier JohnsonGaming professionals need league support; Boxing’s dangerous norms raise questions
Columns2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateCindy PantojaProfit margins spell doom for holiday cheer; Indigenous beauty tests society’s view
Columns2-Year CollegesLas Positas College-ExpressTravis DannerNo, Quentin Tarantino was not disrespecting Bruce Lee. Lighten up. Please.; ‘The Irishman’ a harbinger of the digital dominance paradigm
Columns2-Year CollegesSouthwestern College-The SunJustin DotteryBlack men need understanding, support to fight depression; ‘No Snitching’ ethos a contagion for minorities
ColumnsHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianKatrina SilerWhy do you choose to judge people based on what they wear?; APUSH class simulations should be reconsidered
ColumnsHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianJeanette WallisDon’t be afraid to take a risk; Growing Up Multiracial
ColumnsHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteJustin HaPolitics have come for comedy; Problematic or not, Kanye is reformed
ColumnsHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteAshley YungSuccess has numerous definitions; Censorship keeps the truth away
ColumnsHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteCori CaplingerDreams should be encouraged; Our teachers need some support too
Sports Game Story4-Year UniversitiesCSU Chico-The OrionLucero Del Rayo-NavaRugby team fights for national title
Sports Game Story4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianEmily OhmanThe Axe is back: Cal beats Stanford for 1st time in decade
Sports Game Story2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateLuis CortesEarly lead squandered after error
Sports Game Story2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionMatthew SandovalECC men’s basketball team’s offensive struggles continue in loss to Fullerton College
Sports Game Story2-Year CollegesLas Positas College-ExpressArion ArmeniakosHawks show off grit, determination — advance in the playoffs with a win over Taft
Sports Game Story2-Year CollegesLas Positas College-ExpressArion ArmeniakosHawks historic season ends after loss in Santa Rosa
Sports Game Story2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonDorian ZavalaDons Women's Soccer Team Win Their First Playoff Since 2009
Sports Game StoryHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderCameron Bevan-AbelBasketball starts season with slam dunk
Sports Game StoryHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderChristian Ramirez CortesRiordan cross country runs its way to top 5
Sports Game StoryHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianKatrina SilerTrojans achieve epic comeback
Sports Game StoryHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianMyla OgleKia's kick caps Trojans' triumph
News Photo4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanNoah BiesiadaBlack students say CSUF isn’t as diverse as university claims
News Photo4-Year UniversitiesCSU Long Beach-Daily 49erAustin BrumblayRoof repair -- workers go high to fix a leaky pyramid roof
News Photo4-Year UniversitiesSan Jose State University-Spartan DailyMauricio La PlanteDeath stirs concern for pedestrians
News Photo4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianSam AlbilloMultiple arrests, 1 injury occur during protest of Ann Coulter event at UC Berkeley
News Photo4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianJosh KahenBerkeley celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 27th annual powwow
News Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonCarrie GrahamProtest Against Gaming Company
News Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Monica College-CorsairYasamin JtehraniPete Buttigieg (left) and Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, speak to media
News Photo2-Year CollegesSouthwestern College-The SunAilyn DumasOne Region — Two Countries
News Photo2-Year CollegesSouthwestern College-The SunBrittany Cruz-FejeranStranded in Tijuana: Santos Catalino López Velásquez's daughter
News Photo2-Year CollegesSouthwestern College-The SunAilyn DumasLife in the Borderlands
News PhotoHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderAntonio MaffeiMercury levels in murky Lake Merced increase
News PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteLindsey ZabellHomecoming kiss
News PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteBradyn KestiAnimal rehab courage
News PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteLindsey ZabellEnjoying the show
News PhotoHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-LightsEmily HartsellMom surprised son named Homecoming King
Feature Photo4-Year UniversitiesCSU Chico-The OrionMary VogelQueens, camera, action
Feature Photo4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianSam AlbilloFight Until The End
Feature Photo4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianIreland WagnerRun It Back
Feature Photo2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateXavier JohnsonCulture and resistance celebrated
Feature Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonNikki NelsenBallet Folklorico
Feature Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonAshley RamynkeBrainstory Debuts Album in Downtown Santa Ana
Feature Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Monica College-CorsairYasamin JtehraniWomens Swim Team Sana Shoket emerges from pool in a shower of water spray
Feature Photo2-Year CollegesSouthwestern College-The SunNicholas JamesChild Development Center serves students and their kids
Feature PhotoHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianDerek NeyerHomecoming Football Game Celebration
Feature PhotoHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianElena LottichHomecoming
Feature PhotoHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianMilagros AquinoMariachi
Feature PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteMaya SnowVaping
Feature PhotoHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-LightsMadison LopezDaddy's pride and joy
Sports Action Photo4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanMariah RossVolleyball splits weekend in Riverside
Sports Action Photo4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanKason ClarkTitans win slew of Big West conference awards
Sports Action Photo4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanEliza GreenNewsom gives the power to the players
Sports Action Photo4-Year UniversitiesCSU Long Beach-Daily 49erAustin BrumblayInternational waters -- Brazilian star making waves
Sports Action Photo4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianIreland WagnerNever say die: Inside Cal’s 2019 season
Sports Action Photo2-Year CollegesLas Positas College-ExpressAlan LewisPhoto of Michael Hayes
Sports Action Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonChris CastroWomen's Soccer
Sports Action Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonRafael ValenciaDons Men's Soccer Team Ties
Sports Action Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonChris CastroSophomore Running Back Scores Against LA Valley College
Sports Action Photo2-Year CollegesSanta Monica College-CorsairAndrew NarvaezThe Flash at the LA Marathon Start
Sports Action PhotoHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianKayla Craft-WilliamsOlivia Ott, wrestling
Sports Action PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteLindsey ZabellFootball run
Sports Action PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteLindsey ZabellColor guard
Sports Action PhotoHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteLindsey ZabellFootball trenches
Sports Action PhotoHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-LightsTroy CastilloKosi Agina Football
Photo Illustration4-Year UniversitiesClaremont Colleges-The Student LifeTalia BernsteinThe darker side of sports: Career-ending athletic injuries and adjusting to life afterward
Photo Illustration4-Year UniversitiesCSU Bakersfield-The RunnerBre ParksVegan Heart
Photo Illustration4-Year UniversitiesCSU Chico-The OrionJacob Collier, Mary VogelQueens, camera, action
Photo Illustration4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanJordan MendozaTitans cap Big West run as champions
Photo Illustration4-Year UniversitiesCSU Fullerton-Daily TitanEliza GreenSuspect on campus after stabbing
Photo Illustration2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateDenis PerezMarvel wraps up historic series
Photo Illustration2-Year CollegesLas Positas College-ExpressJennifer Snook, Thiha NaingLittle man on campus
Photo Illustration2-Year CollegesSan Jose City College-The TimesJason LinSJCC's Past vs. Present — Track
Photo Illustration2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonNikki NelsenSpring Break Guide
Photo Illustration2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafEdgar Soria GarciaCarceral state: The prison industrial complex wasn’t the solution for my mom
Photo IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteAngelina KoloseyVaping victim
Photo IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteLindsey ZabellTeens who still trick or treat
Photo IllustrationHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-LightsAllison Chang, Emily HartsellHome Alone
Photo IllustrationHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-LightsAllison ChangElf
Photo IllustrationHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-LightsSergio LopezPrincipal of fun
Illustration4-Year UniversitiesCSU Bakersfield-The RunnerBre ParksCost of graduation
Illustration4-Year UniversitiesSan Jose State University-Spartan DailyNachaela FloresBlack students seek unity and belonging
Illustration4-Year UniversitiesSan Jose State University-Spartan DailyCindy CuellarWelcome Spartans
Illustration4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianEmily BiThe Castro’s designation as cultural district highlights importance of LGBTQ+ spaces
Illustration4-Year UniversitiesUC Berkeley-The Daily CalifornianAlexander HongFacial recognition ban highlights hypocrisy
Illustration2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateCindy PantojaZombie alert
Illustration2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateJanet LiraCalifornia’s green rush
Illustration2-Year CollegesEl Camino College-The UnionLuciane GasperisPriorities: Spending for a few or the many?
Illustration2-Year CollegesSan Jose City College-The TimesAndrea Karla Meza FloresNRA
Illustration2-Year CollegesSan Jose City College-The TimesMagnolia LoneroStudent loan
IllustrationHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderMiles PoonWhat’s best for Kyler Murray: football or baseball?
IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteLindsey Zabell, Kate Fernandez, Maya SnowWelcome home Spider-Man
IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteShreya DodballapurStudents react to the impeachment hearings
IllustrationHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteKate Fernandez‘Joker’ movie is no joke
IllustrationHigh SchoolsSanger High School - Hi-LightsSimran SodhiIphone11 too expensive
Online General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesCSU Bakersfield-The RunnerFernanda Martinez, Norma Hernandez, Sam Underwoodtherunneronline.com
Online General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesCSU Chico-The OrionOrion Stafftheorion.com
Online General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesCSU Long Beach-Daily 49erDaily 49er Staffdaily49er.com
Online General Excellence4-Year UniversitiesSanta Clara University-The Santa ClaraSanta Clara Staffthesantaclara.org
Online General Excellence2-Year CollegesCerritos College-Talon MarksTalon Marks Stafftalonmarks.com
Online General Excellence2-Year CollegesContra Costa College-The AdvocateAdvocate Staffcccadvocate.com
Online General Excellence2-Year CollegesLas Positas College-ExpressExpress Stafflpcexpressnews.com
Online General Excellence2-Year CollegesSanta Ana College-el DonLesly Guzman, Kate Bustamante, Ashley Ramynke, Dorian Zavalaeldonnews.org
Online General Excellence2-Year CollegesSanta Rosa Junior College-The Oak LeafOak Leaf Stafftheoakleafnews.com
Online General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderSteven Rissotto, Antonio Maffeircrusadernews.com
Online General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsCastro Valley High School-The OlympianOlympian Staffcvhsolympian.com
Online General ExcellenceHigh SchoolsGranite Bay High School-The GazetteGraniteBayToday Staffgranitebaytoday.org