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2020 California Journalism Awards Campus General Excellence Contest Winners – High Schools

2020 California Journalism Awards
Campus General Excellence Contest Winners

High Schools

 

First-place and second-place plaques will be shipped directly to the winning publications in the coming weeks.

Personalized certificates will also be mailed to winners in each category.

A complete list of all California Journalism Award winners will be provided on May 18th.

 

Circ Group(s)Category NameAwardOrganizationCityEntry TitleCommentsCreditsCompetition Comments
High SchoolsGeneral ExcellenceFirst PlaceGranite Bay High School-The GazetteGranite BayMarch and May Issues of The GazetteSpectacular layouts, story selection and headlines that attract readers. An outstanding publication.Granite Bay Gazette StaffersWith widely varying resources and student bodies, this category produces five winners.

#1 Granite Bay simply blew the doors off the competition with break-the-mold layouts, news graphics and typography.

Each of the other winners brought strengths, with San Francisco's Archbishop Riordan and Castro Valley showing that quality news (and a certain charm that attracts readers) can still be delivered even when fancy typography and layouts aren't available.

It was a pleasure to judge this category.
High SchoolsGeneral ExcellenceSecond PlaceHarvard-Westlake School-The ChronicleNorth HollywoodJune, 2020 and August, 2020A clean, simpler cover than some of the other nominees, but inside the colorful features and photography make this a top-notch high school publicationLindsay Wu, Tammer Bagdasarian, Ethan Lachman, Hannah HanWith widely varying resources and student bodies, this category produces five winners.

#1 Granite Bay simply blew the doors off the competition with break-the-mold layouts, news graphics and typography.

Each of the other winners brought strengths, with San Francisco's Archbishop Riordan and Castro Valley showing that quality news (and a certain charm that attracts readers) can still be delivered even when fancy typography and layouts aren't available.

It was a pleasure to judge this category.
High SchoolsGeneral ExcellenceThird PlaceSacramento Country Day School-The OctagonThe Octagon Volume 44 Issues 2 and 3Fewer pages than some of the other nominees, but quality layouts and typography give it a college publication feel.
Sanjana Anand, Ethan Monasa, Arijit Trivedi, Ming ZhuWith widely varying resources and student bodies, this category produces five winners.

#1 Granite Bay simply blew the doors off the competition with break-the-mold layouts, news graphics and typography.

Each of the other winners brought strengths, with San Francisco's Archbishop Riordan and Castro Valley showing that quality news (and a certain charm that attracts readers) can still be delivered even when fancy typography and layouts aren't available.

It was a pleasure to judge this category.
High SchoolsGeneral ExcellenceFourth PlaceArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderSan FranciscoThe Crusader Spring and Summer Editions 2020They covered controversial stories, such as the recent move to co-ed student body, but still keep a small-school feel to the paper.Steven Rissotto, Antonio Maffei, Jamar Kittling, Brandon VargasWith widely varying resources and student bodies, this category produces five winners.

#1 Granite Bay simply blew the doors off the competition with break-the-mold layouts, news graphics and typography.

Each of the other winners brought strengths, with San Francisco's Archbishop Riordan and Castro Valley showing that quality news (and a certain charm that attracts readers) can still be delivered even when fancy typography and layouts aren't available.

It was a pleasure to judge this category.
High SchoolsGeneral ExcellenceFifth PlaceCastro Valley High School-The OlympianCastro ValleyThe OlympianLess polished graphics and rougher layouts than some of the nominees, but a home-made charm that is undeniable. The only nominee to submit an all-B&W issue. It's tough to do all B&W, but they pull it off and even produced nice monochrome news graphics.The OlympianWith widely varying resources and student bodies, this category produces five winners.

#1 Granite Bay simply blew the doors off the competition with break-the-mold layouts, news graphics and typography.

Each of the other winners brought strengths, with San Francisco's Archbishop Riordan and Castro Valley showing that quality news (and a certain charm that attracts readers) can still be delivered even when fancy typography and layouts aren't available.

It was a pleasure to judge this category.
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