2020 California Journalism Awards - Campus Division

General Excellence ( High Schools)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Granite Bay High School-The Gazette
    Entry Title: March and May Issues of The Gazette
    Entry Credit: Granite Bay Gazette Staffers
    Judge Comment: Spectacular layouts, story selection and headlines that attract readers. An outstanding publication.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle
    Entry Title: June, 2020 and August, 2020
    Entry Credit: Lindsay Wu, Tammer Bagdasarian, Ethan Lachman, Hannah Han
    Judge Comment: A clean, simpler cover than some of the other nominees, but inside the colorful features and photography make this a top-notch high school publication
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Sacramento Country Day School-The Octagon
    Entry Title: The Octagon Volume 44 Issues 2 and 3
    Entry Credit: Sanjana Anand, Ethan Monasa, Arijit Trivedi, Ming Zhu
    Judge Comment: Fewer pages than some of the other nominees, but quality layouts and typography give it a college publication feel.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Archbishop Riordan High School-The Crusader
    Entry Title: The Crusader Spring and Summer Editions 2020
    Entry Credit: Steven Rissotto, Antonio Maffei, Jamar Kittling, Brandon Vargas
    Judge Comment: They covered controversial stories, such as the recent move to co-ed student body, but still keep a small-school feel to the paper. Page layout can be a little rough, but the stories frequently make up for it.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Castro Valley High School-The Olympian
    Entry Title: The Olympian
    Entry Credit: The Olympian
    Judge Comment: Less 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.