College media Business & Advertising Managers


Division I – Products


All entries must have been published or used by the college media company between Jan. 1, 2022, and May 31, 2023.

All entries must have been originally developed by a current CMBAM member with contest and membership dues paid at the time of entry. All entries must be wholly designed and produced by student staff members of the publication.



Each category will list the number of submissions possible directly after the title of the category. If there are more submissions than the category allows, the first entries in those categories will be the submissions judged. All subsequent submissions will be discarded..



  • Use this naming convention for files: category number_org name_college/universityDO NOT use spaces, commas, or special characters.
  • Here is a sample file name: P1_MinnesotaDaily_UniversityOfMinnesota
  • If you are submitting multiple entries, please add an underscore and number of the entry to the name: P1_MinnesotaDaily_UniversityOfMinnesota_1
  • All individual and general category submissions should be submitted as a single reduced-file-size PDF.
  • Specified digital/photo category submissions should be submitted as a single .JPG, .GIF or .PNG file.
  • Specified multimedia category submissions should be submitted as a URL that links to the correct file/webpage.
  • Individual files should not exceed 100MB.

P1 – Best Newspaper Ad:

P2 – Best Print Ad Non-Newsprint:

P3 – Best Print Ad Campaign, Paid or Self-Promotional:

P4 – Best Self Promotion Ad

P5 – Best Special Section:

P6 – Best Living (Renters) Guide:

P7 – Best Back-to-School or Orientation Issue or Section:

P8 – Best Coupon Book or App Design:

P9 – Best Paid Design Product, Non-Self Promotional:

P10 – Best Sales Promotional Materials:

P11 – Best Rate Card or Media Kit:

P12 – Best Digital Display Ad – Static:

P13 – Best Digital Display Ad – Animated:

P14 – Best Digital Self Promotion Ad:

P15 – Best Social Media Promotion:

P16 – Best Video Ad or Underwriting Spot:

P17 – Best Out-of-Home (outdoor) Promotion:

P18 – Best Audio Ad or Underwriting Spot:

P19 – Best Self Promotion Audio Ad:

P20 – Best Self Promotion Video Ad:

P21 – Best Self Promotion Multimedia Ad Campaign:

P22 – Best Multimedia Ad Campaign:

P23 – Best Non-Advertisement Multimedia Project: