College media Business & Advertising Managers


Division I – Products


For Individual awards, nominees must have been full-time students during the time represented in their entries. Accomplishments cited in the nomination materials must emphasize the impact of the person’s work at the CMBAM member college media company on or between Jan. 1, 2023, and Dec. 31, 2023. Nominees must have worked at the media company for at least three months during that time.

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.



There is no limit on the number of entries per category for each member.



  • 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: