College media Business & Advertising Managers





Entry Deadline: (Uploaded by) Monday, January 25, 2021 by 7 p.m. Central Time

Please read all the information regarding this competition.



All entries are judged before the start of the convention by qualified media and advertising professionals. No member of the CMBAM board or any CMBAM member school will assist in judging.



Entries improperly or incompletely prepared or uploaded will be reviewed for errors. The Member Recognition and Awards Director will attempt to correct minor errors, but rules will be strictly enforced, without exception. Failure to comply with the contest entry rules will result in disqualification from the category for which submitted.

Please refer to the individual category descriptions and rules for detailed explanations of requirements.



Categories, rules, judging criteria, and entry instructions for each category are outlined in this document. If you still have questions about the contest or your entries after reading the entry instructions, please contact CMBAM Member Recognition and Awards Director, Heather Howard, by email at [email protected].



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, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020. Nominees must have worked at the media company for at least three months during that time.



Each Individual Awards category allows for only one entry per eligible organization. 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.


file submission guidelines:


  • Use this naming convention for files: category number_org name_college/university. Do NOT use spaces, commas, or special characters.
  • Here is a sample file name: IND1_MinnesotaDaily_UniversityOfMinnesota
  • If you are submitting multiple entries, please add an underscore and number of the entry to the name: IND1_MinnesotaDaily_UniversityOfMinnesota_1
  • All individual PDF submissions should be submitted as reduced-file-size PDFs
  • Individual files should not exceed 100MB.


Awards distribution:

Awards are presented at the time of the CMBAM Spring Convention. Schools registered for the convention will not incur shipping costs.