Awards archive

Pacemaker Awards

The Pacemaker Awards, ACP’s top publications prizes, are presented at the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention.

Broadcast Pacemaker Awards
Presented each fall for the preceding year.
2020

Business Pacemaker Awards
By publication year, presented the following fall.
2020

Innovation Pacemaker Awards
By publication year, presented the following fall.
2020

Magazine Pacemaker Awards
Presented each fall for the preceding year.
20202019201820172016201520142013

Newspaper Pacemaker Awards
Presented each fall for the preceding year.
20202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
2009200820072006200520042003200220012000
1999199819971996199519941993

Online Pacemaker Awards
Presented each fall for the preceding year.
20202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
200920082007200620052004 • 2003 • 200220012000

Yearbook Pacemaker Awards
By publication year, presented in fall of the following year.
2019201820172016201520142013201220112010
2009200820072006200520042003200220012000
1999199819971996199519941993


Individual Awards

ACP Individual Awards are presented at the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention.

Story of the Year
20202019201820172016201520142013

Reporter of the Year
20202019201820172016201520142013

Multimedia Story of the Year
20202019201820172016201520142013

Design of the Year
202020192018201720162015 • 2014 • 2013

Photo of the Year
2020201920182017201620152014

Cartoon of the Year
20202019201820172016201520142013

Advertisement of the Year
20202019201820172016201520142013

Best Use of Social Media
2020

COVID-19 Coverage
2020


Best of Show

ACP’s Best of Show is an on-site convention competition that recognizes outstanding work among publications whose staffs attend the ACP convention and enter the contest.

Fall National College Media Convention

Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention, Minneapolis

20202019201820172016201520142013

ACP/CMBAM College Journalism Convention
presented with College Media Business and Advertising Managers

Midwinter National College Journalism Convention

Summer workshops

201320112010


CCC: Recognition for Collegiate Coronavirus Coverage

ACP, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society for News Design and College Broadcasters Inc. were sponsors in recognizing outstanding COVID-19 coverage by collegiate media. Print, online and broadcast submissions were included within weekly deadlines from March 30 to May 12, 2020.

2020


Clips & Clicks Contest

ACP’s new student competition, Clips & Clicks, launched in fall 2020 and honors current work.

Open to all ACP members, Clips & Clicks offers multiple categories for student and publication achievement, and each contest segment encompasses one semester of work. 

Fall 2020


Reveille Seven College Press Freedom Award

ACP and the Student Press Law Center sponsor the Reveille Seven College Press Freedom Award with the Louisiana State University Manship School of Communication.

Additional information, including a list of past winners of this award, is available at the SPLC site.


Other awards

These awards have been discontinued or replaced by another award.

Best of the Net 
Replaced by the Online Pacemaker
1999 • 1998 • 1997 • 1996 • 1995

Yearbook CD-ROM Pacemaker
1999-2000

RFK Memorial Journalism Awards 
Co-sponsored by NSPA/ACP, 2002-09.