2022 Individual Awards

ACP announces finalists
for its Individual Award categories

Approximately 490 finalists from 49 contests
in nine categories set to be named
in the coming weeks

Aug. 31 and Sept. 8, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS — Associated Collegiate Press has begun naming finalists in its popular Individual Awards competition.

The finalist announcements begin today with approximately 200 finalists being named in 21 competitions in four categories — Best Use of Social Media, Broadcast Story of the Year, Design of the Year and Multimedia Story of the Year.

The remaining finalists will be announced in September.

The winners will be announced at the ACP Pacemaker and Individual Awards Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, at MediaFest22, the Fall National College Media Convention, in Washington, D.C.

“The future of journalism and communications is bright if the quality of the work submitted in the ACP Individual Awards is any indication,” said ACP associate director Gary Lundgren. “These contests are highly competitive and it is a huge honor to be named a finalist.

ACP names 10 finalists in each competition. Ultimately, five winners and five honorable mentions will be recognized. The first-place winner in each contest receives a plaque. The other winners and honorable mentions receive certificates.

A handful of contests have fewer than 10 finalists, based on the quality and number of entries received.

After the winners are announced on Oct. 28, a gallery of the winners and honorable mentions will be shared on this website allowing student journalists and advisers to see all of the entries recognized in the competition.

Congratulations to the finalists in the following categories —

Advertisement of the Year
Broadcast Story of the Year
Cartoon of the Year
Design of the Year
Multimedia Story of the Year
Photo of the Year
Reporter of the Year

Story of the Year
Best Use of Social Media

Individual Award winners will be announced at MediaFest22, the Fall National College Media Convention, at 3:30 p.m. ET Friday, Oct. 28, at the Grand Hyatt Washington.

We will also honor our Pacemaker finalists in Broadcast, Innovation, Magazine, Multiplatform and Newspaper, with Pacemaker winners also announced on Oct. 28.

Announced Sept. 8

Announced Aug. 31