Awards archive

Pacemakers

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

Broadcast Pacemakers
Presented each fall for the preceding year.
20212020

Business Pacemakers
By publication year, presented the following fall.
2021 • 2020

Innovation Pacemakers
By publication year, presented the following fall.
20212020

Magazine Pacemakers
Presented each fall for the preceding year.
2021 • 20202019201820172016201520142013

Newspaper Pacemakers
Presented each fall for the preceding year.
202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
2009200820072006200520042003200220012000
1999199819971996199519941993

Online Pacemakers
Presented each fall for the preceding year.
202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
200920082007200620052004 • 2003 • 200220012000

Yearbook Pacemakers
By publication year, presented in fall of the following year.
202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
2009200820072006200520042003200220012000
1999199819971996199519941993

KEY LINKS

ACP Awards page

Contest rules, deadlines & submission

ACP videos on Vimeo,
including awards presentations during the pandemic

Past ACP conventions


Individual Awards

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

Story of the Year
2021 • 20202019201820172016201520142013

Reporter of the Year
2021 • 20202019201820172016201520142013

Multimedia Story of the Year
2021 • 20202019201820172016201520142013

Design of the Year
2021 • 202020192018201720162015 • 2014 • 2013

Photo of the Year
2021 • 2020201920182017201620152014

Cartoon of the Year
2021 • 20202019201820172016201520142013

Advertisement of the Year
2021 • 20202019201820172016201520142013

Best Use of Social Media
20212020

COVID-19 Coverage
20212020

Broadcast Story of the Year
2021

Individual Award finalists
2021


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

ACP Spring National College Media Conference
presented with the Journalism Association of Community Colleges and California College Media Association

2022

Spring National College Media Convention
presented with College Media Association, 
College Media and Business Managers,
the Journalism Association of Community Colleges and California College Media Association

Connect 2021

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


Clips & Clicks Contest

Clips & Clicks, ACP’s open competition, 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. 

The fall and spring competitions culminate with a Sweepstakes Trophy for the annual winner.

Fall 2021

Spring 2021 & SweepstakesFall 2020


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


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.