N.C. College Media Association

College media staffs and advisers across North Carolina are invited to participate in this association aimed at supporting and encouraging college media operations on public and private university and college campuses. The association offers a one-day conference on a different campus each year, as well as a statewide media contest.

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Statewide College Media Contests

The N.C. College Media Association launched a statewide college media contest in 2009. Yearbooks, literary magazines, newspapers and online news sites are encouraged to submit entries for this Best of Show competition. Contest deadlines are Dec. 1. Results are announced during the awards luncheon of the annual conference in February each year.

2015 contest entry forms

(Forms are downloadable PDFs. Complete the form electronically and print, or print and complete the form by hand.)


Yearbook Contest Entry Form Newspaper Contest Entry Form Literary Magazine Contest Entry Form


2014 contest results

2013 contest results

2012 contest results

2011 contest results

2010 contest results

2009 contest results



Conference Information

North Carolina College Media Association formed in December 2007 and offered its initial one-day conference on Saturday, April 5, 2008, in the School of Media and Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. That conference marked the launch of the N.C. College Media Association, based in the N.C. Scholastic Media Association offices. Sessions focused on fall 2008 election coverage. Other topics included photography management, adviser networking, understanding polls, open government and technology troubleshooting.

N.C. State University’s Office of Student Media hosted the 2009 conference. Sessions addressed business/economic coverage and new media such as Soundslides and incorporating video into websites. The 2010 conference at Elon University focused on the business side of media. Several Elon School of Communication faculty taught sessions in design, multimedia and photography. The 2011 conference at Appalachian State University featured sessions on covering the arts. Representatives of the arts community offered instruction in review writing, arts coverage and design. Winston-Salem State University hosted the 2012 conference, and Roxanne Jones of ESPN was guest speaker. WSSU faculty were joined by political reporters and representatives from the then upcoming national political convention. N.C. A&T State University highlighted its place in the science community in 2013 with a conference focused on science journalism. UNC-Asheville was to host the 2014 conference that was canceled because of weather. In 2015, the organization celebrated the state's college media with an awards presentation, instructional sessions and dessert tasting at UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Media and Journalism.

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2011 agenda
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Contact Us 

Monica Hill
North Carolina College Media Association
School of Media and Journalism
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
284 Carroll Hall, CB #3365
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3365

(919) 962-4639 | 1 (888) 562-6276

fax (919) 962-0620 | ncsma@unc.edu

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