RMSMC

Rocky Mountain Student Media Awards

Rocky Mountain Student Media is an award winning media outlet. Check out some of the awesome things our team has acheived.

New and Noteworthy

#3

Overall Best College Media Company

CMBAM

2021-2022

#3

Best College Media Sales and Marketing Program

CMBAM

2021-2022

#2

Best Special Section

CMBAM

2021-2022

Additional Awards (dating back to 2016)

2021-2022

From College Media Business and Advertising Managers

Second Place Best Special Section Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado State University

Second Place Best Paid Design Product, Non-Self-Promotional Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado
State University

First Place Best Video Ad or Underwriting Spot Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado State
University

Second Place Best Audio Ad or Underwriting Spot Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado State
University

Second Place Best Audio Ad or Underwriting Spot Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado State
University

First Place Best Self-Promotion Audio Ad Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado State University

Third Place Best Multimedia Ad Campaign Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado State University

First Place Best Non-Advertisement Multimedia Project Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado State
University

Second Place Best Non-Traditional Revenue-Generating Operation Rocky Mountain Student Media
Colorado State University

Third Place Best Sales Strategy for a Special Section Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado State
University

Second Place Best Single Digital Sales Promotion Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado State
University

Second Place Best Seasonal Sales Promotion Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado State University

Third Place Best Self-Promotional Website Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado State University

First Place Best Sponsored Content or Native Advertising Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado
State University

Second Place Best Self-Branded Promotional Giveaway Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado State
University

Third Place Best Guerilla Marketing Strategy/Program/Event Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado
State University

Third Place Best College Media Sales and Marketing Program Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado
State University

Third Place Overall Best College Media Company Rocky Mountain Student Media Colorado State
University

 

College Broadcasters Inc.

Best Promo: 4th place, KCSU

Best Station Imaging: 2nd place, KCSU

 

Best Feature News Reporting: 4th place, CTV

 

College Media Association

The Collegian won a Pinnacle Award from College Media Association for best special section, which was for our transgender awareness week edition. This included the original story of Kaz Smith that Tree Stump Films went on to create a documentary about.

The Collegian won a second Pinnacle for best photo spread for a story titled “Hindsight 2020: A look back at the semester in photos.” The headline was especially clever because it was Fall 2020.

The RMSMC Advertising and Marketing department won two pinnacles, one for Best Ad Supplement/Special Section with Ram Life, and one for Best House Ad in the Collegian for a campaign encouraging readers to listen to KCSU.

We also won two awards in the CMA Film and Audio Festival. Alex Prast took first place in Video Feature for a story on Totally 80s Pizza. Fun side note — it was his first package ever for CTV.

 

Our other Film and Audio Festival award was in video sports package, where Sydney Wicker took first for a story on Athletes in Tandem.

 

Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards

General News Reporting (newspapers):

Finalist: Noelle Mason; Rocky Mountain Collegian; Colorado State University: “Reflecting on research: A year of COVID-19 at CSU”

Food/Restaurant Journalism:

Winner: Tri Duong; CTV: Collegian Television; Colorado State University; “Yum Yum’s Lebanese restaurant is a Fort Collins institution”

Finalist: Hattie Williams and Zeya Highley; CTV: Collegian Television; Colorado State University: “CTV Cooks: Burger battle”

Corbin Gwaltney Award for Best All-Around Student Newspaper:

Finalist: Staff; Rocky Mountain Collegian; Colorado State University

Breaking News Photography:

Finalist: Grayson Reed; Rocky Mountain Collegian; Colorado State University: “Contention captured: Preachers on the plaza”

General News Photography:

Winner: Devin Cornelius; Rocky Mountain Collegian; Colorado State University: “Colorado Air Show”

Feature Photography:

Winner: Tri Duong; Rocky Mountain Collegian; Colorado State University: “Excited for the show”

Sports Photography:

Winner: Milo Gladstein; Rocky Mountain Collegian; Colorado State University: “Logging”

Photo Illustration:

Finalist: Skyler Pradhan; Rocky Mountain Collegian; Colorado State University: “Water bottle”

Broadcast/Online News Videography

Finalist: Natalie Devereaux; CTV: Collegian Television; Colorado State University: “Family-owned businesses struggle with shortages”

Finalist: Kenneth Frederick; CTV: Collegian Television; Colorado State University: “Houska blood drive”

Broadcast/Online Feature Videography

Winner: Robbie Patla; CTV: Collegian Television; Colorado State University: “CSU bug zoo”

Finalist: Tom Isaacson; CTV: Collegian Television; Colorado State University: “All Sales Vinyl”

 

Finalist: Ren Wadsworth; CTV: Collegian Television; Colorado State University: “Cam the Ram”

 

2019-2020

From College Media Business and Advertising Managers

Print Ad Campaign, First Place RMSMC Staff

Best Innovative Idea, First Place RMSMC Staff

Audio Ad or Underwriting Spot, First Place KCSU Staff

Guerrilla Marketing/Strategy/Program/Event Third Place, RMSMC StaffSocial Media Promotion, Third Place RMSMC Staff

Cross-Platform Social Media Campaign, Honorable Mention, RMSMC Staff

Sales Strategy for a Special Section Honorable Mention, RMSMC Staff

 

From Associated Collegiate Press

Feature Photo, Honorable Mention Forrest Czarnecki

Broadcasters Education Association

Sound Engineering and Production, Second Place, Mia Sawaya, KCSU

Promo or Commercial Award of Excellence Julia Battagliese, KCSU

 

From College Broadcasters, Inc.

Best Station Promo (Audio), Third Place Julia Battagliese and Ave Martin

Best Sports Reporting (Video) Fourth Place, CTV

Best Sportscast (Video), Fourth Place CTV

Best Social Media Presence, Fourth Place CTV

 

From Princeton Review

Best College Newspaper, Sixth Place, Rocky Mountain Collegian

 

From Society of Professional Journalism Mark of Excellence Awards

Editorial Cartooning, First Place Ryan Greene, Rocky Mountain Collegian

Non-Fiction Magazine Article, First Place Leta McWilliams and Kenia Ortiz College Avenue Magazine

Online/Digital News Videography First Place, Collegian Television Staff

Breaking News Photography, First Place Matt Tackett, Rocky Mountain Collegian

Breaking News Photography, Finalist Forrest Czarnecki Rocky Mountain Collegian

General News Reporting, Finalists Austin Fleskes and Ravyn Cullor Rocky Mountain Collegian

In-Depth Reporting, Finalist Samantha Ye, Rocky Mountain Collegian

Feature Writing, Finalist Austin Fleskes, Rocky Mountain Collegian

Best Student Magazine, Finalist College Avenue Magazine

Feature Photography, Finalist Colin Shepherd, Rocky Mountain Collegian

General News Photography, Finalist Anna von Pechmann Rocky Mountain Collegian

SPJ Ethical Practices in JournalismLeta McWilliams and Kenia Ortiz College Avenue Magazine

2018-2019

From Associated Collegiate Press
Collegian.com, Winner, 2017 Online Pacemaker Award
Rocky Mountain Collegian, 6th place, Best of Show Award, Newspaper Four-Year More Than Weekly, 2017 National College Media Convention
College Broadcasters, Inc., 2017 National Student Production Awards
KCSU, Winner, “Jazz Happy Hour,” Best Audio Regularly Scheduled Program
KCSU, 4th place, “March 10 Newscast,” Best Audio Newscast
CTV, Winner, “Humans of CSU, March 22, 2017,” Best Video Live Production
CTV, 2nd place, “Elli’s Deli Package,” Best Video News Reporting
CTV, 4th place, “RamLife Entertainment, April 12, 2017,” Best Video General Entertainment Program
CTV, 4th place, “CTV Cooks, March 28, 2017,” Best Video Live Production
 
From College Media Association
Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick, Honorable Mention, Best General News Story, 2017 Pinnacle Awards
The Rocky Mountain Collegian staff, 1st place, Best Multimedia Package, 2018 Apple Awards
College Media Business and Advertising Managers, 2018 National Convention
Jennifer Leonard, Winner, Best Sales Representative

KCSU, 2nd place, Best Audio Ad or Underwriting Spot (16 Seconds or Longer)

KCSU, 2nd place, Best Audio Ad or Underwriting Spot (15 Seconds or Shorter)

KCSU, 3rd place, Best Self-Promotion Audio Ad

The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Winner, Best Special Section

The Rocky Mountain Collegian, 3rd place, Best Self-Promotion Print Ad Color

The Rocky Mountain Collegian, 3rd place, Best Self-Branded Promotional Giveaway

The Rocky Mountain Collegian, 3rd place, Best Sales Pitch or Proposal

The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Honorable Mention, Best Ancillary Operation

From Editor and Publisher Magazine

Collegian.com, Finalist, Best College/University Newspaper Website, 2017 EPPY Awards

From Princeton Review

The Rocky Mountain Collegian, No. 13, 2017, Top 20 Best College Newspapers

From Society of Professional Journalists

Collegian.com, National Finalist, Best Affiliated Website, 2016

Mark of Excellence Awards

Collegian.com, Winner, Best Affiliated Website, 2017 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards

The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Winner, Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper, 2017 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards

Tony Villalobos Mary, Winner, Breaking News Photography, 2017 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards

College Avenue, Finalist, Best Student Magazine, 2017 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards

Justin Michael, Finalist, Sports Column Writing, 2017 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards

 
 
From CMA Pinnacle Awards
 
Finalists
Best Radio PSA, KCSU
Best Sports Feature, Collegian
Best General News Photo, Collegian
Best Multimedia Breaking News Story, Collegian
Best Ad Campaign
Best House Ad
Best Advertising Multi-Media Campaign
Online Pacemaker finalists

2017-2018

Associated Collegiate Press


Collegian.com, Winner, 2017 Online Pacemaker Award

Rocky Mountain Collegian, 6th place, Best of Show Award, Newspaper Four-Year More Than Weekly, 2017 National College Media Convention

College Broadcasters, Inc.,

2017 National Student Production Awards
KCSU, Winner, “Jazz Happy Hour,”

Best Audio Regularly Scheduled Program
KCSU, 4th place,

“March 10 Newscast,” Best Audio Newscast

CTV, Winner, “Humans of CSU, March 22, 2017,” Best Video Live Production
CTV, 2nd place, “Elli’s Deli Package,” Best Video News Reporting
CTV, 4th place, “RamLife Entertainment, April 12, 2017,” Best Video General Entertainment Program
CTV, 4th place, “CTV Cooks, March 28, 2017,” Best Video Live Production

College Media Association
Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick, Honorable Mention, Best General News Story, 2017 Pinnacle Awards
The Rocky Mountain Collegian staff, 1st place, Best Multimedia Package, 2018 Apple Awards

College Media Business and Advertising Managers, 2018 National Convention
Jennifer Leonard, Winner, Best Sales Representative
KCSU, 2nd place, Best Audio Ad or Underwriting Spot (16 Seconds or Longer)
KCSU, 2nd place, Best Audio Ad or Underwriting Spot (15 Seconds or Shorter)
KCSU, 3rd place, Best Self-Promotion Audio Ad
The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Winner, Best Special Section
The Rocky Mountain Collegian, 3rd place, Best Self-Promotion Print Ad Color
The Rocky Mountain Collegian, 3rd place, Best Self-Branded Promotional Giveaway
The Rocky Mountain Collegian, 3rd place, Best Sales Pitch or Proposal
The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Honorable Mention, Best Ancillary Operation

Editor and Publisher Magazine
Collegian.com, Finalist, Best College/University Newspaper Website, 2017 EPPY Awards

Princeton Review
The Rocky Mountain Collegian, No. 13, 2017 Top 20 Best College Newspapers

Society of Professional Journalists
Collegian.com, National Finalist, Best Affiliated Website, 2016 Mark of Excellence Awards
Collegian.com, Winner, Best Affiliated Website, 2017 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards
The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Winner, Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper, 2017 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards 
Tony Villalobos Mary, Winner, Breaking News Photography, 2017 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards
College Avenue, Finalist, Best Student Magazine, 2017 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards
Justin Michael, Finalist, Sports Column Writing, 2017 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards

CMA Pinnacle Awards Finalists
Best Radio PSA, KCSU
Best Sports Feature, Collegian
Best General News Photo, Collegian
Best Multimedia Breaking News Story, Collegian
Best Ad Campaign
Best House Ad
Best Advertising Multi-Media Campaign
Online Pacemaker finalists

2016-2017

Associated Collegiate Press
Best of Show Award, Third Place, Website Large School, National College Media Convention
Best of Show Award, Sixth Place, Newspaper Special Edition, National College Media Convention
Best of Show Award, Sixth Place, Newspaper Four-year Daily, National College Media Convention

College Media Association
Best Social Media Presence, Third Place, Pinnacle College Media Awards

Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Silver Crown Award, Hybrid Category — Collegian.com, Rocky Mountain Collegian

Society of Professional Journalists
Best Affiliated Website, Collegian.com, Region 9
Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper, Rocky Mountain Collegian, Region 9
Abbie Parr, First Place, Breaking News Photography, Region 9
Erin Douglas, Finalist, General News Reporting, Region 9
Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick, General News Reporting, Region 9

College Media Business & Advertising Managers, National Convention
Best Classified Fun Page/Section, Best of CSU, Brianna Nash, Keegan Pope and Ryan Whitney, First Place
Best Self-Promotional Website, First Place
Best Video Ad or Underwriting Spot (16 seconds or longer), Second Place
Best Special Section, CSU Visitors Guide, Kailee Kwiecien, Third Place
Best Printed Rate Card or Media Kit, Lilly Luke. Honorable Mention

College Broadcasters Institute 
Best Audio Special Broadcast, Second place, “Doodle Do or Doodle Don’t”
Best Audio DJ, Third place, “Caribbean Java and Earl Gray”