Best of Show

The popular ACP Best of Show contest is now being offered at the ACP College Media Mega Workshop.


Print Products

Two copies of print publications must be turned in to the conference registration Best of Show desk by noon on Friday, July 19. The second copy is for the People’s Choice Awards.

  • Magazine
  • Newspaper/Newsmagazine
  • Yearbook

Digital Products

A URL link or PDF file must be submitted by noon on Friday, July 19 for the following:

  • Broadcast News Program
  • Digital Newsletter
  • Website

 The awards are presented to the student media outlet for the overall product. Only one submission is allowed in each category. The entries compete directly against each other, and a critique or scoresheet is not provided.

The Best of Show winner receives the iconic ACP Best of Show trophy, with second through 10th place winners receiving certificates. The awards are presented to student media staff. Winners will be announced at the workshop closing assembly/keynote on Saturday, July 20.


People’s Choice Awards

Workshop participants pick the top print publication in attendance at the ACP College Media Mega Workshop in our People’s Choice Awards.

The People’s Choice Awards is open to print publications competing in Best of Show competition. When entering Best of Show, submit a second copy of your print publication for People’s Choice voting by the noon Friday deadline.

Then gather as a staff from 1-5 p.m. Friday to view the publications and make your all-staff votes. To cast your votes, put the ACP chips in the cups adjacent to your favorite publications.

The top people’s choice vote-winners will be announced at the workshop closing assembly/keynote along with the separate Best of Show contest winners.



The contest fee is $20 per entry for ACP members. Best of Show entries are purchased while registering for the conference.