CMA Student Journalism Awards

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated


2022 CMA Student Journalism Award Winners



This program is for students studying writing, graphic design, video, and social media communication. Work created for both print and digital publications is eligible.

Participation in the Student Journalism Awards is an important step in a student’s career. Each entry receives an evaluation by potential employers and working journalists and helps students build their resumes and create awareness of their talent.

The CMA announces winning entries names in late-April and mails award certificates in early May. The association announces recipient names during the Catholic Media Conference in June, publishes them in the Awards issue of The Catholic Journalist, and showcases them on the CMA Website.


  • Students enrolled full or part-time in an accredited university or college.
  • Original student work appearing in a recognized college or university publication in 2021.
  • Students may enter work on their own, or 
  • Professors or advisers may enter work on behalf of a student.

2022 Program

Key Dates

2022 Categories announced: September 2021 
Entry Dates: October 18, 2021 – February 7, 2022, 11:59 am CT 


Entry Fees 

Submissions: $18 per entry

General Excellence Category - Best Writing: One Free Entry

Category Listing

The CMA Student Journalism Awards packet specifies eligibility requirements, submission instructions, and a full category list.

2022 CMA Student Journalism Award Categories & Descriptions 

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