Too much too soon

Too good, too bad.

We’re blowing our first deadline. We won’t select the inaugural winner for The CCC Awards until noon Tuesday, instead of noon Monday.

We need more time than we planned because we got more entries than we expected: 258 in just five days, from 125 student media outlets.

Most are amazing.

There’s radio from Cairovideo with Legos, and photos in Ka Leo. There are entries from the Ivy League (Harvard, Yale, Cornell) and community colleges (including one in a town I’ve never heard of: Liberal, Kansas).

After we announce the first winner – and definitely some runners-up – we’ll post the “Judges Cut.” This easily searchable list will hopefully motivate you to innovate. You’ll see what we mean later this week.

While our judges still sort through Week 1 submissions, you can enter for Week 2. Any COVID-19 coverage from Saturday through this Friday is eligible. If you make this deadline, we promise we’ll make ours, too.

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