The Daily Nexus took home seven awards this weekend, including three first-place titles at the annual California College Media Association competition.

The CCMA competition received over 900 entries from 22 publications at various four-year colleges and universities in the state, including the UC Berkeley, UCLA and the University of Southern California. The competition included 75 categories, with three subdivisions for daily, weekly and less-than-weekly publications. The Nexus sent submissions to 21 categories.

In the overall competition for general excellence in the daily newspaper category, the Daily Nexus took third place. California State University, Fullerton’s Daily Titan took second place, while Berkeley’s Daily Californian took first place.

In the general excellence categories, the Daily Nexus received first place for its Web site and third place for its newspaper design. It also received second place in the best breaking news online contest.

In the individual contests, Daily Nexus staff writer Benjamin Gottlieb took first place in the news feature category for this article, while Daily Nexus editor in chief Nick Dürnhöfer received first place in the news photo contest, for this photograph. Additionally, Daily Nexus Artsweek writer Cassie McGrath took third place for best arts and entertainment story for this review.