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The Daily Cal cleaned up at the California College Media Association and Associated College Press 2008 awards conference last weekend, picking up 33 awards. Ten of those awards were first place finishes. The Daily Cal also swept three categories: headline package, cartoons and sports columns. And you thought the Daily Cal sucked.

Want to see what award-winning material looks like to award people? Here’s the complete list of winners, starting with CCMA results.

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The Daily Cal won nine awards (EDIT: nine individual, 11 total) at the California College Media Association awards presentation last weekend. Translation: We may not be perfect, but at least we’re better than other daily college newspapers in the state.

The Daily Cal got ultimate bragging rights with first place for “General Excellence,” and the Clog would personally like to claim victory with “Breaking news online.” May we remind you that we placed third last year in this category? We think we shall.

Last year, the Daily Cal won a total of 12 awards, but we’d like to blame the dip in laurel wreaths on UCLA’s general selfishness in picking up about 25 awards. Oh, and perhaps all the inches and time we devoted to oak coverage.

Here’s how the Daily Cal stacked up:
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The California College Media Association recently announced the winners for over 30 categories in media publication for California colleges. The Daily Cal (and even the Clog, motherfuckers) won awards in 12 different categories.

The Clog placed third for “Best Breaking News Online,” under USC’s dailytrojan.com and Santa Clara University’s thesantaclara.com. It must have been for our Craigslist sleuthing, no doubt about it. Let’s hear a nice, hearty golf clap. Good show, old chap.

So now you’re wondering how awesomely the rest of the Daily Cal scored. We’re glad you asked. Massive snaps to the following:

* No. 2, General Newspaper Excellence: Daily Cal
* No. 1, Best Special Section: Daily Cal
* No. 1, Best Headline Portfolio: Theresa Johnson (she totally waved to us today)
* No. 2, Best Headline Portfolio: Alia Salim
* No. 2, Best Illustration: Ian Cheng
* No. 1, Best Cartoon: Brad Aldridge
* No. 3, Best Cartoon, Deana Sobel
* No. 1, Best Sports-Page Design: Nancy Yao
* No. 1, Best News-Page Design: Joyce Lee
* Honorable Mention, Best Photo Illustration: Skyler Reid
* Honorable Mention, Best Features Photograph: Athena Azavedo
* No. 1, Best Sports Photograph: Linda Zhu
* No. 1, Best Arts & Entertainment Review: Stephanie Lee

And you thought we all sucked.

THe CCMA website says

Newspaper entries were judged by the Orange County Register, San Jose Mercury News, Fresno Bee and Sacramento Bee. Online entries were judged by the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, and magazine entries were judged by LA Weekly.

Supposedly the judges commented on many of the entries, but their comments aren’t up on the site yet.

USC and SDSU also snagged a bunch of honors, with USC boasting top spots in the sports categories.

But never you mind that.

Winners at California College Media Association [CCMA]