Wednesday November 1

University of Georgia Tate Student Center

8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

2017 Fall Conference 1st Edition and On-the-Spot Photo Winners

News Magazine

Best Cover: Pinnacle Mountain View High School

Best Design: The Blade Woodward Academy

News Website

Best Front Page: The Knightly News Pace Academy

Best Multimedia Usage: The Southerner Online Grady High School

Best News Story: "GA Tech shooting shifts mental health crisis to spotlight" The Southerner Online Grady High School

Best Feature Story: "MOBA progresses toward a better future for U.S. soccer" The Prowler Starr's Mill High School

Best Sports Story: "Young Knights reverse winning football culture, start season 2-6" The Southerner Online Grady High School

Newspaper

Best Cover: The Southerner Grady High School

Best Design: Hoof Print Ola High School

Best News Story: "Deep-rooted self segregation persists" The Southerner Grady High School

Best Feature Story: "Solar eclipse connects two generations of students" The Southerner Grady High School

Best Sports Story: "More football players suffer CTE than believed" The Southerner Grady High School

On-the-Spot Photo

Honorable Mentions

Odyssey Online Zoe Peterson.jpg

Zoe Peterson- Clarke Central High School

Our Lady of Mercy John Lumapas.jpg

John Lumapas- Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School

Ola High School Emma Barfield.jpg

Emma Barfield- Ola High School

Winner

Calvary Day School Katherine Lemack.jpg

Katherine Lemack- Calvary Day School

 

Click here for the 2017 Fall Conference Program

Click here for the 2017 Fall Conference Schedule

A current 2017-2018 membership is required to attend the conference. Fill out our new online form

Register for the conference using our new online Registration Form. Registration will be open from September 1 until October 24. 

The conference will be on November 1 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Tate Student Center on the 5th floor. 

Registration Fees-

  • Membership dues covers advisers' registration fees. 
  • $10 per student

Payment Options- 

  • Attendees (Advisors) can pay for their students prior to the conference via check/money order or credit card. If paying via credit card- please follow this link. (Paying via credit card will be available starting September 1). 
  • Attendees (Advisors)- can pay for their students at the conference via check, cash or money order. Payment should be given at the registration table in an envelop with the following information:
    • Name of school
    • Name of advisor
    • Amount of payment
    • Number of students

Breakfast snacks will be provided from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m on Wednesday, November 1.  Attendees are responsible for their own lunch on Wednesday.  There are numerous dining options on campus and downtown Athens. 

  1. Bringing a computer is highly encouraged. 
  2. Bring copies of your newspaper to participate in the on-site critique and/or first-issue competition. 
  3. Bring copies of your newsmagazine or the URL for online publications to participate in the first-issue competition. 
  4. Students participating in the on-the-spot competitions should bring their own camera. 

Conference Extras

First Edition Competition

  1. Participants will need to pre-register via the conference registration form in order to compete. 
  2. A copy of each publication must be submitted to the registration table upon checking in to the conference.
  3. Those interested in entering their online website must submit a paper with the name, URL and stories to be considered.  
    1. Newspaper:
      1. The newspaper will compete in these categories:
        1. Best cover.
        2. Best design.
        3. Best news story (please add a sticky note on the story you want to be reviewed) 
        4. Best feature story (please add a sticky note on the story you want to be reviewed)
        5. Best sports story (please add a sticky note on the story you want to be reviewed)
    2. Newsmagazine: 
      1. The newsmagazine will compete in these categories:
        1. Best cover.
        2. Best design.
        3. Best news story (please add a sticky note on the story you want to be reviewed)
        4.  Best feature story (please add a sticky note on the story you want to be reviewed)
        5. Best sports story (please add a sticky note on the story you want to be reviewed)
    3. News Website
      1. The news websites will compete in these categories: 
      2. Best front page.
      3. Best multimedia usage
      4. Best news story- (must designate beforehand) 
      5. Best feature story- (must designate beforehand) 
      6. Best sports story- (must designate beforehand)

On-The-Spot Contests

  1. All submissions will be due at 11am via email- gspa@uga.edu  
  2. The winners will be announced by 1:30pm at the registration table. 
    1. On the spot- Photography
      1. The type of photo will be announced during the welcome session. 
      2. The format needs to be saved as a JPEG. 

On-Site Critique

Editors for newspapers will be given the opportunity to meet with an expert to get a critique for their 1st edition. The critiques will last 20 minutes each and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. The GoogleDoc to sign up will be sent to all schools registered for the Fall Conference. It will be sent when registration closes on Wednesday Oct. 25.