October 31- 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Pre-conference workshops

November- 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.- Full Conference Day

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. 

Pre-conference workshops will be held on October 31 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Registration will begin at 7 p.m on the 2nd floor of Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in front of the Peyton Student Anderson Forum. 

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. 
  • Two day attendance- $13 (per student)
  • One day attendance- $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 Tuesday, November 1.  Attendees are responsible for their own dinner on Wednesday and lunch on Thursday.  There are a numerous dining options on campus and downtown Athens. 

  1. If attending the pre-conference workshop, bringing a computer is highly encouraged. 
  2. Participants interested in broadcasting and multimedia should bring their own equipment, including cameras, tripods and microphones. 
  3. Bring copies of your newspaper to participate in the on-site critique and/or first-issue competition. 
  4. Bring copies of your newsmagazine to participate in the first-issue competition. 
  5. Students participating in the on-the-spot competitions should bring their own equipment. 

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. All written submissions should be submitted as PDFs. 
  3. The winners will be announced by 1:30pm at the registration table. 
    1. On the spot- News Story
      1. Write a 300-500 word news story about current news that is happening on that day. The story topic is open to the writer’s discretion.
      2. The story must be written at the conference in order to be considered.
    2. On the spot- Feature story
      1. Write a 300-500-word feature story about a conference attendee.
      2. The attendee cannot be part of the writer’s staff. 
      3. The story must be written at the conference in order to be considered. 
    3. 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. 
    4. On the spot- Creative  Write a poem, short story or an essay no longer than 500 words regarding your experience at the conference. 
      1. The creative piece must be emailed to gspa@uga.edu 
    5. Event Review contest
      1. Submit a review of the event the prior evening by 11am.
      2. The review must be no longer than 500 words. 

On-Site Critique

More information to come. 

 

 

Hotel Information

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