GSPA assists high school and middle school media programs and students in the state of Georgia by encouraging their production of quality publications and broadcast programs through instruction and local competitions.
Throughout the year, GSPA sponsors three main events: the Fall Conference, the Spring Conference and Awards and the Media and Leadership Academy. An Advisers Workshop is also offered every other summer in early June.
In addition to General Excellence contests, GSPA also administers many individual competitions. High school juniors and seniors can apply for the Junior Georgia Journalist of the Year and the Senior Journalist of the Year. Seniors who win the JOY award are entered into a national competition.
In order to enrich the experience of GSPA members, GSPA publishes semi-monthly e-newsletter with updates for members. The Winner's Circle is produced annually and highlights the year's All-Georgia award winners in each category.