NOTE: A current 2019-2020 GSPA membership will be required to attend the conference. Fill out our online form.

To see what it’s like, view last year’s program.

—Registration—

  • $15 per student

  • Membership dues cover adviser registration fees.

  • Registration will be open from Aug. 1 , 2019, until Sept. 16, 2019.

  • The conference will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A pre-conference is tentatively planned for Wednesday, Sept. 18 at UGA Grady College, 7-10 p.m.

—Payment Options—

  • Advisers can pay for their students prior to the conference via check/money order or credit card. The link for online payment will be available beginning Aug. 1, 2019.

  • Attendees may choose to pay for their students at the conference via check, cash or money order. Payment should be given at the registration table in an envelope. Please include the following information:

    • Name of adviser

    • Amount of payment

    • Number of students

    • Name of school

Accommodations

  • A GSPA room block will be available at an Athens hotel TBA.

Transportation

  • Please email gspa@uga.edu by Sept. 16, 2019, to let us know how many buses you will be bringing.

—Other details—

  • Attendees are responsible for their own lunches and snacks. There are many dining options in downtown Athens.

  • 2019 Summer General Excellence Yearbook and Literary Magazine winners will be announced and recognized. Individual winners will also be awarded.

Conference Extras

2019 Summer Yearbook and Literary Magazine Awards

General Excellence Yearbook and Literary Magazine winners will be announced and recognized. Individual winners will also be awarded.

Keynote speaker

The change in venue will allow for a general session with a keynote speaker. ***Stay tuned for details!***

Pre-conference workshops

A pre-conference is tentatively planned for Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, 7-10 p.m.

Pre-conference contests contests

***Stay tuned for details!***

On-Site Critiques

News editors will be given the opportunity to meet with an expert to get a critique of their publications. The critiques will last 20 minutes each and will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. This year, advisers will sign up in advance for critiques. They will submit a copy of their publication or link in advance along with an information sheet to serve as a guide for the professional on what the staff hopes to discuss during the critique session.


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