2019 Spring Conference & Awards
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Chief Meteorologist Dominic Brown to give keynote
GSPA and its members from across the state will celebrate the best in scholastic journalism at the 2019 GSPA Spring Workshop and Awards. The event will be held at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. A mini workshop will lead the event, 9-11:50 a.m., which will include the following topics: social Media, First Amendment, staff to leadership, sports journalism, convergence, health and medical journalism, transitioning from high school to college, tips from judges, podcasting, copyediting, advisers’ roundtable, and a TEDxUGA activity. A banquet-style awards luncheon follows at noon, catered by The Georgia Center. Professional dress is suggested.
We will recognize recipients of awards administered throughout the year, including the Summer Yearbook and Literary Magazine contest winners, Georgia Champion & Jr. Champion Journalists, First Amendment Essay finalists, Achievement Award winners and Spring Broadcast, Newspaper, Newsmagazine & News Website contest winners. We hope you’ll join us for this special day honoring all of your hard work!
How to Register
Click here to complete the Spring Conference and Awards registration form. Registration closes on Monday, April 1.
No changes to registration will be allowed after Tuesday, April 2. This is a requirement by the caterer. Thank you for your understanding.
$20 per student; advisers free. Includes plated meal.
Payment can be mailed ahead of time to GSPA at Journalism 211A, 120 Hooper Street, Athens, GA 30622.
Payment will be accepted at the event but it must be enclosed in an envelope labeled with the number of students and the school name.
Room Block Information
A room block has been established at the Holiday Inn, 197 E. Broad Street, Athens, GA 30601.
Please call 706-549-4433 to make reservations. The group code is “GSP.”
If your group will be traveling in a school bus contact firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2019.
For those coming by car, parking in UGA’s South Deck is available for the daily fee.