2020 GCPA Better Newspaper Contest winners 

 

The GCPA Better Newspaper Contest winners were announced virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The complete list is below.

The two winners of General Excellence awards were The Red & Black of the University of Georgia and The Stallion. The Red & Black is in Division A for newspapers at schools with more than 8,000 students and The Stallion is in Division B for newspapers at schools with less than 8,000 students.

Click on the blue text below for a list of the 2020 winners.

2020 Georgia Collegiate Press Association

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

IMPACT AWARD

Montenez Lowery – The Signal, Georgia State University

BEST COLUMN

Group I

3rd Place – Lesley Randall – The Roar, Piedmont College

2nd Place – Mariah Redmond, Brandon Dyer & Bradley Singh – Six Mile Post, Georgia Highlands College

1st Place – Andy Cole – The George-Anne, Georgia Southern University

Group II

3rd Place – Ryan Callahan – Emory Wheel, Emory University

2nd Place – Journey Sherman – The Technique, Georgia Institute of Technology

1st Place – Morgan Carr – The George-Anne, Georgia Southern University

BEST REVIEW

Group I

3rd Place – Sarah Miller – The Technique, Georgia Institute of Technology

2nd Place – Anna Watson – The Roar, Piedmont College

1st Place – Stephen Altobelli & Elizabeth Greene – Emory Wheel, Emory University

Group II

3rd Place – Colleen Miller – District – SCAD

2nd Place – Presley Field & Laura Alyssa Plate – The Roar, Piedmont College

1st Place – Sharayah Davis – The Signal, Georgia State University

BEST EDITORIAL OR FEATURE PHOTOGRAPH

Group I

3rd Place – Olivia Fortner – Six Mile Post, Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place – Mary Helene Hall – The Cluster, Mercer University

1st Place – Vinh Huynh – The Saber, Columbus State University

Group II

3rd Place – Claire Voltarel – Campus Carrier, Berry College

2nd Place – Matt Siciliano-Salazar – The Signal, Georgia State University

1st Place – Jade Thornton – The Saber, Columbus State University

BEST SPORTS PHOTOGRAPH

Group I

3rd Place – Mary Helene Hall – The Cluster, Mercer University

2nd Place – Brandon Dyer – Six Mile Post, Georgia Highlands College

1st Place – Kathryn Skeean – The Red & Black – University of Georgia

Group II

3rd Place – Jen Jones – The Cluster, Mercer University

2nd Place – Isis Mayfield – The George-Anne, Georgia Southern University

1st Place – Shelby Foster – The Bell Ringer, Augusta University

BEST NEWS PHOTOGRAPH

Group I

3rd Place – Olivia Fortner – Six Mile Post, Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place – Chance Allen – The Cluster, Mercer University

1st Place – Sage Shirley – The Roar, Piedmont College

Group II 

3rd Place – Rette Solomon – Campus Carrier, Berry College

2nd Place – Ada Wood – The Signal, Georgia State University

1st Place – Kathryn Skeean – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

BEST PHOTO ESSAY

Group I

3rd Place – The Staff – Six Mile Post – Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place – Taylor Gray – The Technique, Georgia Institute of Technique

1st Place – Daniella Almona – The Connector, SCAD-Atlanta

Group II

3rd Place – Malia Thomas – The Spectator, Valdosta State University

2nd Place – Julie Tran – The Connector, SCAD-Atlanta

1st Place – Cameren Rogers, Kathryn Skeean & Taylor Gerlach – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

BEST SPORTS STORY

Group I

3rd Place – Meadow Barrow – The Signal, Georgia State University

2nd Place – Austin Williams – Six Mile Post, Georgia Highlands College

1st Place – Timothy Belin & Taylor Corley – Campus Carrier, Berry College

Group II

3rd Place – Micah Johnston – The Cluster, Mercer University

2nd Place – Austin Roper – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

1st Place – Prince Robinson Jr. – The Spectator, Valdosta State University

BEST ENTERTAINMENT FEATURE

Group I

3rd Place – Maya Torres – Six Mile Post, Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place – Danielle Long – The Stallion, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

1st Place – Jamison Guice & Kelsee Brady – Campus Carrier, Berry College

Group II

3rd Place – Imani Dennis & Jacy Shepard – The Signal, Georgia State University

2nd Place – Jada Jones, Monique Rojas – The Signal, Georgia State University

1st Place – Aaron George – The Saber, Columbus State University

BEST ENTERTAINMENT STORY

Group I

3rd Place – Taylor Corley – Campus Carrier, Berry College

2nd Place – Sara Khan – Emory Wheel, Emory University

1st Place – Emma Ryan – The Technique, Georgia Institute

Group II

3rd Place – Macy Frazier – The Saber, Columbus State University

2nd Place – Paige Adams – The Saber, Columbus State University

1st Place – Mikael Trench – The Connector, Savannah College of Art & Design/Atlanta

BEST FEATURE STORY

Group I

3rd Place – Natalie Yaeger – The Cluster, Mercer University

2nd Place – Claire Fenton – Emory Wheel, Emory University

1st Place – Cleste Chapman – The George-Anne, Georgia Southern University

Group II 

3rd Place – Jamison Guice & Zander Carver – Campus Carrier, Berry College

2nd Place – Noelle Walker – The George-Anne, Georgia Southern University

1st Place – Olivia Craft – The George-Anne, Georgia Southern University

BEST EDITORIAL OR EDITORIAL SERIES

Group I

3rd Place – Maya Sedwick – Campus Carrier, Berry College

2nd Place – Sherry Liang – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

1st Place – Stroud Payne – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

Group II

3rd Place – Erin Schilling – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

2nd Place – Jeremy Person – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

1st Place – Staff – The Spectator, Valdosta State University

BEST NEWS ARTICLE BASED ON OBJECTIVE REPORTING

Group I

3rd Place – Mary Helene Hall – The Cluster, Mercer University

2nd Place – Hunter Riggall & Megan Mittelhammer – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

1st Place – Sherry Liang – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

Group II 

3rd Place – Niraj Naik & Nicole Sadek – The Emory Wheel, Emory University

2nd Place – Lane Elder – The Technique, Georgia Institute of Technology

1st Place – Emily Rose Thorne – The Cluster, Mercer University

BEST NEWS ARTICLE BASED ON INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Group I

3rd Place – Anjali Huynh & Caelan Bailey – The Emory Wheel, Emory

University

2nd Place – Lars Lonnroth & Kaitlyn Fowler – The Cluster, Mercer University

1st Place – Andy Cole – The George-Anne, Georgia Southern University

Group II

3rd Place – Laura Alyssa Plate & Nate Roys – The Roar, Piedmont College

2nd Place – Madison Bober & Jessica Solomon – Emory Wheel, Emory University

1st Place – Sherry Liang – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

GENERAL AWARDS

 

BEST WEBSITE

Division A

3rd Place – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

2nd Place – The Signal, Georgia State University

1st Place – The Technique – Georgia Institute of Technology

Division B

3rd Place – Six Mile Post, Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place – The Connector, SCAD Atlanta

1st Place – The Roar, Piedmont College

IMPROVEMENT AWARD

Division A

3rd Place – The Spectator, Valdosta State University

2nd Place – The Signal, Georgia State University

1st Place – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

Division B

Not enough entries to judge

GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXCELLENCE

Division A

3rd Place – The Saber, Columbus State University

2nd Place – The Signal, Georgia State University

1st Place – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

Division B

3rd Place – Six Mile Post, Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place – The Roar, Piedmont College

1st Place – The Stallion, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

LAYOUT AND DESIGN EXCELLENCE

Division A

3rd Place – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

2nd Place – The Signal, Georgia State University

1st Place – The Saber, Columbus State University

Division B

3rd Place – The Stallion, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

2nd Place – Six Mile Post, Georgia Highlands College

1st Place – Campus Carrier, Berry College

BEST CAMPUS COMMUNITY SERVICES – SPORTS

Division A

3rd Place – The Bell Ringer, Augusta University

2nd Place – The Spectator, Valdosta State University

1st Place – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

Division B

3rd Place – The Stallion, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

2nd Place – Campus Carrier, Berry College

1st Place – Six Mile Post, Georgia Highlands College

BEST CAMPUS COMMUNITY SERVICE – FEATURES

Division A

 3rd Place – The Technique, Georgia Institute of Technology

2nd Place – The Spectator, Valdosta State University

1st Place – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

Division B

3rd Place – The Roar, Piedmont College

2nd Place – Campus Carrier, Berry College

1st Place – The Stallion, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

BEST CAMPUS COMMUNITY SERVICE – EDITORIAL

Division A

3rd Place – The Spectator, Valdosta State University

2nd Place – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

1st Place – The Signal, Georgia State University

Division B

3rd Place – The Stallion, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

2nd Place – Campus Carrier, Berry College

1st Place – The Roar, Piedmont College

BEST CAMPUS COMMUNITY SERVICE – NEWS

Division A

3rd Place – The George-Anne, Georgia Southern University

2nd Place – The Spectator, Valdosta State University

1st Place – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

Division B

3rd Place – Six Mile Post, Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place – The Roar, Piedmont College

1st Place – The Stallion, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

GENERAL ADVERTISING EXCELLENCE

 Division A

Not enough entries to judge

Division B

3rd Place – The Stallion, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

2nd Place – The Roar, Piedmont College

1st Place – Campus Carrier, Berry College

GENERAL EXCELLENCE

Division A

3rd Place – The Saber, College State University

2nd Place – The Signal, Georgia State University

1st Place – The Red & Black, University of Georgia

Division B

3rd Place – Campus Carrier, Berry College

2nd Place – The Roar, Piedmont College

1st Place – The Stallion, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Interested in joining the Georgia College Press Association?

If your college newspaper or online publication is interested in joining GCPA, download this application: GCPA application. It can be returned to Sharon Dowdy Cruse, GCPA coordinator, at sdowdy@gapress.org.

Georgia College Press Association allows young journalists, designers, advertising representatives and others interested in media at colleges and universities from across Georgia to network, learn and share ideas and work.

 

 

GCPA MEMBER NEWSPAPERS

The Stallion
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
www.abacstallion.com

The Bell Ringer
Augusta University
https://aubellringer.wordpress.com/

Campus Carrier
Berry College
http://vikingfusion.berry.edu

The Alchemist
Brenau University
https://alchemist.brenau.edu/

The Saber
Columbus State University
http://thesaber.wixsite.com/thesaber

The Emory Wheel
Emory University
emorywheel.com

The Colonnade
Georgia College & State University
www.gcsunade.com

Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College
www.sixmilepost.com

Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology
www.nique.net

The George-Anne Statesboro
Georgia Southern University
www.gadaily.com

The Signal
Georgia State University
www.georgiastatesignal.com

The Cluster
Mercer University
mercercluster.com

The Roar
Piedmont College
www.piedmontroar.com

The Connector
SCAD – Atlanta
www.scadconnector.com

District
Savannah College of Art and Design
www.scadconnector.com

The Tiger’s Roar
Savannah State University
www.tigersroar.com

The Red & Black
University of Georgia
www.redandblack.com

The Vanguard
University of North Georgia
ungvanguard.org

The West Georgian
University of West Georgia
www.thewestgeorgian.com

The Spectator
Valdosta State University
www.valdosta.edu/spectator

Georgia College Press Association

2019 GCPA Board

President: Juston Lewis, The Spectator, Valdosta State University

Vice President: Prince Robinson Jr., The Spectator, Valdosta State University

Treasurer: Destiny Bell, The Signal, Georgia State University

Secretary: Towan Jack, The Signal, Georgia State University

Four-year Program Board Members

  1. Khadijah Green, The Signal, Georgia State University
  2. Payton Fletcher, The Spectator, Valdosta State University
  3. Gerald Thomas, The Spectator, Valdosta State University

Two-year Program Board Members

  1. Josh Maddox, Six Mile Post, Georgia Highlands College
  2. Vacant

GEORGIA COLLEGE PRESS ASSOCIATION is an organization dedicated to assisting in the betterment of Georgia collegiate journalism and providing a reciprocal flow of information between its member colleges. Membership to GCPA is an excellent opportunity for print journalism students to discuss common issues of college newspapers and to network with newspaper professionals.

GCPA Membership Information:

Membership entitles your newspaper to:

GCPA press cards for each staff member

Entry in the GCPA Better Newspaper Contest

2 copies of the monthly GPA Bulletin
with industry information and job board

Student rates on all GPA educational seminars
and conferences

GPEF scholarship and internship information

Contact asears@gapress.org for more information

* Dues are based on OFFICAL ENROLLMENT at the university or college. Rates are as follows:
1 – 4,999 students = $40
5,000+ students = $60

Membership Application

For a membership application by USPS, please contact: Ashley Sears
GCPA Coordinator at (770) 454-6776.