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Georgia College Press Association

2021 Better Newspaper Contest Winners

 

Impact Award

Phoenix Best
The Stallion
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Best Column
Group I

2nd Place
Rowan Edmonds
The Roar
Piedmont College

1st Place
Olivia Fortner
Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands

Best Column
Group II

2nd Place
Ashlynn Melnyk
The George-Anne
Georgia Southern University

1st Place
Staff
Technique
Georgia Institute of  Technology

Best Review
Group I

3rd Place
Julia Belew
Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place
Nava Rawls
The Red &  Black
The University of Georgia

1st Place
Emma Ryan
The Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

Best Review
Group II

3rd Place
Madison Gruber
The Spectator
Valdosta State University

2nd Place
Mallory Morgan
The Cluster
Mercer University

1st Place
Garrett Stafford
The Roar
Piedmont College

Best Photograph: Editorial/Feature
Group I

3rd Place
Russell Chestnut
Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place
Ethan Vitak
Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

1st Place
Staff
The Stallion
 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Best Photograph: Editorial/Feature
Group II

3rd Place
Kathryn Skeean
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

2nd Place
Kilie Huckleby
The Spectator
Valdosta State University

1st Place
Connor Moranos
The Roar
Piedmont College

Best Photograph: Sports
Group I

3rd Place
Nolan Scoretz
Campus Carrier
Berry College

2nd Place
Josh Kim
The Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

1st Place
Ethan Vitak
The Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

Best Photograph: Sports
Group II

3rd Place
Jessica Gratigny
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

2nd Place
Justin Brosemer
The Bell Ringer
Augusta University

1st Place
Jessica Gratigny
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

Best Photograph: News
Group I

3rd Place
Jackson Morris
Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place
Anna Grace Dasher
The Stallion
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

1st Place
Andy Borst
Technique
Georgia Institute of  University

Best Photograph: News
Group II

3rd Place
Payton Fletcher
The Spectator
Valdosta State University

2nd Place
Sydney Fordice
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

1st Place
Taylor Corley
Campus Carrier
Berry College   

Best Photo Essay
Group I

3rd Place
Brandon Dyer
Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place
Sophia Coon
Campus Carrier
Berry College
 
1st Place
Anna Grace Dasher
The Stallion
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Best Photo Essay
Group II

3rd Place
Phoenix Best
The Stallion
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

2nd Place
Chris Woods
The Bell Ringer
Augusta University

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

Best Sports Story
Group I

3rd Place
Brandon Dyer
Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place
Brandon Dyer
Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

1st Place
Katherine Lewis
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

Best Sports Story
Group II

3rd Place
Drew Hubbard & Sydney Kohne
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

2nd Place
Carlos Rodriguez
The Bell Ringer
Augusta University

1st Place
Micha Johnston
The Cluster
Mercer University 

Best Entertainment Feature

Group I
3rd Place
Paiden Spires
The Stallion
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

2nd Place
Sarah Miller
Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

1st Place
Josh Kim
Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

Best Entertainment Feature

Group II
3rd Place
Lane Elder
Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology 

2nd Place
Nimra Ahmad
Red & Black
University of Georgia 

1st Place
Laura Nwogu & Lora Yordanova
Red & Black
University of Georgia

Best Entertainment Story

Group I
3rd Place
Hannah Osborne
The Roar
Piedmont College

2nd Place
Alexis Derickson
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

1st Place
Martina Essert
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

Best Entertainment Story

Group II
3rd Place
Ivy Marie Clarke
The Cluster
Mercer University

2nd Place
Dillon Edelson
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

1st Place
Connor Jelly
The Roar
Piedmont College

Best Feature Story

Group I
3rd Place

Rakiyah Lenon
The Bell Ringer
Augusta College

2nd Place
Lucinda Warnke
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

1st Place
Lilly Kersh
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

Best Feature Story

Group II
 3rd Place
 Dean Yusuf

The Cluster

Mercer University

2nd Place
Austin Bruce
The Spectator
Valdosta State University

1st Place
Maddy Franklin
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

Best Editorial or Editorial Series

Group I
3rd Place
Carson Barrett
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

2nd Place
Dania Kalaji
The Red & Black
University of Georgia 

1st Place
Joshua Cohen
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

Best Editorial or Editorial Series

Group II
3rd Place
Micah Johnston
The Cluster
Mercer University

2nd Place
Staff
The Roar
Piedmont College 

1st Place
Payton Fletcher
The Spectator
Valdosta State University

Best News Article: Objective Reporting

Group I
3rd Place
Morgan Whittemore
The Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

2nd Place
Alexis Johnson
Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

1st Place
Dean Yusuf
The Cluster
Mercer University

Best News Article: Objective Reporting

Group II
3rd Place
Zach Edmondson
The Spectator
Valdosta State University

2nd Place
Chris Woods
The Bell Ringer
Augusta University

1st Place
Dania Kalaji
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

Best News Article: Investigative Reporting

Group I
3rd Place
Katelynn Singleton
Campus Carrier
Berry College

2nd Place
Faye Durham
Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

1st Place
Mary Helene Hall
The Cluster
Mercer University

Best News Article: Investigative Reporting

Group II
3rd Place
Lane Elder
Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

2nd Place
Group II
Janat Batra
Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

1st Place
Taylor Corley
Campus Carrier
Berry College

Best Website

Division A
3rd Place
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

 2nd Place
Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

1st Place
The Cluster
Mercer University

Best Website

Division B
3rd Place
Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place
Campus Carrier
Berry College

1st Place
The Roar
Piedmont College

Improvement Award

Division A
3rd Place
Technique
 Georgia Institute of Technology

2nd Place
The Spectator
Valdosta State University

1st Place
The Red & Black
 University of Georgia

General Photography Excellence

Division A
3rd Place
The Spectator
Valdosta State University

2nd Place
Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

1st Place
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

General Photography Excellence

Division B
3rd Place
Campus Carrier
 Berry College

2nd Place
The Stallion
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

1st Place
The Roar
 Piedmont College

General Advertising Excellence
No Division A Winners
  Three Entries Required

General Advertising Excellence

Division B
3rd Place
Campus Carrier
Berry College

2nd Place
The Roar
Piedmont College

1st Place
The Stallion
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Layout & Design Excellence

Division A
3rd Place
The Cluster
Mercer University

2nd Place
Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

1st Place
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

Layout & Design Excellence

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 Service: Sports

Division A
3rd Place
The Spectator
Valdosta State University

2nd Place
The Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

1st Place
The Red & Black  

    University of Georgia

Best Campus Community Service: Sports

Division B
3rd Place
Campus Carrier
Berry College

2nd Place
Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

1st Place
The Roar
Piedmont College

Best Campus Community Service: Features

Division A
3rd Place
Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

2nd Place
The George-Anne
Georgia Southern University

1st Place
The Red & Black
 University of Georgia

Best Campus Community Service: Features

Division B
3rd Place
Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place
The Inkwell
 Georgia Southern – Armstrong Campus

1st Place
The Roar
Piedmont College

Best Campus Community Service: Editorial

Division A

    3rd Place

    The Spectator 

     Valdosta State University

 
2nd Place
Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

1st Place
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

Best Campus Community Service: Editorial

Division B
3rd Place
The Roar
 Piedmont College

2nd Place
Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

1st Place
Campus Carrier
Berry College

Best Campus Community Service: News
3rd Place
Division A

The Spectator
 Valdosta State University

Best Campus Community Service: News
2nd Place
Division A

The Red & Black
  University of Georgia

Best Campus Community Service: News
1st Place
Division A

The Cluster
  Mercer University

Best Campus Community Service: News – Division B
3rd Place
Division B

    Six Mile Post

    Georgia Highlands College

2nd Place
The Roar
Piedmont College

1st Place
The Stallion
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

General Excellence Division A
3rd Place
Technique
Georgia Institute of Technology

2nd Place
The Cluster
Mercer University

1st Place
The Red & Black
University of Georgia

General Excellence Division B
3rd Place
Campus Carrier
Berry College

2nd Place
The Six Mile Post
Georgia Highlands College

1st Place
The Roar
 Piedmont 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: Sharon Dowdy
GCPA Coordinator at (770) 468-3558 or email her at sdowdy@gapress.org.