Last Thursday, the Carrier received 13 awards from the Georgia College Press Association’s (GCPA) Better Newspaper Contest. 

GCPA is an organization that works to improve student journalism on the collegiate level in the state of Georgia. Their annual Better Newspaper Contest recognizes outstanding achievements for student journalists and their respective student newspapers. 

Typically, the Better Newspaper Contest awards are announced at the end of a weekend long conference during which the Carrier staff travels to Athens, Ga. and attends seminars on a variety of topics related to journalism. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards were announced through a video produced and released by GCPA.

The Carrier won awards for photographs, stories and design published in the 2020 year, during both spring and fall semester. Staff members from a variety of class years and sections received awards for their hard work. 

The full list of recognitions is as follows:

First Place

● First Place in Ad Excellence

● First Place in Layout and Design 

● First Place in Best Sports Story

○ “Justus Edwards shares positives on road to recovery” by senior Timothy Belin and junior Taylor Corley 

● First Place in Entertainment Feature

○ “Helpful Hints When Buying These Popular Subscription Boxes,” by senior Jamison Guice and junior Kelsee Brady 

Second Place

● Second Place in Best Community Service – Sports

● Second Place in Best Community Service – Editorial

● Second Place in Best Community Service – Features

Third Place

● Third Place in Best Editorial or Feature Photograph – Claire Voltarel, class of 2020.

● Third Place in Best News Photograph – sophomore Rette Solomon

● Third Place in Best Entertainment Story

○ “Berry College Green Team hosts eco-poetry slam,” by junior Taylor Corley. 

● Third Place in best Feature Story

○ “Stay ‘woke:’ Antiracism and allyship is not a performance,” by senior Jamison Guice and sophomore Zander Carver. 

● Third Place in Best Editorial 

○ “Single parent households teach valuable lessons,” by sophomore Mya Sedwick 

● Third Place in General Excellence

All of these stories and photographs, as well as other issues of the Campus Carrier can be found at 

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