Awards

BluePrints Magazine attends both Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA) conferences in Athens, Georgia, and the Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA) conference in Columbia, South Carolina annually. The following are awards that BluePrints and its members have won through these conferences.

2022 Georgia Scholastic Press Association Spring Awards

Publication Awards

Superior News Website- BluePrints

Superior New Magazine- BluePrints

Individual Awards

Superior Illustration- Eva Lucero “Fallen Arch”

Superior Photo Essay- Ikeoluwa Ojo and Zaya Roberson “Tatted Up”

All-Georgia News Photograph- Melanie Frick “Getting Vaccinated”

All-Georgia Commentary- Violet Calkin “The World is Crumbling Why Even Apply?

Superior Commentary- Ikeoluwa Ojo “My Dark Truth: Navigating a Color-Struck World

Superior Feature Story- Isabella Morgan “Odhiambo’s Odyssey

Superior Feature Story- Kira Law “Hustling Heredia

Superior Feature Story- Ava Maddox “The Dead Rise in Athens

All-Georgia In-Depth News Story- Jackie Wright “CCSD bus drivers cooperate and sacrifice to transport students

Superior In-Depth News Story- Melanie Frick “Growing Gifted: CCSD Program Evolves to Become More Inclusive

All-Georgia News Story- Savannah Duncan-Barnett “Local educators protest anti-critical race theory resolution

Superior News Story- Ikeoluwa Ojo “Right to pads

All Georgia COVID-19 Reporting- Lilly McGreevy “Distrust causes low vaccination rates

Superior COVID-19 Reporting- Jackie Wright “Tracing Trials

Superior Social Justice Reporting- Lilly McGreevy “Abolitionist teaching brings a new perspective to education

Superior Sports Photograph- Megan Wise “On the Mat”

All-Georgia Sports Column- Jacob Weiszer “At long last, Dawgs on top

All-Georgia Sports Feature Story- Megan Wise “Slamming the Standard

Superior Sports Feature Story- Jacob Weiszer “From Whit to Wofford

Superior Sports Game Coverage- Jacob Weiszer “Cedar Shoals drop third consecutive Classic City Championship 42-21

Superior Sports Game Coverage- Gabriel Holcomb “Jags clinch playoff spot in 27-20 win over Chestatee

Superior Sports News Story- Gabriel Holcomb “Injuries hamper Lady Jags softball season

Broadcast

All-Georgia Sports Package- Alexander Holland “Preparations underway for baseball season

All-Georgia Feature Package- Violet Calkin “30×30: restoring green spaces to Athens

Superior Feature Package- Melanie Frick and Lilly McGreevy “Think Before You Move

Superior News Package- Ruby Calkin and Aissatou Sarr “Counseling office opens news clothes closet