Blueprint Earns Silver in National Yearbook Contest
Posted April 11, 2012 | Atlanta, GA
Georgia Tech’s 2011 Blueprint yearbook, titled “In Progress,” earned a Silver Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in its Gold Circle Awards, competing against peer publications from around the country.
Georgia Tech's yearbook, The Blueprint, earned a silver crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The award is considered the second-highest honor able to be earned nationally by college yearbooks.
“Those of us who work on the Blueprint staff don't do it because we want awards or recognition, so when it happens, it is icing on the cake,” said Grace Stephens, managing editor and former editor-in-chief for the 2011 book. The Blueprint also recently earned 11 other awards from the CSPA, highlighting student work in photography, writing and design.
“As the 2011 Blueprint editor-in-chief, I could not be more proud of the 2011 staff and all that they have accomplished. The Blueprint as an organization has only grown in reputation, both on campus and now at a national scale, because of their efforts,” Stephens said.
Staff members accepted the award in a ceremony at Columbia University during spring break, during which they also attended a student media conference with peers from the Technique.
“This once again proves that Georgia Tech students can excel in any task they take on,” said Mac Pitts, assistant dean of students and director of student publications. “Being honored by the CSPA with a Crown Award is the highest achievement a print publication can receive in the field of student media. The Blueprint staff of the 2011 book should be very proud of their accomplishments, as should the Institute and its students.”
Visit the Blueprint website to learn more about the yearbook or request a copy of a book.