It will highlight players of the year in state sanctioned sports, the male and female athletes of the year and several special awards.
The event will be hosted by sports broadcasters
These guests and local business sponsors came together to help Onlineathens.com continue the annual tradition of honoring the best in local high school sports from the past year, after the live event was cancelled to protect students and their families from the spread of COVID-19.
Here are some answers to the most common questions based on the new format:
Q: What if I can't watch the show at
A: Although the show goes live on the event website at
A: The Best of
Q: Where can I see the honorees who have been announced so far?
A: Honorees who have been announced so far can be found on onlineathens.com/abhpreps by clicking the "Nominees" button in the navigation bar.
Q: How are honorees, finalists, and winners selected?
A: Honorees, finalists and winners are selected by the sports department at Onlineathens.com.
Q: Will spring sports be awarded during the show?
A: Due to the fact that spring sports could not be completed due to COVID-19, spring sports will not be awarded during the show, however there is a special tribute to spring seniors that viewers won't want to miss.
Q: Can I purchase a keepsake edition of the show?
A: After the show, a publication will print on
Q: How can people watching donate to COVID-19 Relief efforts?
A: Onlineathens.com is joining with other media groups in the
Q: How can we get involved on social media?
A: Share your sports moments and memories from the past year, congratulate your favorite athletes, show photos and special moments from your watch parties and more on Twitter and Instagram to be part of the national conversation, showcased on the local event website and nationally on the
Use #ABHPREPS for a chance to be featured on the live social media feed on the event website. Add #HighSchoolSportsAwards for a chance to be featured on the national feed.
Each post that uses the event hashtags is automatically entered to win an autographed gift from one of our celebrity guests. Only public profiles and posts on Twitter and Instagram can be displayed on the social feeds and are eligible to win.
Anyone who uses the hashtag #DontStopNow for tribute messages to seniors who missed their spring sport season, along with the other event hashtags, will be automatically entered to win
Honorees and award winners can also search "all star preps" on Instagram filters to add to their stories, showcasing them as an honoree or award winner.
Q: Will there be a live in-person event next year?
A: As long as the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a threat to our safety and health, we plan to host a live event in 2021 and celebrate with the community in-person once again.
Also, be sure to join in the conversation on social media using #ABHPREPS and #HighSchoolSportsAwards. We can't wait to celebrate all of the amazing local athletes!
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