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Andy Schotz, chair
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Bio (click to expand) picture Andy Schotz was a city editor for The Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Md., for about 19 months until he was laid off on April 17, 2017.

He has been an SPJ member since 2002 and has held various positions on the Washington, D.C., Pro chapter board, including three consecutive one-year terms as president.

He served on the SPJ Ethics Committee from 2004 to 2011, including three years as chairman.

Schotz ran unsuccessfully for at-large director on the national SPJ board in 2012. The following year, he ran unopposed for Region 2 director.

He is a frequent SPJ contest judge (D.C. Pro Dateline Awards, SDX, Mark of Excellence, Green Eyeshade, high school essay) and has twice coordinated Region 2's Mark of Excellence contest.

He joined the SPJ Awards & Honors Committee in 2013 and helped work on a national survey seeking feedback about the MOE contest. He is currently the committee's chairman.

Before joining The Frederick News-Post in 2015, he was an editor at The Gazette, a chain of weekly papers, in Montgomery County, Md. He was there for almost 2 1/2 years before The Gazette folded in June 2015.

Schotz worked for eight years as a reporter and editor at The Altamont Enterprise, a weekly paper in upstate New York, then 13 years as a reporter for The Herald-Mail, a daily paper in Hagerstown, Md.

He is on the board of directors of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.

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Sigma Delta Chi Awards Banquet: Purchase Tickets and Sponsorships

The Society of Professional Journalists cordially invites you to attend the Sigma Delta Chi Awards Banquet.

Order Tickets | Sponsorship Information


Emcee

Hallie Jackson,
chief White House correspondent, NBC News


Hallie Jackson, whose reporting appears across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms, including “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “TODAY,” “Meet the Press” and NBCNews.com, will serve as emcee for the gala.

Jackson, who also hosts the 10 a.m. hour of “MSNBC Live,” earned her reputation as a tireless and versatile reporter with her coverage of the 2016 Republican primary battle and the rise of President-elect Donald Trump.

Before joining NBC, Jackson reported from NBC News’ Los Angeles bureau for a year. Before that, she was a national correspondent for Hearst Television in Washington, D.C., providing daily coverage of political and national events for its 26 affiliates across the country. She has also worked for WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, and was a general assignment reporter for WBOC-TV in Maryland.

When: June 21, 2019
6 p.m. Cocktail reception
7 p.m. Dinner & awards presentation

Where: The National Press Club
13th floor
529 14th St NW Ste 1300
Washington, D.C., 20045
202-662-7500

Dress: Black tie optional

The Sigma Delta Chi Awards are some of the most prestigious and coveted awards given to journalists. More than 80 awards recognize the best in professional journalism in categories covering print, television, newsletters, art/graphics, online and research.

Judges chose the winners from more than 1,300 entries in categories covering print, radio, television and online. The awards recognize outstanding work published or broadcast in 2018.

Previous winners include: The staffs of ABC News, 20/20, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, CBS News 60 Minutes, NPR, Center for Public Integrity, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Chicago Tribune, The Associated Press, Forward, Bloomberg Markets, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, The McGraw-Hill Companies Platts, SCOTUS Blog and many more.

Tickets: $125 each. You can order them below.

Purchase tickets by: June 8


Sponsorship Opportunities: Ticket Packages

You may purchase ticket packages online using the order form below.

Questions?

For questions about sponsorships and ticket packages, please contact Larry Messing via email or by phone at 317-920-4784.

For questions about individual tickets or anything else relating to the Sigma Delta Chi Awards, please contact awards@spj.org.

About SPJ

Founded: SPJ was founded in 1909 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., as a journalistic fraternity known as Sigma Delta Chi. In 1988, the organization officially changed its name to the Society of Professional Journalists.

Membership: SPJ is a professional organization of 8,000 members that includes broadcast, print and online journalists, journalism educators, and students interested in journalism as a career.

Mission: The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. To ensure that the concept of self-government outlined by the U.S. Constitution remains a reality into future centuries, the American people must be well informed in order to make decisions regarding their lives, and their local and national communities.

Cocktail Reception Premier Sponsor: $4,000

– 4 tickets to the Sigma Delta Chi Awards Cocktail Reception & Dinner
– Signature drink served at cocktail reception
– Full-page ad in the printed program
– Banner ad in SPJ LEADS e-newsletter for 1 issue/1 week
– Ad on SPJ.org for 1 week
– Logo included in sponsor recognition video shown at event
– Logo included on SPJ.org Sigma Delta Chi Awards 2018 Honorees page
– Recognition in SPJ digital mailings (invitations & reminders)
– Recognition in opening remarks
– Signage throughout VIP cocktail reception including a banner and table tents

Awards Dinner Platinum Sponsor: $10,000

– Table at the Sigma Delta Chi Awards Cocktail Reception & Dinner
– Full-page 4-color ad in the printed program - Premium location
– Recognition in SPJ digital mailings (invitations & reminders) - Earlier signup means more mailings!
– Full-page ad in Quill (SPJ’s quarterly magazine)
– Ad on SPJ.org for 3 weeks
– Logo included as Platinum Sponsor in social media posts.
– Banner ad in SPJ LEADS weekly e-newsletter for 3 issues
– Logo included on SPJ.org Sigma Delta Chi Awards 2018 Honorees page
– Exclusive opportunity to provide promotional items to attendees
– Logo included in sponsor recognition video shown at event
– Recognition in opening remarks
– Welcome message from company representative (5 minutes max)

Awards Dinner Gold Sponsor: $5,000

– Table at the Sigma Delta Chi Awards Cocktail Reception & Dinner
– Half-page 4-color ad in the printed program
– Recognition in SPJ digital mailings (invitations & reminders) - Earlier signup means more mailings!
– Quarter-page ad in Quill (SPJ’s quarterly magazine)
– Ad on SPJ.org for 2 weeks
– Banner ad in SPJ LEADS weekly e-newsletter for 2 issues
– Logo included on SPJ.org Sigma Delta Chi Awards 2018 Honorees page
– Exclusive opportunity to provide promotional items to attendees
– Logo included in sponsor recognition video shown at event
– Recognition in opening remarks

Silver Sponsor: $2,500

– 4 tickets to the Sigma Delta Chi Awards Cocktail Reception & Dinner
– Quarter-page 4-color ad in the printed program
– Ad on SPJ.org for 1 week
– Banner ad in SPJ LEADS weekly e-newsletter for 1 issue
– Logo included in sponsor recognition video shown at event
– Logo included on SPJ.org Sigma Delta Chi Awards 2018 Honorees page
– Recognition in opening remarks

Friend of SPJ: $1,000

– 2 tickets to the Sigma Delta Chi Awards Cocktail Reception & Dinner
– Logo included in sponsor recognition video shown at event
– Logo included on SPJ.org Sigma Delta Chi Awards Honorees page
– Recognition in the program book

Sponsorship Opportunities: Program Book

To discuss program book sponsorship opportunities, please contact Larry Messing via email or by phone at 317-920-4784.

Program Book Sponsorships

– Inside Front cover, Full-page color Ad: $1,000
– Inside Back cover, Full-page color Ad: $750
– Inside page: Full-page ad: $500
– Inside page: Half-page ad: $250
– Inside page: Special Contributor list: $50


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SDX Award Winners

SPJ provides one complimentary ticket per award.

If you are an SDX Award winner and are RSVPing for your complimentary ticket, please check this box. (If you require additional tickets for other members of your group, you may purchase them below.)


Purchase Individual Tickets ($125 each)

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Purchase a Ticket Package

(If you require additional tickets, you may purchase them immediately above in the "Purchase Individual Tickets" section.)

Platinum SDX Package ($10,000, includes a table of 10)
Gold SDX Package ($5,000, includes a table of 8)
Silver SDX Package ($2,500, includes four tickets)
Friend of SPJ Package ($1,000, includes two tickets)
Cocktail Reception Premier Sponsor ($4,000, includes two tickets)

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Be recognized as a Special Contributor ($50)

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