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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

The deadline for ordering tickets online has passed. If you have not ordered tickets but still would like to attend, please contact us at awards@spj.org.

When: June 26, 2020
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.

The awards recognize outstanding work published or broadcast in 2019.

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 19


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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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


Order Individual Tickets and Packages

The deadline for ordering tickets online has passed. If you have not ordered tickets but still would like to attend, please contact us at awards@spj.org.