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Awards & Honors Committee Chair

Andy Schotz
@spjregion2
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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.


Sarah Bauer, vice chair
Program Director
Minnesota Newspaper Association
612-278-0250
@sarah_mn
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Bio (click to expand) Sarah Bauer is the Program Director for the Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA). MNA is the trade association all Minnesota Newspapers, and represents the interests of more than 360 daily and weekly publications. Bauer plans all educational and outreach programs for the Association, including hands-on training for journalists, public forums on media issues, an annual excellence in journalism contest, and its annual convention.

Bauer speaks regularly about media ethics issues, community journalism, social media, and issues like the intersection of journalism and politics. Bauer graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in journalism and philosophy. She has been involved with the Society of Professional Journalists as member and chapter leader since she joined the University of Minnesota’s chapter. Since 2006, Bauer has served on the MN Pro chapter board of directors, currently serving as the chapter president and chair of its annual journalism award contest and banquet. She is also the chairwoman of the Society’s national membership committee.

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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 23, 2017
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 2016.

Previous winners include: The staffs of 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 9


Sponsorship Opportunities: Ticket Packages

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

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Industry Relations Manager Holly Rose via email or by phone at 856-380-6890.

Platinum Sponsor: $3,500

– Table of 10 to the Sigma Delta Chi Awards Cocktail Reception & Dinner
– Full-page 4-color ad in the dinner program
– Recognition in SPJ digital mailings (invitations & reminders) - Earlier signup means more mailings
– Ad on SPJ.org for 2 weeks
– Digital sponsorship of SPJ LEADS e-newsletter for 2 issues (2 weeks)
– Logo inclusion on SPJ.org Sigma Delta Chi Awards 2016 Honorees page
– Exclusive opportunity to provide promotional items to attendees
– Logo inclusion in sponsor recognition video shown at event
– Recognition in awards opening remarks

Questions?

For questions about sponsorships and ticket packages, please contact Industry Relations Manager Holly Rose via email or by phone at 856-380-6890.

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.

Gold Sponsor: $2,500

– Table of 8 to the Sigma Delta Chi Awards Cocktail Reception & Dinner
– Full-page 4-color ad in the dinner program
– Recognition in SPJ digital mailings (invitations & reminders) - Earlier signup means more mailings
– Ad on SPJ.org for 2 weeks
– Digital sponsorship of SPJ LEADS e-newsletter for 2 issues (2 weeks)
– Logo inclusion on SPJ.org Sigma Delta Chi Awards Honorees page
– Logo inclusion in sponsor recognition video shown at event
– Recognition in awards opening remarks

Silver Sponsor: $1,500

– 4 tickets to the Sigma Delta Chi Awards Cocktail Reception & Dinner
– Half-page 4-color ad in dinner program
– Ad on SPJ.org for 1 week
– Digital sponsorship of SPJ LEADS e-newsletter for 1 issue (1 week)
– Logo inclusion in sponsor recognition video shown at event
– Logo inclusion on SPJ.org Sigma Delta Chi Awards Honorees page
– Recognition in awards opening remarks

Friend of SPJ: $500

– 2 tickets to the Sigma Delta Chi Awards Cocktail Reception & Dinner
– Logo inclusion in sponsor recognition video shown at event
– Logo inclusion 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 Industry Relations Manager Holly Rose via email or by phone at 856-380-6890.

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


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.