The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists is collecting items for our fourth annual Page One Awards Silent Auction on Tuesday, June 19th. All the proceeds will benefit MNSPJ’s Student Scholarship fund, which helps us provide scholarships to journalism students to help pay for their education.
We are looking for media outlets, businesses, restaurants, event centers, sports teams, and anyone that has cool swag to donate items for this great auction with a great purpose.
The silent auction will take place in conjunction with our Page One Awards banquet on Tuesday, June 19 at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul, MN. We must receive your pledge no later than Friday, June 15th.
Items we are looking for include (but are not limited to):
-tickets to sporting events, concerts, shows, or local attractions;
-gift baskets/prize packs;
-autographed memorabilia (sports gear, photos, books, etc.);
-items from local businesses;
-dinner and/or hotel packages; and
-”swag” packages with local celebrities.
If you would like to donate an item to MNSPJ’s Page One Silent Auction, please fill out the form below. We thank you, in advance, for your generous donation!
The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists cordially invites you to attend the 2012 Page One Awards Banquet, honoring the best in Minnesota journalism from 2011.
Our keynote speaker will be Rebecca Jarvis, co-host of “CBS This Morning: Saturday” and business/economics correspondent for CBS News. Jarvis, a Minneapolis native, began working for CBS News in 2010. Prior to that, she worked as a business journalist for CNBC, Crain’s Chicago Business, and Business 2.0. Jarvis is a 2003 graduate of the University of Chicago.
Date: Tuesday, June 19th
Place: Town & Country Club
(300 Mississippi River Blvd. N., St. Paul, Minn.)
Time: Reception begins at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner served at 6:00 p.m.
$40 for SPJ Members**
$50 for non-members
**SPJ members may purchase up to two meal tickets at the member rate. Become a member.
Please RSVP by June 8. Attendance is not limited to award winners; anyone may attend.
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Thank you to everyone who entered the 2012 Page One Awards contest. The submission period is closed.
Contest winners should be notified the week of May 14.
Please stay tuned for special announcements regarding the 2012 Page One Awards Banquet.
Feel free to contact MN SPJ with any questions: minnesota.spj (at) gmail.com
The Minnesota Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (MN SPJ) recognizes the best in Minnesota journalism each year with its annual Page One Awards.
Journalists working for all print, broadcast and online news outlets in Minnesota (or news outlets in neighboring states that cover Minnesota) are eligible to enter. All work published or broadcast during the 2011 calendar year is eligible. Entries must be submitted by Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. The fee is $20 per entry.
Contest winners will be honored at MN SPJ’s Page One Banquet, an annual spring event celebrating excellence in Minnesota journalism.
MN SPJ encourages collegiate journalists to enter student work in SPJ’s Mark of Excellence Awards. Submission deadline for that contest is January 25, 2012.
a. Spot News (One or more stories covering a single spot news event)
b. Short Feature (A single feature story of less than 30 inches)
c. Long Feature (A single feature story of more than 30 inches)
d. Enterprise Story (A story that reflects reporter’s ingenuity, use of sources or special research
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