Seeking Gear for the Page One Silent Auction

Proceeds fund scholarships for journalism students.

By Christopher Snowbeck

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists is collecting items for our seventh annual Page One Awards Silent Auction. 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.  The event is tentatively scheduled for mid-May (stay tuned for details) so now is the time to line-up donations. 

Items we are looking for include (but are not limited to):

  • Tickets to sporting events, concerts, shows, or local attractions;
  • Gift certificates;
  • 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 send an email to We thank you, in advance, for your generous donation!