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To inquire further or secure a sponsorship, please contact:

Calvin Trout
SPJ Consulting Sales Director
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Chad E. Hosier
SPJ Awards Coordinator
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Home > Sigma Delta Chi Awards > Awards Banquet > Sponsorship Opportunities

Sigma Delta Chi Awards dinner
and cocktail reception
June 26, 2015
National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Sigma Delta Chi Awards date back to 1932, when the Society honored six individuals for their contribution to journalism. The current program began in 1939, when the organization awarded its first Distinguished Service Awards. These awards later become the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.

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 Sigma Delta Chi Foundation has awarded this prestigious honor to local and national news staffs and journalists from across the United States. Previous winners have included the staffs of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, 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.


A lot of people have SPJ’s number. You could too!

Here is a quick look at SPJ by the numbers:

— 8,000 members — the largest & oldest organization of journalists in the United States
— More than 1.3 million visits in last 12 months to SPJ.org
— 22,000 Twitter followers. We trended at EIJ13 in Anaheim, California with more than 8,000 mentions
— 11,000 Facebook likes
— 19,000 YouTube hits
— 700 LinkedIn followers

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.


Thank you to our Sponsors!










Columbia Journalism Review

Diamond Sponsor (Exclusive to the first) $10,000

— Premium location, two VIP tables of 8 (seating for 16) at the Sigma Delta Chi Awards dinner
— 16 VIP Tickets to cocktail reception
— Full-page ad in the dinner program
— Home page ad on SPJ.org for 4 weeks
— Digital sponsorship of SPJ LEADS e-newsletter for 4 issues (one month)
— Sponsorship of SPJ digital mailings (invitations, reminders and highlights)
(Note: earlier signup will mean more mailings)
— Logo inclusion in sponsor recognition video shown at event
— Logo on signage at event, including special top-tier sponsor recognition signs
— Recognition in awards opening remarks
— Crystal plaque recognizing contribution
— Exclusive opportunity to provide promotional items to attendees
— Recognition on name badges

Platinum Sponsor (2 sponsor spots available) $7,500

One Platinum spot left!

— Premier location, two VIP tables of 8 (seating for 16) at the Sigma Delta Chi Awards dinner
— 16 VIP tickets to cocktail reception
— Half-page ad in the dinner program
— Home page ad of SPJ.org for 2 weeks
— Digital sponsorship of SPJ LEADS e-newsletter for 2 issues (2 weeks)
— Sponsorship of SPJ digital mailings (invitations, reminders and highlights)
— Logo inclusion in sponsor recognition video shown at event
— Recognition in awards opening remarks
— Crystal plaque recognizing contribution
— Recognition on name badges

Gold Sponsor (2 sponsor spots available) $5,000

One Gold spot left!

— One VIP table of 8 at the Sigma Delta Chi Awards dinner
— 8 VIP tickets to cocktail reception
— Half-page ad in the 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
— Recognition in awards opening remarks
— Recognition on name badges

Silver Sponsor $2,500

— 4 VIP tickets to the Sigma Delta Chi Awards dinner
— 4 VIP tickets to cocktail reception
— Third page ad in dinner program
— Logo inclusion in sponsor recognition video shown at event
— Recognition in awards opening remarks
— Recognition on name badges

Friend of SPJ $500

— Two VIP tickets to the Sigma Delta Chi Awards Dinner
— Two VIP tickets to cocktail reception
— Recognition in the program book
— Recognition on name badge

PROGRAM BOOK

Inside Front cover Program Ad: $1,000 Sold!

Full-page color ad in program book.

Inside Back cover: $750

Full-page color ad in program book.

Inside pages

Full-page ad: $500
Half-page ad: $250
1/3-page ad: $125

Special Contributor: $50

Be recognized as a special contributor to the Sigma Delta Chi Awards dinner. Your name will be listed in the program book. Applies to couples, individuals and companies.

VIP Cocktail Reception Premier Sponsor $7,500

— One VIP table of 8 to the Sigma Delta Chi Awards dinner
— 8 VIP tickets to cocktail reception
— Signature drink served at cocktail reception
— Full-page ad in program
— Company name and logo sponsorship on SPJ.org awards banquet page
— Sponsorship of SPJ digital mailings (invitations, reminders and highlights) - Note: earlier signup will mean more mailings
— Logo inclusion in sponsor recognition video shown at event
— Recognition in awards opening remarks
— Recognition on name badges
— Signage throughout VIP cocktail reception
Banner, table tents and more
— Crystal plaque recognizing contribution

Centerpiece Sponsor, customized logo $2,500

These beautiful centerpieces are custom-made with your company logo, name or website. Each centerpiece per table will have 10 individual plums filled with gourmet chocolate or mints wrapped in a ribbon with your company message on the ribbon. Each table centerpiece will also have an 18-inch silver stand holding a two-sided logo card of your company. It will allow all guests to take home a souvenir with your company’s information for maximum exposure. Sponsorship includes recognition in the program book and event video presentation. Pictures and video from the event will be seen on SPJ.org (which has received 1.34 million pageviews in the last 12 months for an average of over 111,000 a month), as well as our Twitter feed (22,000 followers), Facebook page (11,000 likes), YouTube page (19,000 hits) and our SPJ newsletter which is followed by our 8,000 members.

VIP Banner: $2,500

Market your company with this sponsorship of an 8x8 banner and red carpet. Each attendee will have their picture taken by a professional photographer on the red carpet in front of your logo and our SPJ logo. This marketing opportunity will give your company great exposure. Pictures and video from the event will be seen on SPJ.org (which has received 1.34 million pageviews in the last 12 months for an average of over 111,000 a month), as well as our Twitter feed (22,000 followers), Facebook page (11,000 likes), YouTube page (19,000 hits) and our SPJ newsletter which is followed by our 8,000 members. Each attendee will also be able to access our SPJ photo link of the event to send pictures to colleagues and friends, giving your company even more exposure.

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To inquire further or secure a sponsorship,
please contact:

Calvin Trout
SPJ Consulting Sales Director
630-654-9124
Email
— or —
Chad E. Hosier
SPJ Awards Coordinator
317-920-4791
Email