Excellence in the Media Sponsorships

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the only event in Southeast Texas that hosts journalists, public relations representatives and local dignitaries. The 25th Annual Excellence in the Media & Newsmaker of the Year Awards Banquet is June 2, 2017, at the MCM Elegante Hotel and varying levels of sponsorships give you entry to the event and access to those making news.

The Excellence in Media Awards Ceremony is the time when those who write, report, photograph and broadcast the news are awarded for their talents over the past year. Likewise, members of the public relations field are lauded for their efforts.

The Press Club of Southeast Texas receives hundreds of entries from individuals and media outlets from across the region, including print, electronic media, magazines/trade press and public relations categories. Those entries are sent to judges throughout the nation, who choose the winners.

The annual event hosts local dignitaries and also recognizes the top area newsmakers from Southeast Texas. This year’s list of Newsmaker of the Year candidates were whittled down by a vote of the Press Club membership to include:

Finalists for Newsmaker of the Year this year include:

  • Jim Gilliganretired after 38 years as Lamar University baseball coach.
  • Lonnie Howard, President of Lamar Institute of Technology.
  • Inika McPhersonPort Arthur high jumper at Rio Olympic Games.
  • Garrett Peelnew chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party.
  • Zena Stephensfirst African-American woman elected sheriff in Jefferson County & Texas.

While all of these worthy candidates will be recognized for their work over the past year, only one will be selected as the 2016 Newsmaker of the Year by the Press Club of Southeast Texas.

Proceeds from the banquet fund The Press Club Memorial Scholarship at Lamar University dedicated to deceased journalists and awarded annually to students in communication, journalism, mass communications, advertising, public relations or related field.

Sponsorship levels and benefits are included for your convenience.

Thank you in advance for your participation in the Excellence in Media event and support of the Press Club of Southeast Texas. We look forward to seeing you and your guests on June 3rd.

Sponsorship Levels

DIAMOND    $5000

Reserved table for 10 with preferred seating; recognition in banquet publicity, lobby display and event commemorative program; complimentary wine. (Goods and services: $350 total)

EMERALD    $2500

Reserved table for 10; recognition in banquet publicity, lobby display and event commemorative program; complimentary wine. (Goods and services: $350 total)

RUBY    $1000

Reserved table for 10; recognition in banquet publicity, lobby display and event commemorative program. (Goods and services: $300 total)

SAPPHIRE    $500

Five tickets; recognition in banquet publicity and event commemorative program. (Goods and services: $150 total)

Reserve YOUR sponsorship now...

Contact Caralee Thompson at Caralee18@Gmail.com
Printable Sponsor form (Complete & email to Caralee)
If you require us to invoice you for your sponsorship please email Caralee Thompson and we will send you an invoice.

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