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 28th Annual Excellence in the Media & Newsmaker of the Year Awards Banquet is June 7, 2019, 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:

  • Keith Carter, renowned photographer and teacher at Lamar University, who had his 13th book published in 2018.
  • Bishop Curtis Guillory, who has led the Catholic Diocese of Beaumont since 2000 and reached the church’s retirement age for his position in 2018.
  • W.T. Johnston, head coach of the Newton Eagles, who won his second consecutive state title with the assistance of his son and assistant coach Drew despite suffering from a severe, life-threatening illness.
  • DeAndre Nico, contestant from Port Arthur who made it to the later rounds of “The Voice” and was widely praised despite being eliminated in a bizarre manner by his celebrity coach, Adam Levine.
  • Paula O’Neal, director of Some Other Place, which has provided food, clothing and other vital services to the needy in Beaumont.

While all of these worthy candidates will be recognized for their work over the past year, only one will be selected as the 2018 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 7.

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 Debbie Bridgeman for more information at 409-504-6913. 
Sponsor form  (Download form, fill out, save to your computer & email as an attachment. No need to print.)
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