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25th Annual Excellence in the Media & Newsmaker of the Year Awards

  • 10 Jun 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • MCM Eleganté 2355 Interstate 10 S, Beaumont, Texas 77705

Registration

  • $35 + $1.10 processing fee
  • Reserved table for 10 with preferred seating; recognition in banquet publicity, lobby display and event commemorative program; complimentary wine. (Goods and services: $350 total)
  • Reserved table for 10; recognition in banquet publicity, lobby display and event commemorative program; complimentary wine. (Goods and services: $350 total)
  • Reserved table for 10; recognition in banquet publicity, lobby display and event commemorative program. (Goods and services: $300 total)
  • Five tickets; recognition in banquet publicity and event commemorative program. (Goods and services: $150 total)

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Join the Press Club of Southeast Texas for the 25th Annual Excellence in the Media & Newsmaker of the Year Awards. Silent Auction and Reception begin at 6:30pm.

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:

  • Brian McDougal, Port Arthur city manager who is taking steps to end corruption in the city and bring in new growth.
  • Dr. John Frossard, BISD superintendent who has overseen the work of rebuilding BISD and improving student scores.
  • Kade Harrington, Lamar University football running back who led the nation in rushing yards and was named Southland Conference Player of the Year.
  • Regina Lindsey, new Greater Beaumont chamber of Commerce president and CEO, who once served as Silsbee mayor and was an economic development executive in Houston.
  • Bob Wortham, former U.S. Attorney and now Jefferson County district attorney who has continued to support efforts to end public corruption.

While all of these worthy candidates will be recognized for their work over the past year, only one will be selected as the 2015 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.Those who write, report, photograph and broadcast the news or work in the public relations field in Southeast Texas will be honored. Local dignitaries and the top newsmakers from Southeast Texas will also be honored. Individual tickets are $36.10 (includes a processing fee)

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