SPJ-SD announces winners of 2010 Awards Contest; Banquet tickets on sale now!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 San Diego Journalism Awards Contest!

Some of San Diego’s finest journalists will take home awards in 126 different categories at the SPJ annual awards banquet Thursday, July 8, at the Bali Hai.

The San Diego Pro Chapter received 634 entries for this year’s awards contest – a 14 percent increase in the number of entries from last year’s contest. The contest included categories for Daily Reporting & Writing; Non-Daily Reporting & Writing; Newspaper Design, Photography & Headlines; Newspaper Special Sections; Online; Magazines; Television/Video; Radio/Audio; College Media; and five special prizes. The special prizes include the Sol Price Prize for Responsible Journalism; the First Amendment Award; the Herbert Lockwood “Woody” Award, which honors the best in humor writing; the Diversity Prize; and the James Julian Memorial Award for best community service story or series.

Here’s the 2010 award winners list, but you’ll have to come to the awards banquet to find out who won what. The banquet is set for Thursday, July 8, with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and dinner and program at 7 p.m., at the Bali Hai, 2230 Shelter Island Drive.

NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley, a former SPJ-San Diego board member and San Diego-based NPR business correspondent, will deliver the keynote speech at the banquet, sharing stories about life in the White House press corps.

The banquet, which is held outside on the Bali Hai’s Hawaiian Village bayside patio, features a terrific Polynesian buffet and a no-host bar. The bay breezes can be cool, so bring a sweater or jacket.

Tickets are $40 per person. Reserved tables are $320 for a table of eight. Tables can be reserved only by purchasing a table in advance.

To buy your tickets, mail your check by July 3 to SPJ San Diego, P.O. Box 880482, San Diego, CA 92168, or buy your tickets online here. To buy tickets at the door, RSVP to spjsandiego@gmail.com and bring cash or check only.

If you have questions, contact spjsandiego@gmail.com.

Awards Banquet Details:

When:  Thursday, July 8, 6 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner and program

Where:  Bali Hai, 2230 Shelter Island Drive. Click here for directions.

Tickets:  $40 per person; $320 for a table of 8. (Tables must be purchased in advance.) To buy your tickets, mail your check by July 3 to SPJ San Diego, P.O. Box 880482, San Diego, CA 92168, or buy your tickets online here here. To pay at the door, bring cash or check only.

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