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40th Annual Professional Recognition Awards and Scholarship Dinner

May 5, 2018, 6 PM cocktails, 7 PM dinner

at Genesee Grande, 1060 East Genesee St, Syracuse

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SPC Announces 17-18 Award Finalists
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:19

 

The Syracuse Press Club would like to thank all of you for entering this year's 40th Annual Professional Recognition Awards Contest. Volunteers from numerous press clubs across America judged the entries and selected first- and second-place winners in numerous competitions in TV, radio, print, online and college journalism categories.

Please attend the awards banquet on Saturday, May 5th, to collect your award or support your peers. In addition to the contest winners, we will honor local journalists receiving special club awards for Best Newcomer, Professional Standards, Scholarship and Best News Source. We will also be adding a well-deserving journalist to our Wall of Distinction. Those winners will be announced soon.

The Press Club’s contest is conducted completely digital by the Better Newspaper Contest under the direction of Eagle Newspapers editor Sarah Hall.

To reserve a table for the dinner, please head to our website. Our reservations deadline is WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd. 
**PLEASE NOTE, WE WILL BE TAKING INDIVIDUALIZED DINNER ORDERS THIS YEAR! WE WILL BE SENDING A SEPARATE LINK TO PLACE YOUR ORDER SOON.**
 

Make your Dinner Reservations

It's time to make your reservation for the Syracuse Press Club's 40th annual Scholarship and Professional Recognition Awards Dinner. We will reveal the names of first and second place winners at that time. We will also present a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving journalism student, and present several club awards to outstanding media people. 

The event will be held May 5, 2018 at the Genesee Grande Hotel, 1060 E. Genesee St in Syracuse. Things get underway with a cash bar at 6 p.m., and dinner at 7 p.m. with the program to follow. The Club will also make an addition to our Wall of Distinction. 

REPEAT: 
**PLEASE NOTE, WE WILL BE TAKING INDIVIDUALIZED DINNER ORDERS THIS YEAR! WE WILL BE SENDING A SEPARATE LINK TO PLACE YOUR ORDER SOON.** 

Individual tickets are $45. A table of ten can be purchased for $425. 

Payment will only be accepted via PayPal (you can use that for credit card or insert checking number).

Please click here to make your reservation.

Note the names of winners and media organizations are in random order.  We will announce at the May 5th awards dinner who won first and second place awards.

 READ MORE FOR AWARD WINNERS. 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:24 )
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2017-18 Call for Entries!
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 16:47

The Syracuse Press Club is once again preparing for its annual awards competition. Starting Jan. 1, members of the news media in central New York may submit their entries.Deadline for entries is Jan. 31 at 11:59PM. Eligible entries must have been published, broadcast or posted on-line during the 2017 calendar year. Click "read more" below for rules and instructions on how to enter. Click here for the 2017 awards categories.

Awards will be handed out at our annual banquet on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Genesee Grande, Syracuse.

Make sure to also keep in mind individuals in your organization you may want to nominate for one of our club awards, covering professional standards, newcomer, and news source. You can nominate someone for one of these awards by following this link.

 CLICK "READ MORE" FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS ON ENTERING!

Last Updated ( Saturday, 30 December 2017 00:10 )
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38th Annual SPC Dinner is Held
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Monday, 02 May 2016 10:54

 
 
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- WSTM-TV’s Matt Mulcahy was honored with the inaugural Bill Carey Journalist of the Year Award and more than 100 other awards were handed out to Central New York journalists at the Syracuse Press Club’s annual banquet Saturday night.

Bill’s widow, MaryEllen Snee, and two of their daughters, Jennifer and Joelle, were on hand to present the award to Mulcahy. Carey had been a reporter, anchor, executive producer and news director in local radio and television here for 44 years.  He passed away last August. The award is decided by an outside judge, based on samples of work submitted by the news organization and a written nomination. 

former Syracuse New Times publisher Art Zimmer was inducted onto the Syracuse Press Club’s Wall of Distinction. The Wall hangs in the theater lobby at the Onondaga County's John H. Mulroy Civic Center. Induction onto the wall is the highest honor bestowed by the club. About 70 journalists have been inducted. Zimmer purchased the Syracuse New Times in 1986.  During his 26 years as publisher, The New Times won more than 250 awards from local, state and national groups.
 
Nearly 180 people attended the annual event that honors winners in the club’s annual Professional Recognition Awards contest for print, radio, TV, online and college student journalists.
 
The Press Club also unveiled a new logo, it’s first new look in 30 years, in honor of the Club’s 65th anniversary.
 
Syracuse Media Group sports writers Donna Ditota and Mike Waters served as the night’s emcees.
 
At the awards banquet at Drumlin’s Country Club, special club awards were also given to several other journalists: 
 
Syracuse.com / The Post-Standard reporter Tim Knauss was awarded the Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award.
 
Hayleigh Gowans, a reporter for Eagles Newspapers, was named winner of the A. Brohmann Roth Newcomer Award, given to journalists with less than three years of professional experience.
 
Trooper Jack Keller of the New York State Police received the Philip A. Hofmann President’s Award for Best News Source.
 
Amari Pollard of LeMoyne College received the DeVesty-Williams Scholarship.  The $2,000 scholarship is selected by a committee of journalism educators and professionals.  They evaluate applicants on their academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, media samples, professional references and a personal philosophy statement.
 
A full list of the winners is below.
 
Last Updated ( Monday, 02 May 2016 11:11 )
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SPC Announces 2015 Award Finalists
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Friday, 01 April 2016 20:36

The Syracuse Press Club would like to thank all of you for entering this year's 38th Annual Professional Recognition Awards Contest. Volunteers from numerous press clubs across America judged the entries and selected first- and second-place winners in numerous competitions in TV, radio, print, online and college journalism categories. Please attend the awards banquet to collect your award or support your peers. In addition to the contest winners, we will honor local journalists receiving special club awards for Best Newcomer, Professional Standards, Scholarship and Best News Source. We will also be adding a well-deserving journalist to our Wall of Distinction. Those winners will be announced soon.

The Press Club’s contest is conducted completely digital by the Better Newspaper Contest under the direction of Eagle Newspapers editor Sarah Hall.
 
To reserve a table for the dinner, please click here. Our reservations deadline is WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th. 

Note the names of winners and media organizations are in random order.  We will announce at the April 30th awards dinner who won first and second place.

Read on for the list. 
Last Updated ( Friday, 01 April 2016 20:43 )
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Call for Award Entries!
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Friday, 02 January 2015 19:13


The Syracuse Press Club is once again preparing for its annual awards competition. Starting Jan. 1, members of the news media in central New York may submit their entries. Deadline for entries is Jan. 29 at 11:59PM. Eligible entries must have been published, broadcast or posted on-line during the 2015 calendar year. Click "read more" below for rules and instructions on how to enter. Click here for the 2015 awards categories.

Awards will be handed out at our annual banquet on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Drumlins Country Club, Syracuse.

Make sure to also keep in mind individuals in your organization you may want to nominate for one of our club awards, covering professional standards, newcomer, and news source. You can nominate someone for one of these awards by following this link.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 December 2015 21:40 )
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