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Today is the LAST DAY to buy your discounted tickets to the awards banquet on May 21 and also your last chance to donate items to the banquet's silent auction. After tonight at midnight the cost of each ticket will increase from $60 to $75. Do not delay! Buy your tickets on Brown Paper Tickets by clicking here. And if you want to donate an item to the silent auction that will benefit student scholarships please register it by clicking here and we will make arrangements to pick it up ASAP. Here is everything you need to know for the banquet:

One of the most important functions of the Western Washington Pro Chapter is to raise funds for student scholarships. These $2,000 awards make a big difference in the lives of Washington's future journalists, and we are asking for your help. If you have items you think that other media professionals would want to buy, we are asking you to donate them to the chapter so that they can be sold or auctioned at our annual awards banquet on Saturday, May 21.

The Western Washington Pro Chapter of SPJ is happy to announce that it will host its annual awards banquet at the Diamond Club inside Safeco Field. Please mark your calendars for the evening of Saturday, May 21. This is a new venue for the chapter's annual awards banquet. But it will still have all the things you love: Recognition for our Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest winners, a silent auction to benefit student scholarships, food, drinks, plenty of time to socialize, an entertaining program and a lot of fun. Did we mention there will be a bar?