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SPJ Awards Banquet May 19 at Seattle Renaissance Hotel

Madison Ballroom

Save the date! On Saturday, May 19, the Western Washington Pro Chapter will host our annual awards banquet for the Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. The emcees for the evening will be Linda Thomas of KIRO 97.3 FM and Mark Wright of KING 5 Television.

The banquet will be held at the Renaissance’s Madison Ballroom. Dinner will include a chef’s choice salad, entree choice of grilled Northwest salmon, Columbia Valley pinot gris chicken breast or sweet potato ravioli with goat cheese and tomato-basil sauce and a chef’s choice desert. Coffee and tea will be included.

Attendees can mingle for drinks at a cash bar before dinner in the ballroom’s foyer and bid on great items in our annual silent auction benefitting the chapter’s student scholarship program. (Want to make a gift to the auction and support the chapter’s scholarship program? Tell us what you would like to donate and we will pick it up!)

After the dinner and program concludes, attendees are welcome to mingle at the Renaissance’s RView bar on the 28th floor or stay the evening in the hotel and receive a discount. Parking at the hotel’s garage for the evening is $12.

Tickets for the annual banquet will go on sale soon on Brown Paper Tickets. The early bird rate is $57.75 and $68.25 for late-comers.

Questions? Email the chapter at

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