Annual dinner

The Connecticut SPJ Excellence in Journalism dinner will be held on Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m. at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange, Conn.

Registration is open and tickets can be purchased online by clicking this link

The dinner is the largest gathering of journalists in Connecticut each year. At this event, the CTSPJ board will announce winners of the 2017 Excellence in Journalism contest as well the recipients of the board’s annual scholarship.

The board will also induct new members into the Connecticut Journalism Hall of Fame and will honor those who have fought for open government.

Money raised from the annual Excellence in Journalism Contest supports various journalistic causes throughout the state each year, including the Connecticut Council for Freedom of Information, Connecticut Foundation for Open Government, student SPJ chapters, SPJ’s Legal Defense Fund, the SPJ Region 1 fund and CTSPJ scholarships. The money also funds administrative costs of the contest and the Connecticut Pro Chapter of SPJ.

Contest entries are typically accepted from late December through mid February.

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