Annual dinner

The Connecticut SPJ Excellence in Journalism dinner was held on Thursday, May 25 at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange, Conn.

The CTSPJ board announced winners of the 2016 Excellence in Journalism Contest, as well as the recipients of the board’s annual scholarship, at the dinner. The board also inducted new members into the Connecticut Journalism Hall of Fame and honored those who have fought for open government during the event.

The dinner is the largest gathering of journalists in Connecticut each year.

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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