DPA Awards Banquet May 5

Awards Banquet Tickets Now Available

Tickets are now available for the popular DPA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, which will be held on Thursday, May 5, at the University & Whist Club in Wilmington, DE. The event will begin at 5:30pm with a social hour that includes a cash bar and awards display.

2015 Awards Banquet, R Ferguson and Team
Roxane Ferguson and her communications team from the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce won multiple awards in 2015


Whether you won one award or a handful, like the team from the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce did last year, you won’t want to miss the awards presentations. And if you didn’t win, come cheer on your colleagues, network over a great meal, and listen to a seasoned journalist share his insights.

Jason Levine on “Life of the Modern Journalist”

Jason Levine, editorial page editor for the Wilmington News Journal

Jason Levine, the editorial page editor at The News Journal, will deliver a talk entitled: “Life of the Modern Journalist: An Ever-expanding Skill Set.” A modern journalist with his own ever-expanding skill set, Levine has been using his voice and his talents in the news business for more than 20 years. At the DPA awards banquet, he will address the challenges of working in the business of communications today and the need for an ever-expanding skill set to survive in the current  climate of downsizing and constant adjustment to new modes of communication.

When named the new editorial page editor at The News Journal last November, Jason Levine’s first word was “Voice.” He said: “It is the identity of America . . . our most important right.” In that editorial he stated, “We must invest in a culture that encourages, applauds and wholeheartedly supports action toward solving a problem” and urged “Use your voice to offer ideas for solutions.”

Register Now to Avoid Disappointment

Space is limited, so reserve your spot now. Bring a guest or two and join us in the ballroom at the University & Whist Club, 805 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, on Thursday, May 5, to honor those who entered our Communications Contests this year – professional communicators and high school journalists alike – and to enjoy the display of the award-winning contest entries. Social hour with cash bar begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Following dinner and Jason Levine’s presentation, the Communications Contest awards will be announced, certificates will be presented to the contest award winners and $500 in cash prizes will be given to the contest sweepstakes winners.

The cost is $45 for DPA members and guests, payable by check or credit card.

RSVP by April 27.