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Become a Sponsor

ICFJ's gala offers a great chance to meet some 600 media luminaries from leading U.S. and international news organizations.

Through exclusive sponsorship opportunities, companies gain high visibility in a variety of ways, from prominent roles on the podium to product placements. ICFJ works closely with sponsors to create long-lasting relationships.

  • Leadership Circle - $60,000

    This is the premier sponsorship of ICFJ’s Awards gala. Your company receives top billing and recognition throughout the event, including front-row seating, exclusive photo-ops with honorees, and prominent signage.

    • Introduce a prestigious honoree from the podium
    • Prominent signage in ballroom and logo on center-stage screens
    • Seating with VIPs
    • Two tables with prime seating for 20 guests
    • Recognition as a leading sponsor from podium, in exclusive press release, social media campaign and media-relations efforts
    • Custom backdrop banner with ICFJ and company logo for photo-ops
    • Distribution of branded materials to dinner guests
    • Premium, full-page color advertisement in dinner program
    • Prominent logo on promotional materials
    • Invitation to exclusive ICFJ events
    • Linked logo on ICFJ website

  • Cocktail Reception - $40,000

    Exclusive Opportunity

    At the pre-dinner reception, the sponsor receives a high profile among media leaders and innovators who congregate before the gala. The kickoff event features sponsor-branded cocktails and appetizers. The company can showcase its services or products.

    • Recognition in remarks from podium
    • Major signage in reception hall
    • Prominent placement of branded materials
    • One table with prime seating for 10 guests
    • Signature cocktail drink named after sponsor
    • Photo-op with honorees
    • Full-page advertisement in dinner program
    • Logo on promotional materials
    • Acknowledgement in media-relations efforts
    • Linked logo on ICFJ website

  • Moonlight Reception - $35,000

    Exclusive Opportunity

    After dinner, guests attend a highly popular reception featuring live music, cocktails and a dessert buffet.

    • Recognition in remarks from podium
    • Major signage in reception hall
    • Prominent placement of branded materials
    • One table with prime seating for 10 guests
    • Signature cocktail drink named after sponsor
    • Photo-op with honorees
    • Full-page advertisement in dinner program
    • Logo on promotional materials
    • Acknowledgement in media-relations efforts
    • Linked logo on ICFJ website

  • Social Media Sponsor - $35,000

    Exclusive Opportunity

    Screens with social media streams will actively engage guests throughout the event. Live information on the photo auction bids will also appear at regular intervals.

    • Full branding or name on screens throughout the dining hall
    • Recognition in remarks from podium and in promotional materials
    • One table with seating for 10 guests
    • Full-page advertisement in dinner program
    • Linked logo on ICFJ website

  • Photo Auction - $25,000

    Exclusive Opportunity

    The Awards Dinner Photo Auction highlights the important role photojournalists play in bringing us vital images from around the world.

    • Recognition in remarks from podium and in promotional materials
    • Logo or name on center-stage screens and auction signage
    • One table with seating for 10 guests
    • Full-page advertisement in dinner program
    • Centerpiece feature in dinner program
    • Logo on ICFJ’s auction website and promotional materials
    • Linked logo on ICFJ website

  • Platinum Sponsorship - $20,000

    • One table with seating for 10 guests
    • Half-page advertisement in dinner program
    • Name or logo listed on on-site signage and on promotional materials
    • Acknowledgment in media-relations efforts
    • Linked logo on ICFJ website

  • Gold Sponsorship - $15,000

    • One table with seating for 10 guests
    • Quarter-page advertisement in dinner program
    • Name or logo listed on on-site signage and on promotional materials
    • Acknowledgment on ICFJ website

  • Silver Sponsorship - $10,000

    • Seating for seven guests
    • Name or logo listed on on-site signage and on promotional materials
    • Acknowledgment on ICFJ website

  • Full-page Ad Sponsorship in Dinner Program - $3,000

    Promote your brand and show your support for ICFJ in the dinner program distributed to more than 600 guests.

  • Half-page Ad Sponsorship in Dinner Program - $1,500

    Promote your brand and show your support for ICFJ in the dinner program distributed to more than 600 guests.

  • Quarter-page Ad Sponsorship in Dinner Program - $900

    Promote your brand and show your support for ICFJ in the dinner program distributed to more than 600 guests.