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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.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or purchasing an ad, please contact: Vjollca Shtylla, Vice President of Development at (202) 349-7604 or vshtylla@icfj.org

  • Leadership Circle - $50,000

    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 Committed

    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 Committed

    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

  • President's Circle - $30,000

    At this level, your company will receive high visibility throughout the event, from recognition from the podium to displays of logo or name on the two main screens in the ballroom. You will receive premium seating and prominent placement in all promotional materials.

    • Recognition in remarks from podium
    • Prime seating for 15 guests
    • Name or logo on special sponsor on-site signage
    • Full-page advertisement in dinner program
    • Name or logo on promotional materials
    • Acknowledgement in media-relations efforts
    • 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.