Become a Sponsor

Join us at the ICFJ Tribute to Journalists 2022 as we honor the achievements of brave colleagues whose outstanding news reports or media innovations have made a huge impact. For one inspiring evening, U.S. headliners join overseas journalists to showcase the power, and the importance, of quality news. Today, our colleagues face unprecedented challenges, with many putting their lives on the line to bring us reliable news. They need our help - and recognition - more than ever. You can support our work by becoming a sponsor of D.C.’s premier international media event.

By supporting the ICFJ Tribute to Journalists 2022, you will reach a dedicated global audience of tens of thousands of journalists and media leaders well before our event even begins via our social media channels. The visibility doesn’t stop there: The Tribute offers a great opportunity to meet media luminaries from the U.S. and international news organizations at our socially distanced, in-person event in Washington, D.C. This year’s Tribute will be a hybrid event - with 250 in-person guests and broadcast live to the world. The event will also be watched in the following days, by thousands more across six continents.

Through exclusive sponsorships, companies gain high visibility, from prominent roles on the podium to product placements. ICFJ works closely with sponsors to create long-lasting relationships. We hope you will play an important role in supporting accurate news in these critical times.

To become a sponsor, or for more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Emily Schult, Deputy Vice President, Events & Production at eschult@icfj.org.
 

Event Partner $100,000
Leading Sponsor

As a top sponsor of the evening, your company plays a prominent role on the podium, with front-row seating, photo-ops with honorees, and branding on-site and in publicity efforts, including a global press release and dedicated recognition posts on ICFJ’s social media platforms.

  • Three tables with prime seating for 30 guests
  • Branding in event promo video that will reach a worldwide audience of journalists, media luminaries, corporate and foundation leaders
  • Welcome remarks by a company representative
  • Seating with VIPs
  • Top billing in ballroom and logo on center-stage screens
  • Distribution of branded materials to dinner guests
  • Photo op with honorees
  • Recognition of support in remarks from ICFJ leadership
  • Top branding and recognition in all publicity materials prior, during and after the event, including: linked logo on event webpage, recognition in pre-event press release, and premiumly-placed logo on all printed materials, event webpage and on-site signage
  • Premier recognition of company name/logo in Tribute social media campaign, including dedicated recognition posts
  • Prominent, full page ad on Tribute webpage and in the event program
  • Prominent recognition on event Social Wall
  • Recognition in ICFJ’s annual report

Presenting Sponsor $75,000
Exclusive

In this premium sponsorship role, your company representative introduces one of the honorees from the podium, enjoys premium seating, and gets top branding at the event and in all publicity efforts.

  • Two tables with prime seating for 20 guests
  • Seating with VIPs
  • Prominent signage in ballroom and logo on center-stage screens
  • Distribution of branded materials to dinner guests
  • Role on podium introducing a prestigious honoree 
  • Photo op with honorees
  • Recognition of support in remarks from ICFJ leadership
  • Premium branding and recognition in all publicity materials prior, during and after the event, including: linked logo on event webpage, recognition in pre-event press release, and logo on all printed materials, event webpage and on-site signage
  • Prominent recognition of company name/logo in Tribute social media campaign, including dedicated recognition post
  • Full page ad on Tribute webpage and in the event program
  • Prominent recognition on event Social Wall
  • Recognition in ICFJ’s annual report

Leadership Sponsor $50,000

This prominent level offers a speaking role on the podium and premium branding opportunities throughout the event experience.

  • One table with prime seating for 10 guests
  • Role on podium introducing a prestigious honoree
  • Photo-op with honorees
  • Recognition of support in remarks from ICFJ leadership
  • Premium branding and recognition in all publicity materials prior, during and after the event, including linked logo on event webpage on on-site signage
  • Premier recognition of company name/logo in Tribute social media campaign, including dedicated recognition post
  • Full page ad on Tribute webpage and in the event program
  • Recognition on event Social Wall
  • Recognition in ICFJ’s annual report

    Cocktail Reception Sponsor $50,000
    Exclusive

      Guests congregate at the kickoff reception allowing the sponsor to gain a high profile by showcasing its brand with prominent signage and branded materials placed throughout the event space. The reception features hors d’oeuvres, a premium bar and a branded cocktail named after the sponsor. 

      • One table with prime seating for 10 guests
      • Role on podium introducing a prestigious honoree
      • Photo-op with honorees
      • Prominent signage and placement of branded materials in reception area 
      • Signature cocktail named after sponsor
      • Recognition of support in remarks from ICFJ leadership
      • Premium branding and recognition in all publicity materials prior, during and after the event, including linked logo on event webpage and on-site signage
      • Premier recognition of company name/logo in Tribute social media campaign, including dedicated recognition post
      • Full page ad on Tribute webpage and in the event program
      • Recognition on event Social Wall
      • Recognition in ICFJ’s annual report

      Moonlight Reception Sponsor $45,000
      Exclusive

      Guests congregate at this highly popular post-dinner gathering, where you have a chance to address the attendees and honorees. We offer special branding, live music, cocktails and a dessert buffet.

      • One table with seating for 10 guests
      • Prominent signage and placement of branded materials in reception area 
      • Signature cocktail named after sponsor
      • Recognition of support in remarks from ICFJ leadership
      • Premium branding and recognition in all publicity materials prior, during and after the event, including linked logo on event webpage and on-site signage
      • Premier recognition of company name/logo in Tribute social media campaign, including dedicated recognition post
      • Full page ad on Tribute webpage and in the event program
      • Recognition on event Social Wall
      • Recognition in ICFJ’s annual report

        Social Media Sponsor $45,000
        Exclusive

        Your brand will appear on screens with social media streams that actively engage guests throughout this event.

        • One table with seating for 10 guests
        • Full branding or name on social media screens throughout the venue
        • Recognition of support in remarks from ICFJ leadership
        • Premier recognition of company name/logo in Tribute social media campaign, including dedicated recognition post
        • Special branding and recognition in all publicity materials prior, during and after the event, including linked logo on event webpage and on-site signage
        • Full page ad on Tribute webpage and in the event program
        • Recognition on event Social Wall
        • Recognition in ICFJ’s annual report

        President’s Circle $35,000

        This level receives high visibility including recognition from the podium and a dedicated recognition post on ICFJ’s social media.

        • One table with seating for 10 guests
        • Recognition of support in remarks from ICFJ leadership
        • Premier recognition of company name/logo in Tribute social media campaign, including dedicated recognition post
        • Special branding and recognition in all publicity materials prior, during and after the event, including linked logo on event webpage and on-site signage
        • Full page ad on Tribute webpage and in the event program
        • Recognition on event Social Wall
        • Recognition in ICFJ’s annual report

        Gold Sponsor $25,000

        • One table with seating for 10 guests
        • Branding and recognition in all publicity materials prior, during and after the event, including linked logo on event webpage and on-site signage
        • Half page ad on Tribute webpage and in the event program
        • Recognition on event Social Wall
        • Recognition in ICFJ’s annual report

        Silver Sponsor $15,000

        • Seating for eight guests
        • Branding and recognition in all publicity materials prior, during and after the event, including linked logo on event webpage and on-site signage
        • Quarter page ad on Tribute webpage and in the event program
        • Recognition in ICFJ’s annual report

        Program Ads

        Promote your brand and show your support for ICFJ in the program distributed to a worldwide audience of journalists. Your ad will appear on our Tribute webpage and in the event program.

        • Full page ad: $4,500
        • Half page ad: $2,500
        • Quarter page ad: $1,750

         

        This year’s event is open and free to a worldwide audience online. If you’d like to attend in-person and meet our honorees, please purchase a ticket here. While you do not need to purchase a ticket to join online, we welcome contributions at whatever amount is comfortable for you to give. Please consider supporting our work today as we help journalists provide life-saving and critical information to the public.