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Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Reserve your place at the Florida Press Club’s 62nd annual gala celebration before Oct. 21 and save!

Drinks, dinner and dessert are $50 if you act now and say you’re coming to the Yellow Dog Cafe at 6 p.m., Nov. 2. It will be a fun-filled evening at an unforgettable location along the Intracoastal Waterway in Malabar.

Email us at fpcpresident[at] and say you will.

After Oct. 21, it’s $65 per person.

So, get it, infobox style:

Who: Florida Press Club members at the 62st Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Banquet
What: Dinner and awards ceremony for $50 by Oct. 21; $65 afterward paid by cash or check (no credit cards please)

Where: Yellow Dog Café (Look at this deck we have all to ourselves!) in Malabar, near Melbourne

When: Registration is at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at approximately 7 p.m.

Why: First of all, you’ll know the winners first. You’ll eat great food (chicken, filet mignon, or a vegetarian option upon request), listen to a great speaker we’re flying in, and network with journalists, editors, artists, designers and photographers from around the state.

Attire is semiformal/dressy casual, meaning no jeans please, but you can come without a tie!



SAVE THE DATE! Gala Celebration set for Nov. 2

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Please join us for a celebration of the best in Florida journalism. You’ll be in great company at the Florida Press Club’s annual Gala Celebration at 6 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Yellow Dog Cafe. You’ll enjoy this incredible location on the Intracoastal Waterway in Malabar along with a great selection of entrees. No rubber chicken, we promise!

The dinner is $50 per person, and includes cocktail hour, appetizers, dinner and dessert.

Of course we’ll be presenting the awards from the press club’s 2013 Excellence in Journalism Competition.

Keep watching this space for more details …. The winners are soon to be announced! Plus we’ll be leaving clues about our esteemed speaker!

In the meantime, check out our centrally located venue for meeting…



You got the story (or killer photo, blogs, layout, commentary)! Now, win the glory!

Friday, August 9th, 2013

The deadline for the Florida Press Club Excellence’s  in Journalism Competition is drawing nigh!

It’s August 15.

This is a venerable tradition — brought to you by your fellow laborers in that journalistic vineyard. And now it’s online!

Check out the portal: to enter.

Entries must have been published or produced in Florida or transmitted from Florida by a wire service between June 1, 2012, and May 31, 2013. The same item may be entered in multiple categories.

Membership in the Florida Press Club, $20 per person, is required and each new entry requires an additional $15 fee. Entries into the Lucy Morgan In-Depth Reporting Award and Frances DeVore Award for Public Service are $25.

Most writing, photography and illustration categories call for up to three samples of work per entry. See details on other categories because up to five samples and a written description may be requested.

Did I mention the cash prize?