Date

Saturday, May 4 • 6:00-10:30pm

venue

The Westin Long Beach
333 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

REGISTRATION/TICKETS:

Early Registration

$50 /person

By April 3, 2019

It’s true! Thanks to our generous event sponsors, early bird ticket prices have been dramatically reduced in order to allow all members an opportunity to participate in the California Journalism Awards Show and Gala.

Book your tickets by April 3, and we can guarantee award plaques and certificates will be available onsite for winners; all other plaques and/or certificates will be delivered to your newsroom by July 2019.

Registration includes choice of

• Roasted Striped Bass with mango relish
• New York Steak with syrah herb butter
• Chef’s choice vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and/or gluten-free options. Please indicate special diet requests on your registration form.

Regular Registration

$95 /person

By April 24, 2019

Registration and tickets are subsidized by our generous sponsors. The last day to register or purchase a ticket to the CJA Gala is April 24, 2019.

Registration includes choice of

• Roasted Striped Bass with mango relish
• New York Steak with syrah herb butter
• Chef’s choice vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and/or gluten-free options. Please indicate special diet requests on your registration form.

Registration closes 4/24/19.

There are no tickets available after April 24.

ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL

Location

Located in the heart of downtown, The Westin Long Beach is only two blocks from the beach. The hotel is near the Convention Center, the Queen Mary, the Aquarium of the Pacific and the bustling Port of Long Beach. The Catalina Express docks nearby.

The Westin Long Beach
333 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE

CNPA has negotiated a discounted room rate of $199/night at The Westin Long Beach for the California Journalism Awards.

by 5:00 PM, April 3, 2019.

PARKING

• On-site parking, fee: $30/day
• Valet parking, fee: $35/day

Hotel rooms are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Airports

Long Beach Airport (LGB)

Located only 6 miles from The Westin Long Beach, The Long Beach Airport offers the greatest convenience for air travelers to Southern California. Carriers include Jet Blue, Southwest, American, Delta and Hawaiian Airlines.
Airport Phone: +1 562-570-2600

Hotel direction: 6 miles SW

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

· Estimated taxi fare: 25 USD (one way)
· Bus service, fee: 2.5 USD (one way)
· Uber
Visit LGB airport website

Driving directions

Head east on Donald Douglas Dr toward N Lakewood Blvd. Turn right onto N Lakewood Blvd. Slight right toward CA-1 N. Turn left onto Orange Ave. Continue onto Alamitos Ave. Turn right onto E Ocean Blvd. The hotel will be on the right.

John Wayne Airport-Orange County (SNA)

John Wayne Airport in Orange County is served by Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, Frontier, JetSuite, Southwest, United Airlines and WestJet. Located 23.9 miles from The Westin Long Beach via Highway I-405, the drive is at least 40 minutes from Orange County.
Airport Phone: +1 949-252-5200

Hotel direction: 23 miles W

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

· Estimated taxi fare: 75 USD (one way)
Visit SNA airport website
Driving directions

Get on I-405 N from N Airport Way and MacArthur Blvd. Merge onto I-405 N. Continue on CA-22 W, follow signs for Long Beach. Continue straight onto E 7th St. Turn left onto Alamitos Ave. Turn right onto E Ocean Blvd. The hotel will be on the right.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX is 22 miles from The Westin Long Beach via Highway I-405, which could take as little as 30 minutes, or as many as 200 minutes to travel, depending on what time you arrive. LAX is not limited by airline carriers; you’ll be able to find a flight.
Airport Phone: +1 855-463-5252

Hotel direction: 22 miles SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

· Estimated taxi fare: 70 USD (one way)
Visit LAX airport website
Driving directions

Get on the I-105 E from Vicksburg Ave and CA-1 S/S Sepulveda Blvd. Take I-405 S and I-710 S to W Shoreline Dr in Long Beach. Take exit 1C from I-710 S. Continue on W Shoreline Dr. Take Broadway to Elm Ave and turn right. Turn right from Elm Ave onto Ocean Blvd and the hotel is on the right.

Sponsorship Packages

Signature Sponsor

$10,000

EVENT PROMOTIONS

  • Sponsorship recognition in all printed marketing materials
  • Logo & link in all online promotions and emails

PRINTED PROGRAM
(Magazine style: 8.5x11)
CMYK pdf artwork due by April 18

  • Full page color ad in printed program (7.5x10)

ONSITE RECOGNITION

  • Logo on red carpet step & repeat banner
  • Logo on screen saver
  • Sponsorship recognition at podium
  • Distribution in attendee swag bags (if desired)

TICKETS

  • Premium seating in the front of the room
    Two tables reserved for eight

Platinum Sponsor

$5,000

EVENT PROMOTIONS

  • Sponsorship recognition in all printed marketing materials
  • Logo & link in all online promotions and emails

PRINTED PROGRAM
(Magazine style: 8.5x11)
CMYK pdf artwork due by April 18

  • Half page color ad in printed program (7.5x5 -or- 3.5x10)

ONSITE RECOGNITION

  • Logo on red carpet step & repeat banner
  • Logo on screen saver
  • Sponsorship recognition at podium
  • Distribution in attendee swag bags (if desired)

TICKETS

  • Premium seating near the front of the room
    One table reserved for eight

Black-Tie Sponsor

$2,500

EVENT PROMOTIONS

  • Sponsorship recognition in all printed marketing materials
  • Logo & link in all online promotions and emails

PRINTED PROGRAM
(Magazine style: 8.5x11)
CMYK pdf artwork due by April 18

  • Quarter page color ad in printed program (3.5 x 5)

ONSITE RECOGNITION

  • Logo on screen saver
  • Sponsorship recognition at podium
  • Distribution in attendee swag bags (if desired)

TICKETS

  • Premium seating
    One table reserved for eight

Table Sponsor

$600 – $1,000

EVENT PROMOTIONS

  • Listing & link in online promotions and emails

PRINTED PROGRAM
(Magazine style: 8.5x11)

  • Sponsor listing

ONSITE RECOGNITION

  • Sponsorship recognition at podium
  • Distribution in attendee swag bags (if desired)

TICKETS

  • Priority Reserved Seating for table of eight

ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTION OPTIONS:

Swag Bag Gift
Sponsor

$100

  • Opportunity to include one gift-like item to participants with (or without) your logo and/or messaging. Must be able to provide 200 items. Approval is required by the Gala Committee. Preference is made for tangible items such as notebooks, mugs, phone chargers, sweet treats, etc. Business cards, brochures or other company branding is permissible to the gift. All items must arrive at the Westin by Friday, May 3, to be included in the attendee swag bags.

Photo Booth
Sponsor

$2,000

  • The awards photo booth will be branded with your logo and your company will be recognized as sponsor of the Photo Booth onsite and in the event program.

Cocktail
Sponsor

$2,500

  • Opportunity to host one round of cocktails for all attendees at the Awards Ceremony and Reception. Drink tickets will be distributed to all attendees at registration with your logo/branding included. Alternatively, waitstaff will distribute glasses of champagne at one point during the reception and sponsor may make a toast to all attendees during the reception. Sponsorship includes two tickets.

Silent Auction
/Raffle Sponsor

$TBD

  • Auction items valued at $50 or more are requested for donation to California Press Foundation 501(c)(3) EIN #68-0313934. Items will be displayed onsite and donors will be recognized in the description of the item on the silent auction/raffle table(s) as well as within the event program.

Contact Joe Wirt for more details.

2701 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 | www.cnpa.com

For Contest information, contact:

Simon Birch , Director of Member Services & BNC

For Event Sponsorship and Ticket information, contact:

Renée Smith , Director of Meetings