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BC-FL--Florida AP Broadcasters Awards Banquet, ADVISORY, FL

March 21, 2019

Editors and news directors:

Florida Associated Press Broadcasters will hold its annual dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday, April 13, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando. Registration and cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and award presentations at 7 p.m.

The deadline for purchasing tickets is Sunday, April 7. Tickets may be purchased for $85.00 on Eventbrite under “2019 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Awards Banquet”. A list of contest finalists can be found at discover.ap.org/contests/florida. The first and second place awards will be presented during the banquet.

HOTEL ROOMS: The Wyndham Orlando Resort has rooms available at the group rate of $142 per night. The deadline to reserve a room at the group rate is Friday, March 22. After that date, the Wyndham cannot guarantee the group rate will be available. Please make your reservations online at https://book.passkey.com/e/49712914.

The Florida Associated Press College Workshop and Awards Ceremony takes place on the morning of Saturday, April 13, also at the Wyndham Orlando Resort.

Registration will begin at 8:30 am with coffee and refreshments provided. The college session begins at 9:00 am with a panel discussion with broadcast professionals, followed by breakout sessions. The college awards will be distributed after the breakout sessions. Students will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with news professionals to discuss their work.

Registration is required for the college awards and the one-on-one sessions. There is no cost to students for this workshop. The one-on-one sessions will be scheduled in 10-minute increments on a first come, first served basis. Please register on Eventbrite under “2019 Florida Associated Press College Workshop and Awards Ceremony. The deadline for registration is Sunday, April 7, 2019.

For information about the evening awards banquet for professionals please go to: discover.ap.org/contests/florida.

If you have questions about attending, please contact Marsha Holton at mholton@ap.org or 904-868-8693.