The 64th annual Mark Twain Awards

The Associated Press Television-Radio Association's annual convention is June 3-5, highlighted by the 64th annual Mark Twain Awards dinner gala on June 4, at Disneyland's Paradise Pier Hotel in Anaheim.

Disneyland tickets
Mark Twain Awards dinner ticket purchasers can also buy up to four Disneyland park-hopper tickets for $15 each.
Disneyland tickets are tied to dinner ticket purchases.

These ticket prices are available for one day only -- Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Disneyland representatives will distribute the tickets to those on the APTRA online list. Identification must be shown.
Distribution will be Friday from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday from 8-10 a.m. in the Paradise Pier lobby area.

Purchase your tickets online now!


DUPLICATE TROPHIES
Duplicate trophies, will be available here after the awards.

They price including tax and shipping in 48 states is $165. Add another $25 for shipping to Hawaii and Alaska.

For winners who do not pick up trophies in person
at the APTRA Mark Twain Awards gala on June 4, the cost of shipping is $45 each. These are packed and shipped separately.


CONVENTION DETAILS:

The convention kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday, June 3, with a two-hour How to Get a News Media Job'' panel discussion at the hotel. The cost is $25.

Saturday begins at the Anaheim Police Department with APTRA Academy Jr. starting at 8 a.m. Participants will be paired with news professionals to produce a resume-worthy DVD based on a staged news event. Cost is $150.

The Hall of Fame reception, which includes appetizers and no-host bars, starts at 5 p.m. in the foyer of the Pacific Ballroom. Hall of Fame recipients are Bob Allen, Jaime Jarrin, Denby Fawcett, Paula Francis and Bob Tarlau. Also featured will be Stan Chambers Award for Extraordinary Achievement recipient Robert Long and the two APTRA scholarship winners.

Seating for dinner in the Pacific Ballroom begins at 6:30 p.m. with awards presentations starting at 7:30 p.m. It will be business attire this year.

Purchase your tickets online now!

You are a member of APTRA and eligible to enter the contest if your radio or television station subscribes to The AP in California, Nevada, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming or Alaska.


DISCOUNTED HOTEL ROOMS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE:


APTRA's Awards Update:

"The Board of Directors of APTRA has approved an important rule change for the Mark Twain Awards that will help improve competition."

Divisions will now be determined by market size instead of staff size.

Radio Two Divisions
Division 1 Markets 1-50
Division 2 Markets 51+

Market size will be determined by the Arbitron list at the end of the calendar year.

Television Three Divisions
Division 1 Markets 1-30
Division 2 Markets 31-70
Division 3 Markets 71+

Market size will be determined by the Nielsen list at the end of the calendar year.



SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED (3/14/201)
The winners of two $1,500 Associated Press Television-Radio Association (APTRA) student scholarships are from the University of California, Berkeley, and California State University, Long Beach.

Rosetta Ragusa of the La Crescenta area of Los Angeles is the winner of the Clete Roberts Memorial Journalism Scholarship Award. She is a junior at Cal State Long Beach.

Jasmine Segall of Davis, Calif., wins the Kathryn Dettman Memorial Journalism Scholarship Award. She is a sophomore at UC Berkeley.

The scholarship checks will be presented during the APTRA Mark Twain Awards gala June 4 at Disneyland's Paradise Pier Hotel in Anaheim.


DESIGNATED NEWS DAYS:

Tuesday, Nov. 30, was the second of two Associated Press Television-Radio Association designated news days for annual Mark Twain Awards competition.

APTRA's first designated news day was Nov. 17.