The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists will hold its annual Griot Drum Awards on Thursday, Nov. 18. A reception will be held at 6pm, and the banquet/ceremony will begin at 7pm at the Dr. Blaise F. Alfano Conference & Banquet Center, 11606 McKinley Drive in Tampa.
Ticket prices have yet to be determined, but will be available for purchase in the coming month.
Griot Drum honors work accomplished during the previous calendar year in the Tampa Bay area that honors communities of color. Entries and entry fees for the ceremony are being accepted through Aug. 2. Winners will be announced at the ceremony on Nov. 18.
Want more information on how to enter a story, TV broadcast package or photograph, or where to send your entries? Contact Rodney Thrash, Griot Drum awards coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, TBABJ is offering $5,000 in scholarships to deserving students of color pursuing graduate or undergrad degrees in journalism. Winners will also be announced on Nov. 18. Want to apply? Contact Kevin Graham, scholarship chair, at email@example.com.
If you have questions, send us an email at TampaBayABJ@gmail.com.