Sunshine State Awards ceremony

Join us for the 2024 Sunshine State Awards ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 17, in downtown Hollywood.

Meet us at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe Street. (Map) Tickets available at the door or below through PayPal. High school students attend free. Parking is free and so is the food.

5 p.m. cocktail hour

Open bar and passed appetizers in the lobby, as well as a photo booth and raffle prizes.

7 p.m. ceremony

We’ll make our way to the auditorium for the presentation of awards to first-place winners in high school, college, and professional categories. All winners and finalists can pick up their certificates. We’ll mail certificates to those who can’t make it down to Hollywood.


For our out-of-town guests, we recommend booking your stay at Sonder The Circ, which is 5 minutes away from the event venue and 20 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport by car. As we are in the middle of South Florida’s slow tourist season, rates are low! For more information, visit the hotel website.


Available at the door or through PayPal…

Sunshine State Awards Ceremony


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Email SPJ Florida ceremony director Christiana Lilly.