Ways to support The Prize
From corporate giving to individual sponsorship, every gift helps keep this award alive for years to come.
Our Host Committee comprises of individuals that go the extra mile to support The Prize at the $1,000 tier or above.
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If you are interested in corporate sponsorship and would like to discuss more, please contact us below. You can also view our sponsorship deck here.
Interested in supporting at a level not offered here? We're happy to discuss any interest you may have in an exclusive corporate sponsorship, or think through better ways we can partner with your company or brand for The Prize.
Please contact Michele Savoldi, Director of Development & Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The 22nd Thurber Prize Host Committee.
Honorary Hosts: Paige & Michael Crane
Amanpal Garcha & Danielle Demko, David Hogrefe and Brian Kemp, Denise Mirman, Elizabeth Howard and Whit Vann, Fred & Debra Hadley, Highland Lakes Moms Book Club, Katherine & Doug Matthews, Mary Lazarus, Paul & Sandra Watkins, Paula Cole & Jacob Ledford, Robyn Warhol Nisbet, Win & Roberta Logan, Monica & Doug Kridler, Charles Flynn, Xenia Palus, Mary Coppolo, Bill & Marcia Evans
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We have three finalists each year out of the hundreds of submissions that we receive from authors all across the country. From indie self-pubs to best-selling authors and everything in between, these writers try their chance at taking home the coveted Thurber Prize each year. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just getting started in the field, this award show is made by and for the industry to celebrate the very best in humor writing.
The live award show on April 28, 2023 in Columbus, OH allows you to see the finalists read and be awarded in real time. The show is also jam-packed with music, dance, and comedy to give you an unforgettable evening of humor.
Shhh... The judging process is top-secret... Just kidding. Any author from around the country with a qualifying book is able to submit their work for consideration. Once submissions close for the year, our panel of national judges quickly gets to work reading and scoring each book. This process is done in two rounds of judging which gives us our top six to seven, top three, then eventually our winner who is awarded the evening of the show.
Each year, the live show is attended by industry professionals, humor and/or writing enthusiasts, fans-of-the-authors, and many other people who just want to have a good time!