The 16th Annual Whitney Awards Gala will be held on Friday, May 12th, 2023.
The gala may be attended virtually, or in person at the Utah Valley Convention Center.
Ticket prices are as follows:
$TBD for in-person (includes dinner and dessert)
$TBD for a virtual ticket
Purchase tickets here
Gala-only tickets or tickets with Storymakers Conference registration can be purchased through Eventbrite
The deadline for purchasing in-person gala tickets is TBD and the deadline for purchasing virtual tickets is TBD.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend. The gala is a public event in honor of some amazing Latter-day Saint authors.
Attendance will be capped at 280. Anyone who cannot attend the gala in person is welcome to watch the broadcast. Tickets are required for the broadcast.
Event costs are covered by the ticket price. Unfortunately, the committee is unable to provide free tickets for finalists.
Yes, yes, yes. Honoring the hard work of talented Latter-day Saint authors is an important endeavor. The sense of community at the Whitney gala every year is almost overpowering, and bearing witness to the great love and respect that authors from our community go out of their way to show each other is a heart-warming experience.
Whitney wardrobe choices vary from Sunday best to formal dress. Finalists and presenters tend to gravitate toward dressier attire. Full-sized ball gowns and top hats are pretty rare, but we welcome attendees and finalists alike to embrace the excitement of the occasion. Many attendees in the past have felt comfortable in Sunday best, but you don’t have to be a finalist or award presenter to have a little fun with your wardrobe choices.
There will be a check-in area outside the entrance to the ballroom, manned by our committee members. We will check your name on our master ticket list, and welcome you to the gala.
Seating is not assigned, but tables closer to the front are reserved for finalists, committee members, etc. Seating is open in both the reserved and unreserved sections. When you check in, we will let you know which section you may choose a seat in. Reserved tables will be marked accordingly.
Tickets cannot be refunded but they can be sold. The person who originally purchased the ticket will need to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be advised that the meal choice originally assigned to the ticket cannot be changed.
When you check in, you will be given a slip of paper with your meal choice on it, to simplify things for you and the wait staff.