Best of 2022 Awards Banquet to Honor Winners

By Deanna Darr

It’s time to celebrate some of the best work of Idaho journalists in the last year. Join us on Saturday, April 29, for the Best of 2022 Annual Awards Banquet.  

We’ll be gathering at the Boise Centre East in the heart of downtown Boise. We’ll be in the ballroom on the fourth floor of the Boise Centre beginning at 6 p.m. for a social hour featuring a no-host bar and a chance to catch up with colleagues. You can enter from the Boise Center East entrance just across the Grove from the main Boise Centre.

The awards portion of the evening will start at 7 p.m., when we’ll hand out our first round of awards, followed by dinner. 

This year’s menu will feature a pan-roasted breast of chicken with salt and herb-roasted fingerling potatoes and sweet onion-thyme sauce. Those who prefer a vegan/gluten-free/dairy-free option can select the stuffed poblano peppers with brown rice, pinto beans, green chilies, salsa, roasted mushrooms, and carrot-ginger pureé.

The cost for the banquet is $65 for members or $70 for non-members (plus a $3 processing fee), or you can make sure you get to sit with all your friends by purchasing a reserved table. Reserved tables with seating for up to 10 people are $650 (plus a $22 processing fee). Reserved tables are the only way to guarantee preferred seating. All other seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Because of supply issues, you MUST register for the event by 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, to ensure you will be able to attend. 

Please be aware that the Boise Centre does not accept cash at the bar.

Register online at

Deanna Darr is a board member of the Idaho Press Club, and is the club’s banquet committee chair.