When and where?
The 14th Annual Whitney Awards Gala will be held on Friday, May 14th, 2021 at the Utah Valley Convention Center. The traditional gala dinner will begin at 6:30pm and end at 7:15pm. Dinner will be socially-distanced. Masks will be required after dinner is over for the duration of the awards presentation. The awards presentation will start at 7:30pm, and will also be broadcast to virtual attendees. In the event the Storymakers Conference cannot be held in person, the gala will also not be in person.
See the 14th Annual Whitney Awards program online here: https://whitneyawards.com/2021/05/10/14th-annual-gala-program
Who can attend the Whitney Awards gala?
The gala is a public event in honor of some amazing Latter-day Saint authors. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Due to social distancing requirements, attendance will be capped at 150. Anyone who cannot attend the gala in person is welcome to watch the broadcast. Tickets are required for the broadcast.
What do I wear to the Whitney Awards gala?
Does the gala have assigned seating?
How do I buy tickets?
Gala-only tickets or tickets with Storymakers Conference registration can be purchased through the Storymakers Conference registration page. The deadline for purchasing in-person gala tickets is April 26th and the dealine for purchasing virtual Gala tickets is May 7th. Please visit: https://ldstorymakersconference.com/register-for-storymakers
**If you can’t buy a virtual ticket through the Storymakers site, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line Virtual Gala.
Why is there a charge for tickets, and as a finalist, do I get in free?
How do I check in at the gala?
What if I don’t remember what meal I chose?
I sold my ticket to someone else/I bought a ticket from someone else. What now?
Where can I park?
If I’m not a finalist, is there a point to going to the gala?
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.