2018 CIPA EVVY Awards Banquet & Ceremony

August 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm America/Denver Timezone
Denver Field House (now known as the Field House Event Venue)
1600 N Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80204

Doors open 5:30pm. Dinner served promptly at 6pm.

We have sold-out!

Come join us for the 24th annual CIPA EVVY Awards Banquet & Ceremony!

The Colorado Independent Publishers Association’s Education and Literacy Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 CIPA EVVY Awards Banquet with Keynote Speaker and Emcee, Ward Lucas, at the Denver Field House (aka Field House Event Venue) in Denver, on Saturday, August 25th!

Get your tickets early as they sell out every year! Ticket sales close 8/17/18, 5pm. Please note, ticket sales are non-refundable.

Purchase Dinner Ticket(s) Below – be sure to add all guest names to order notes at check-out if buying more than one ticket: 

  • Access to the 2018 CIPA EVVY Awards Buffet Dinner & Ceremony
  • Water, coffee, iced tea will be provided complimentary
  • Ticket sales are non-refundable
  • If we sell-out, we will refund any tickets sold after capacity right away

24th Annual CIPA EVVY Awards Dinner & Ceremony Details

The full list of CIPA EVVY Award Finalists can be found here. All finalists will receive an award—so if you’re named, you are going to be going to the stage at some point in the evening!

Ticket(s) Cost: $65 

Date: Saturday, August 25th, from 6-9 PM (Doors open at 5:30pm. Dinner will be served immediately at 6 PM.)

Location: Denver Field House, (aka Field House Event Venue), 1600 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204

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300 feet from Sports Authority at Mile High Field

5 minutes from downtown Denver

40 minutes from Denver International Airport DIA

Exit I-25 on Colfax, travel west 0.7 miles to 1st exit, Federal Blvd (N)

1 block from the RTD Decatur Light Rail station

Parking: There is limited parking at the venue (approx. 70 spots) — so we encourage folks to carpool, or use the Light Rail – venue is 1 block from the RTD Decatur Light Rail station, or to utilize Uber/Lyft/Taxi.

Nearby Hotels: View Google Maps showing local hotels.


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Mojo Flank Steak
Made with Grilled Onions, Parsnip and Almond Butter Puree

Tequila Lime Chicken
Grilled, Sliced Chicken Breasts marinated in a Tequila Lime reduction.

Marinated Portobello Mushroom “Steak”
Stuffed with Roasted Red Peppers, Fresh Herbs, and Feta Cheese

Argentinian-Style Rice

Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Tossed with Rosemary and Olive Oil

Maple Glazed Carrots

Sweet Treats

Pastry Chef’s Choice Dessert
Variety such as Strawberry Shortcake Verrines, Chocolate Mini Cake, Mini Cupcakes…

Gluten Free options will be available.

Drinks: Complimentary water, coffee and iced tea. Cash bar available.

Attire: Cocktail party attire.

Ticket sales close Friday, 8/17/18, 5pm. Advance purchase is required. PLEASE PRINT YOUR RECEIPT AS YOUR TICKET.  Please note, ticket sales are non-refundable.


Product Recap:

  • One (1) ticket to the CIPA EVVY Awards which includes access to the Buffet Dinner & Ceremony
  • Water, coffee, iced tea will be provided complimentary
  • Ticket sales are non-refundable
  • If we sell-out, we will refund any tickets sold after capacity right away

About our Keynote Speaker – Ward Lucas: CIPA Member, Ward Lucas, has spent 40 years in investigative journalism and has won more than 70 journalism and civic awards for his reporting and writing. The 33-year veteran of KUSA-Channel 9 News was the first reporter on the DB Cooper hijacking and the Ted Bundy murders. He has interviewed Presidents and nursing home residents, Secretaries of State to street people. From organized crime to wiretapping, to professional arson, Lucas has seen it all. He’s the author of Neighbors at WarGet This Mother Published and the forthcoming Sometimes Ya Gotta Ride the Elephant, that are all independently published by his own Hogback Publishing. He’s an entertaining, educational and fascinating speaker who will regale CIPA EVVY Award finalists and supporters at the 24th Annual CIPA EVVY Book Awards Banquet on Saturday, August 25th at the Denver Field House.

Visit wardlucas.com to learn more about Ward and/or to purchase his books.



  1. Carol Strazer


    I am honored to be a CIPA EVVY Award finalist and excited to be attending the 24th Annual CIPA EVVY Awards Banquet.

    Thank you for your kind invitation.


    Carol Strazer

  2. Carol Strazer


    Thank you for including my book, Mountain Smiles and Tears, and me in your list of finalists and for your gracious invitation to the 2018 CIPA EVVY Awards Banquet. I am both humbled and honored to be included in such remarkable company.

  3. Reply

    THANK YOU for selecting my book, “Corky Tails, Tales of a Tailless Dog Named Sagebrush, Sagebrush Meets the Shuns” as a finalist for the 2018 EVVY AWARDS. What an incredible honor!

  4. Reply

    One dreams but never expects to be a CIPA EVVY Finalist. Seeing my name on the Finalist list was a shock. What a joy it is going to be to attend the Awards Banquet with author friend, Carol Strazer, also a finalist. Ironically, neither of us planned to write the book we each entered. Our writing blossomed into books only after each nudged and encouraged the other to put fingers to keyboard. Once published, each urged the other to enter the CIPA EVVY contest. Thank you for selecting our books (hers: Mountain Smiles and Tears and mine: Formatting Your Fantastic Book) as Finalists and making it possible for us to attend your wonderful “celebration event” together.

  5. Reply

    I am thrilled that Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses has been chosen as a finalist! I am looking forward to meeting everyone at CIPA this weekend. I appreciate your support!

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