Deadline in 2 weeks! Call for Submissions (and Volunteer Judges) 2018 PR Xchange Awards Competition at ALA Annual

Call for Submissions
2018 PR Xchange Awards Competition
(deadline: March 20, 2018)

Sponsored by the Marketing and Communications Community of Practice, Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
a division of the American Library Association (ALA)

Libraries everywhere are creating exciting promotional materials:A� newsletters, program announcements, annual reports, advocacy materials, fundraising messages, reading celebrations, and much more. Now is the time to receive recognition for your librarya��s amazing work. The call for submissions for the 2018 PR Xchange Awards competition is now live!

Select the type of submission and complete the appropriate form below.A�

Print submissions: http://tinyurl.com/2018-prxchange-awards-prop-p

Electronic submissions: http://tinyurl.com/2018-prxchange-awards-prop-e

FAQ: http://www.ala.org/llama/2018-pr-xchange-frequently-asked-questions

Deadline: March 20, 2018A�

About the PR Xchange Awards Competition
The 2018 PR Xchange Awards Competition recognizes the very best promotional materials produced by libraries in the past year. The PR Xchange Awards Competition is sponsored by the Marketing and Communications Community of PracticeA�of the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The PR Xchange Awards Competition is overseen by the PR Xchange Committee.

About the PR Xchange Event at ALA Annual

The PR Xchange is a drop-in style event at the ALA Annual Conference. It will be held on Sunday June 24, 2018 at the ALA Conference Exhibit Hall, Special Events Area from 11:00am-12:30pm. Ita��s an exciting event where libraries across the country share their PR and marketing ideas. View and take free copies of award-winning PR materials from the juried PR Xchange awards, as well as promotional materials from libraries across North America. Attendees can learn how to improve their own promotional materials by talking with John Cotton Dana Award Winners, PR Xchange award winners, and other Library Marketing authors and experts.

The PR Xchange Event and the PR Xchange Awards Competition are both overseen by the PR Xchange Committee.

Selection Criteria
This yeara��s competition will recognize original materials produced during the 2017 calendar year.A� Entries will be evaluated based on content, originality, and design by a team of experts in marketing, public relations, graphic design, and communications, who select the winner(s) in each category.

Submit Your Work Now!
Please complete the online submission form for each entry by March 20, 2018. Each library may submit a maximum of 5 entries. Printed submissions get mailed to the address below:

2018 PR Xchange Awards Competition
c/o Mark Aaron Polger
70 East 10th street, apt. 6F
New York, NY 10003

For electronic submissions (materials that are born digital), please upload your material on the submission form.A�Electronic submissions do not require a printed copy to be mailed out.

Winners
Winners will be notified in early May 2018. Winning entries will be on display during the PR Xchange Event during the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The PR Xchange Award Co-Chairs will contact all those who submitted an entry.A� Awards will be presented to the winners at the PR Xchange Awards ceremony following the PR Xchange Event in the same space. Award winners need not be present to win, but are encouraged to attend.

Wea��re seeking Volunteer Judges in New York City in April 2018!!

We are also seeking in-person and virtual experts in marketing, graphic design, and communications.A� We are seeking those who are employed in libraries and in the commercial world. We are meeting on Sunday April 15, 2018 from 12:00pm-6:00pm at a home residence in New York City in the Union Square neighbourhood of Manhattan. The residence is next to many major subway stops. Details on the exact address will be sent out in March 2018. Judges cannot be submit materials to the competition as that would be a conflict of interest.

Volunteers will be *very* well-fed throughout the day with coffee, juice, soda, snacks, fruit, and an elaborate Whole Foods (vegan) Party Platter. Please contact Mark Aaron Polger at markaaron.polger@csi.cuny.edu if you are interested in volunteering your time in person.

Please contact if you need more information:

Mark Aaron Polger and Lesli Baker, Co-Chairs
2018 PR Xchange Awards
PR Xchange Committee
Marketing and Communications Community of Practice
Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
American Library Association (ALA)
prxchange.awards@gmail.com
www.prxchangeawards.org

About Melody Rood

Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC

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