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2017 ALADN Communication Awards


Awards Entry Form

Thank you for your participation in the 2107 ALADN Communications Awards Program. We are eager to review the publications and materials your institutions are using to advance the library’s mission and donor relationships. The awards will be presented during the breakfast on Tuesday, May 23.

The following categories will be reviewed by our judges:

  • Acknowledgement Letters
  • Annual Reports
  • Annual Fund Materials
  • Capital Campaign Materials
  • Case Statements
  • Collections Materials
  • Friends of the Libraries
  • Library Public Relations Materials
  • Marketing Samples
  • Newsletters
  • Special Events (invitations, programs, Holiday cards, etc.)
  • Stewardship Materials
  • Videos
  • Social Media Campaigns

A Best In Show will be selected by the judges as the single best item of all categories in the program.

Conference Attendees will have the opportunity to help select the People’s Choice Award that represents the best item from all categories. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will be open from Sunday, May 21 at 10 a.m. until Monday, May 22 at 5 p.m.


Entry Guidelines

Each institution may enter materials in no more than three categories. Items may have been printed or produced at any time, but should still be in use for marketing and development activities.

All awards materials should be shipped in advance to the conference hotel. Materials should arrive no earlier than May 18, 2017 and be received no later than Saturday, May 20.  NOTE: Items not submitted for award consideration but will be displayed in the Marketplace can be received through noon May 21.

Links to videos or a USB drive with the video file should be provided along with the submission form.

The mailing address is:

ALADN 2017 Conference
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114

Clearly label the materials you would like to be considered using the form. Complete one Submission form for each category in which you are entering (limit 3).  You may ship items for the Awards program at the same time as those for the general Marketplace display.

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