According to the details: "The LibraryAware Community Award emphasizes the library’s engagement with the community and will recognize a library or library system that has demonstrated its ability to make its community “aware” of what the library can do for it—and has delivered on that promise."
The contest is sponsored by Library Journal and funded by LibraryAware, a product that enables better promotion and marketing communications. The deadline is Jan. 26, so don't delay!
This contest is easy to enter, and well worth your effort. Here's what happens to the winners:
The LibraryAware Community Award will be given annually to a community of any size and its library during National Library Week. It will be presented to the mayor, city/county manager, or city council president, and library director.The city/county will receive a plaque identifying it as a “LibraryAware” community.This article highlights the 2014 winners. Even if you're not entering, you can read it as a case study about great library communication and promotion.
- The winning library will receive $10,000.
- Second place $7,500
- Third place $5,000