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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Enter the JCD Awards by March 6

{ UPDATE: Feb. 26. The entry deadline has been extended to March 6. That gives you an extra week to prepare your entry! ~KD }

It's that time of year again---time to enter the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award contest. Once again, eight exceptional PR campaigns will win $10,000 each to further their work, thanks to the H.W. Wilson Foundation and to EBSCO.

All types of libraries are welcome to enter, and international entries are welcome. However, entries must be written in English for the award jury. The John Cotton Dana (JCD) entry process is now entirely online, so you no longer need to assemble elaborate physical portfolios they way you did in past years.

Entries will be accepted through February 28, 2015. The winners will be announced in late April, and the awards (checks and plaques) will be bestowed at a lovely reception at the ALA annual conference in San Francisco in June. 

Get all the entry details here. Please note: You'll increase your chances of winning by reading the details first in order to send complete, qualified submissions. You can also see winning entries from previous years on the official website. 

From the sponsors: 
"The prestigious John Cotton Dana Award, provided in conjunction with the H.W. Wilson Foundation, ALA, and EBSCO, honors outstanding library public relations, whether a summer reading program, a year-long centennial celebration, fundraising for a new college library, an awareness campaign or an innovative partnership in the community.
In recognition of their achievement, John Cotton Dana award winners receive a cash award from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. The JCD Awards are presented at an elegant reception hosted by EBSCO held during the American Library Association annual conference."

Enter by the end of this month for a chance to win $10,000!  

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