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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Time to Enter the PR Xchange Awards Contest

Calling all library people who do PR work! You're invited to enter the PR Xchange Awards! The deadline is April 1st.

The 2015 PR Xchange Awards will recognize the very best public relations materials produced by all types of North American libraries in 2014. This contest is part of the popular PR Xchange event that’s held at ALA’s Annual Conference; it was formerly called the Best of Show Awards.

There are 10 categories for entries, including annual reports and fundraising materials. You can find details and a link to the entry form here. There’s an FAQ document here. Online submissions must be completed, and printed work must be mailed out, no later than April 1, 2015. (No need to mail copies of born-digital submissions.)

Entries will be evaluated based on content, originality, and design by a team of experts in marketing, public relations, graphic design, and communications. 

Winning entries will be on display at the PR Xchange event during ALA’s June conference in San Francisco. Award certificates will be presented during the event on June 28. (Note: Start setting aside a few hundred copies of your best work to contribute to the PR Xchange itself; details on that will come later.)

If you have questions that aren't covered online, contact PR Xchange Awards co-chairs Mark Aaron Polger and Scott Sheidlower at

The PR Xchange Awards is sponsored by the Public Relations and Marketing Section (PRMS) of the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA. It’s overseen by the PR Xchange Committee of PRMS.

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