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PRExcellence Award Application
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Application Instructions

Eligibility

  • California libraries and library participants, such as Friends and Foundations, are invited to participate in the PRExcellence Awards.
  • Groups and/or libraries applying for a PRExcellence Award must be CLA Institutional Members.  If unsure about library's institutional membership status, please contact the CLA Office no later than two weeks prior to the deadline.
  • Entries must have been created and used in 2018.

How to apply
Applicants should use the online application below to submit the following to CLA:

  • Title of entry
  • Category of entry:

1. Print: submissions may include brochures, bookmarks, print newsletters, flyers, and posters, etc.

2. Electronic: submissions may include websites, videos, use of social media, and electronic newsletters, etc. Where possible, please print and provide a color print out of the main page and sample sub-pages.

3. Event or Campaign: the format may vary but all aspects of the entry must focus on a common event, theme, or goal, for example, a building campaign,  fundraising effort, or library opening, etc.

4. Wildcard: PR materials that don't fit into any of the other categories.

  • Size of organizational budget: (1) less than $5M, (2) $5M-$10M, (3) greater than $10M
  • A detailed project description. Please be sure to include the following: project goal, how the piece helped you achieved the goal, the intended audience, and how the success of the project was measured. (Not to exceed 500 words.)
  • Examples of the materials being submitted for the award. Please submit items by mail or include links to electronic materials in the application. If you need to submit digital files as email attachments please contact Sharon Tani to make arrangements.

Entries will be assessed according to their visual appeal, relevance to the target audience, clarity of brand or identity, originality, creativity, and overall impression.

  1. Please fill out the following application.
  2. Please provide examples of the materials being submitted for the award. Please submit items by mail or include links to electronic materials in the application. 

Supplementary Materials

Materials must be received at the CLA office by 5:00pm on the submission deadline. Postmarks will not be accepted. We cannot return entry materials.

  • If you need to submit digital files as email attachments please contact Sharon Tani to make arrangements.
  • Print materials should be mailed to the CLA office in Pasadena.
    • No more than five different pieces should be submitted in support of your application.
    • Ten copies of each piece should be included in your mailing. The items will be distributed to PRExcellence Awards committee members.
    • Please attach a printout of your completed application form to each copy or set of copies that you submit. 

Please mail your materials to:

California Library Association (PRExcellence Awards)
1055 E. Colorado Blvd., 5th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91106