The following comes from the Audience Development Team, who are looking for the best library marketing activities in Wales from 2015:
“Has your service attracted new audiences, done a great marketing activity on a shoestring or used some grant funding to extend your engagement with a national campaign or initiative? Whatever you are doing, why not enter the Marketing Excellence Awards for your chance to win not only a prize worth £500, but recognition from your colleagues across the sectors.
“Do you know an individual who has been the main driver in marketing activities, has successfully engaged other colleagues or has shown marketing innovation and creativity? Why not nominate them for the Marketing Champion of the Year? Each year as part of the Marketing Excellence Awards we award an individual from each sector [library, museum or archive] that has shown a commitment and enthusiasm for marketing.
“The entry form guides you through the requirements for entry and is easy to complete – if you have any supporting documents/photos/info these can be emailed too. Download the entry form from the Welsh Libraries toolkit.
“Not sure if your campaign/project is eligible? Get in touch or check out past entries from libraries on the toolkit.
“We are planning a great awards event on the 26th February 2016 in the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth – so get your entries in by 11.59pm on Friday 29th January!”
These awards have been running for several years now and are part of the Libraries Inspire strategy. I can’t think of any reason why you wouldn’t want to enter!