Let’s get this out of the way: the Friends of ALSC and the ALSC Membership Committee are sponsoring a very cool contest for personal ALSC members. And the first prize is a Nook and a Book! Not too shabby.
To learn more about the contest, we’re offering a little FAQ that might help you refine your entry. Take a look:
What are e-badges/ribbons?
Badges are an emblem or an icon that signifies membership or status. An e-badge can be displayed on a website, on a blog, on a social networking site or in an email signature line. You might have seen badges like the one below, connected to people who were attending the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.
How do I enter?
There are several ways to enter. The more creative you are the better!
- Create your badge using construction paper, scissors, markers, glue, etc. Take a picture (JPEG or GIF)
- Create your badge using software such as Adobe Illustrator, Paint, or any other design software and submit it as a file (JPEG or GIF)
- Write down an idea, describing in specific detail the colors, text, and images associated with the badge, submit as a written idea.
Once you have your idea, using the subject “ALSC eBadge Contest” email it with your 100 word-or-less description (see below) to Dan Rude, firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be received by Monday, August 20 at 11:59 PM CST.
IMPORTANT: Even with a photo/design file entries must include a brief description (100 words or less) of why the badge represents ALSC members. This description will be used for voting.
What are you looking for?
ALSC is looking for a visual representation of ALSC. We would like a ribbon that captures our spirit, who we are, what we do, or what we stand for. It can be a slogan or an image or a combination of the two. It can be flashy or simple. Ribbons and e-badges are virtual/physical representations of a culture. YALSA has a ribbon with an image of a star and the slogan “Rock Star!” ASCLA has several ribbons, including “I Serve Youth in Custody” and “Deaf Cultures @Your Library”. What is fresh, appealing and expresses the spirit of ALSC? We want your ideas!
An “ALSC Member” ribbon with the ALSC logo already exists. With this contest we are seeking a totally new ribbon representing the themes, enthusiasm, or attitude of ALSC members. This is your chance to create the winning design!
How can I learn more?
Great question. To learn more about the ALSC Design-an-eBadge Contest or to enter, please visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/ebadge-contest.
Remember submissions must be received by 11:59 PM CST on Monday, August 20, 2012. Good luck!