Win $1500 for your library at the Young Adult Services Symposium

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Five Attendees Can Win $1500 for their Library at the Symposium!!

This year’s symposium, Helping Teens Build a Better Future within the Library and Beyond, is full of great programs that are meant to inspire you with ideas you can take back to your library.  YALSA, with funding in part from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, would like to give you the chance to win $1500 to implement your Symposium generated idea in your library!  


If you have a great idea, submit it via a video pitch after the Symposium.  Judges will give you feedback and score your idea.  The finalists will receive $1500 each and their idea will be shared with all attendees in an e mail after the Symposium.


Make a Make a Video Pitch & Win $1500 for Your Library


Anyone making a video pitch need to make sure to:

Remember, you are being judged on the above criteria!  Make sure that you specifically state in your pitch the category your idea fits into, how it is connected to YALSA, the program that inspired your pitch, the need it fits within your community, and how the funds will help you reach your goal!.

Keep in mind

  • All pitches should be a video recording

  • Pitches must be no more than five minutes

  • Pitches may be submitted by a team or by an individual

  • Only one submission per person or team

  • Previous winners are not eligible

  • All submissions must be mde by fully registered Symposium attendees

  • Up to three pitches will be selected as winners

  • YALSA will announce the winners via e mail the week of December 15th

  • Winners can not use funds for staff wages or refreshments

  • Winners can use funds for programming support, materials/equipment, stipends for speakers/presenters

  • YALSA may use information presented in the pitches as a part of blog posts, journal articles, and future marketing. Any such use will include the name of the person or persons who made the pitch and identify their library or institution.

Check out these 9 tips to help you make a successful pitch.