Grant Opportunity: 2022 John Cotton Dana Awards

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Submissions are open for the 2022 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to libraries and it honors outstanding library public relations. Up to eight $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2022.

Libraries of all types and sizes are encouraged to submit entries for a 2022 John Cotton Dana Award to vie for one of the $10,000 awards. The entries should highlight a strategic communications campaign from the past year and previous winners have included rebranding efforts, promotion of archives and special collections, awareness campaigns, community partnerships and special events. Entries may be submitted by any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider, unless they are represented on the JCD committee.

The awards are managed by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (Core). The 2022 John Cotton Dana Award winners will be announced in June 2022.

To begin your submission or learn more please visit these sites:

John Cotton Dana Application Details

John Cotton Dana Evaluation Criteria

John Cotton Dana Submission Site

Learn more about the John Cotton Dana Awards from past winner and judges:

JCD – EBSCO Blog – Tips to Run a Successful John Cotton Dana Award Campaign from Anchorage Public Library

JCD – EBSCO Blog – John Cotton Dana Award Winner’s “Amplify 817” Campaign: Music to Fort Worth’s Ears

JCD – EBSCO Blog – The 2021 John Cotton Dana Awards – A Look Inside the Judging Process

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