We're thrilled to announce that DEMCO is partnering with us to help one lucky library level up its gaming program with a $5000 shopping spree! Yes, you read that right - a $5000 shopping spree.
Here's the deal.
Libraries that are registered with us for National Gaming Day 2010 are eligible to submit an application to win the prize. During your NGD10 activities, you'll want to take pictures, maybe get some video, talk with patrons to get ideas, etc. in order to show DEMCO your vision for a next-level gaming program for your community. Planning ahead and thinking big will likely be one of the keys to victory, because you'll want to show the great things that happened during your 2010 event in order to tell us how you'll build on it for next year.
A panel of judges will choose up to 15 finalists from all of the submissions, and then one winner will be randomly drawn from the finalists at ALA's Midwinter Meeting in January. If your library wins the shopping spree, you get the fun job of figuring out how to spend $5000 with them to make that vision happen. How awesome is that?
You can get the full details and get the application form on the DEMCO site. If you haven't already done so, make sure you register to participate in National Gaming Day so that your library is eligible for the contest. There are still some free games left, too, so hurry over to http://bit.ly/ngd10reg now! (When they're gone, they're gone....)
Then give a thumbs up for DEMCO on Facebook or reach out to them in another way to thank them for supporting gaming libraries in general and National Gaming Day in particular. ALA definitely appreciates their support.
So how would you spend $5000 to improve your gaming program?