SAGE announces the 2013 Charleston Photo Competition, open today through September 20, 2013. To participate, academic librarians in the US and Canada are invited to send a photo that responds to the question, “How do you market your library?” The first-place winner will receive a grant for full registration to the 2014 Charleston Conference as well as $500 for travel, and eleven runner-ups will each receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

Enter the photo contest

“I was captivated by the winning photographs from SAGE’s 2012 photo contest which included photos from libraries around the world,” stated Katina Strauch, Founder and Convener, Charleston Conference. “This year’s Charleston Conference is happy to have SAGE’s support once again, and we’re thrilled that they are offering a chance for the winner to attend in November.”

Photo entries will be judged on three criteria – creativity, quality, and the ability to illustrate how the entrants market their library. Each of the twelve winning photos will be featured in the 2014 Charleston Desk Calendar, distributed free to all Charleston attendees.

“SAGE is proud to support a Conference where librarians, information professionals, and publishers can come together to discuss important issues in a collegial, mutually-supportive environment,” said Clive Parry, SAGE’s Vice President of Global Marketing. “We are also delighted that this contest will afford a librarian the opportunity to contribute to the educational conversations that occur at the Charleston Conference.”

Taking place annually in Charleston, South Carolina, the Charleston Conference is an informal gathering of librarians, publishers, and vendors of library materials who come together to discuss important issues such as ebooks and electronic resources, discoverability, and acquisitions. This year’s conference, themed “Too Much is Not Enough!” will be held from November 6-9, 2013.

For more information, or to enter the contest, please click here.