ACRL 2021 Video Shout-Out Contest

A 10 second video could win you 2 FREE ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference registrations!

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ACRL is looking for super short shout-out style videos to welcome everyone to the ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference, April 13 – 16, 2021. If you’ve ever seen the beginning of the Today Show or watched political conventions last summer, you’ll know exactly what we’re looking for. It’s a quick video of you (and your optional friends/colleagues/family/pets) saying, “Hello from [fill in with your library/campus/home office/city/state/country]!” After all, this is your conference and a chance to showcase your library, campus, hometown, or home office!

It’s easy to enter, just send us your short video by the early bird registration deadline March 12 and you’ll be entered to win.

What’s in it for you?

· If your video is chosen as the winner, you and a friend or colleague will receive FREE ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference registration (two registrations is a $578+ value).

· We’ll open ACRL 2021 with a montage of these awesome greetings from all over the country and the globe. Wouldn’t it be fun to see yourself and/or your library represented?

· Even if you don’t win, we may still use your greeting to promote the conference. Your video might show up a during ACRL 2021 or in an ACRL email, and wouldn’t that be a hoot?

· Serious fun and laughs, glory, and fame.

How to submit:

Anyone can enter. Yes, that includes you! We’re not looking for professional production, just use whatever phone or device you want and have fun with it.

  1. Pick a great spot to shoot from (hint: a friend to film it and/or that selfie stick may come in handy).
  2. Videos should be no longer than 10 seconds in length and include your creative or local spin on, Hello from (wherever you choose). No background music please.
  3. Upload your file using this easy form. By submitting your video, you and everyone involved in the video agree to grant ACRL permission to use and display the video for any purpose.

Deadline for Submission

The deadline for submission is FRIDAY MARCH 12, 2021 (11:59 p.m. Central). 


Preference may be given to videos that effectively use creativity, local flavor, location, and/or humor. Winners will be notified via email by March 19, 2021. If you are already registered for ACRL 2021 and win the contest, your registration fee will be happily refunded in the manner in which it was paid.

For questions, contact ACRL Conference Manager Tory Ondrla at