During the past few weeks we have locked in a date for our event - April 26, 2010. An application due date was set for April 5. Judges will review the paper copies between April 5 and 12 and meet on the 12th for final selection with invitations to the April 26 competition extended no later than April 16. Working out mundane schedule details was not nearly as fun as the bigger picture planning but it has to be done!
Our next tasks are to extend invitations to judges and to finalize our promotion plans. We will announce the competition in early January to our respective college communities and to the local high schools. The Public Information and Makreting departments at SWIC and SIUE will provide significant support for this.
The promotion aspect will be particularly enjoyable for this marketing professor!