Have you considered hosting a YABBA Awards Ceremony at your school?
Events like this are one of the most effective ways to engage your whole school with Australian authors and illustrators. It’s also a great way to get teachers, parents and students to support your library and literacy teams!
Plus, it’s a great opportunity to get out into the community and share all the wonderful things you are doing!
The rewards from hosting a YABBA Ceremony are worth all the work – just ask me as I’ve hosted it. The truth is, hosting an event is the key to drumming up support. Imagine how powerful your message about reading could be if you had all the biggest authors and illustrators in one place – YOUR PLACE – YOUR SCHOOL!
Four reasons why hosting the Awards Ceremony is a must-do:
An event that captures the attention of your target audience, THE YOUNG READERS IN YOUR SCHOOL is going to make a lifelong memory for the students who take part. The great thing is, you can reinvent the ceremony to suit your unique school without the venue hire costs or expensive bus costs associated with organising an excursion!
When it comes to giving you their time, their voice, and their efforts, our authors will get to know you, your students and BE AT YOUR SCHOOL – it’s an electric feeling for all involved. Hosting an event is a simple yet effective way to share the importance of READING – giving students an opportunity to learn about their favourite authors and MEET them IN PERSON!
The key is to create a positive, interactive atmosphere where two-way communication thrives and the SIGNING Ceremony does just that.
At a YABBA event you have an opportunity to play host to a highly-engaged, captive audience and HAVE FUN.
YABBA organise the authors and you partner with us and play host by offering the use of your school hall, sports stadium or auditorium. It’s great to have access to sound and lighting but not mandatory.
The YABBA ceremony puts you and your school in the spotlight and our authors love seeing students and visiting schools. Hosting the YABBAs is like the biggest school fete you’ve ever had – a fun way to give-back, get excited and SHAKE the whole school up to the love of reading! Awaken your inner YABBAness and get onboard today!