Becoming a sponsor

To be able to create a perfect bead event, we turn to you to sponsor the arrangement. This is a chance for you to show yourself and your assortment for about 180 dedicated participants, 650 Facebook followers and hopefully also a bigger crowd of "civilians" when we open the bead shop room on Saturday for the public.

The bead events are important for keeping the interest for the hobby alive, get new inspiration and gives the beaders a chance to discover new techniques and materials. See it as a way of get noticed even if you would not get picked or not want to sell your beads on site.

The sooner you sign up as sponsors and pay the sponsor fee, the sooner your logo will be visible on the web page. Don't miss the opportunity to be seen by the big crowd that will visit our web page when we release the sign up form!



The sponsor packs
The cost of the different packs is including swedish VAT (25%). The cost is billed when you have signed up. You send the lottery prizes or gift cards by mail, and they will not be billed of course.
Sponsors also have one prioritized spot to be participants in the event, one spot per sponsor.

Gold:
* 2000 SEK
* 5 gift cards for your webbshop for 400 SEK each or 5 lottery prizes to a sales value of 400 SEK each or 185 patterns of your own design
Gold sponsors will also be offered the possibility to sponsor a contest, as well as the possibility to sell beads on site (Cost for the room is added, 4600 SEK). However, a place can not be guaranteed.

The gold sponsors that are chosen to sell beads on site will give 35 gift certificates for 50 SEK each to be used in the shops instead of the webshop gift cards/lottery prizes.
The gold sponsors that are chosen to sell beads on site will also have the possibility to join masterclasses or workshops even if they're not participants at the event.

Silver:
* 1 500 SEK
* 5 gift cards for your webbshop for 300 SEK each or 5 lottery prizes to a sales value of 300 SEK each or 185 patterns of your own design

Bronze:
* 1250 SEK

Other:
Everyone doesn't have the possibility to sponsor on the levels above. If you have other things you want to sponsor with, you write it in the sign up form in the field Other. However, this choice will not guarantee you a place as a participant on Beadalong.

Goodie bags
This year we have decided not to give the participant goodie bags. This is to lessen the burden on the sponsors and organizer, as well as for sustainability reasons. By offering gift cards to the participants we reduce the waste. The participants will get a smaller bag of recycled material with business cards, design patterns and gift cards.

Lottery prizes
Lottery prizes is exactly what you would guess - prizes to be raffled off to the participants during the event. This option means that you sponsor with 5 prizes of a value 400 SEK each if you're a gold sponsor, or 300 SEK each if you're a silver sponsor. Your company will be acknowledged during the raffle. If you go with this option you must send the prizes to us by September 5 2018. The address will be communicated by e-mail. If you will be there it is possible to leave the prizes at the event, Friday at noon, latest.

Gift cards
Instead of lottery prizes you can give gift cards that will be raffled off to the participants during the event. This option means that you sponsor with 5 gift cards of a value 400 SEK each if you're a gold sponsor, or 300 SEK each if you're a silver sponsor. Your company will be acknowledged during the raffle. If you go with this option you must send the gift cards to us by September 5 2018. The address will be communicated by e-mail. If you will be there it is possible to leave the prizes at the event, Friday at noon, latest.

Business cards and offers
Would you like to have your business card (optionally along with discount codes) in the welcome bag given to the participants at arrival? If so, we need them 4 September at the latest. The address will be sent by e-mail.

What do you get as a sponsor?

- An advertising space on www.beadalong.se: Your logo in size 120 x 60 pixels in the right column here on the Beadalong website with a direct link to your webpage. Your logo will be visible on all pages of the webpage. The logo will be added as soon as the invoice we send you has been payed.

- Your logo and www-address in the welcome booklet that all participants get when they arrive to Beadalong.

- Your logo and www-address presented on the sponsor wall in the bead room where the participants sits.

- Exposure on Facebook.

- The possibility to send your business cards and also discount codes if you wish.

- The organizer will also tell the beaders several times how important our sponsors are during our gatherings.

- Possibility to address an offer to our participants via Facebook.

- A guaranteed participants spot on the event if you sign up as a sponsor and pay the sponsor fee before Beadalong signup opens (2018-05-06 16:00:00) and the participant fee before 2018-07-31. The sooner you sign up and pay the invoice, the longer will your logo be seen on the advertising spaces.

The sponsors will be presented in the different categories with the gold sponsors at the top, and then silver, bronze and other below in that order.

We ask you to send your logo as soon as possible to kerstin@beadalong.se.
The logo shall be motionless in sizes 240 x 120 pixels and 2000 x 1000 pixels
We will add your logo and link as soon as the payment and logo has reached us.

Contests/Workshops
Before and during Beadalong, we want to additionally inspire our participants with different contest. Some contests will be a traditional pre-contest where the entries will be made at home and submitted on arrival. Possibly there will also be quick challenges that will not be published before the event.

The prizes are optional, for example gift cards in your shop, bead packs or something else that connects with beading. The value of the prizes shall be at least 500, 300 and 150 SEK per contest. If you want to sponsor for a bigger value, of course you can! The pre-contests will have a higher value of the prizes: 1000, 700 and 400 SEK. We choose which sponsors can sponsor the contests among those who have declared an interest.

We will have a number of workshops during the weekend where the participants get the chance to learn something new and take interest in new techniques. Here you have a possibility to show what you have in your shop that fits the specific technique and workshop. The sponsors can also hold your own workshop. Write this in your application if you are interested!

Shops on site
We want our participants to be able to shop for beads and materials directly on site during the weekend, and that is why we offer you the possibility to bring your shop to the bead event. We will also have open for the public Saturday October 6 2018.

We have room for 6 shops. This offer is available if you have chosen the gold sponsor pack, and a room fee of 4600 SEK is added. This year all the spots will be about equal in size, although of slightly
different shapes. The shops will have access to the premise from Thursday 4/10 at 1 pm.

When we choose shops on site, our starting point will be to offer the participants the widest possible range of beads and beading related material.
If you wish to come with your shop, you write that in the sponsor sign up form as well as what your strength as a shop is (for example "We have a big range of sterling silver and fresh water pearls").
The shops are welcome to sell beads as well as beading related materials and tools.

Accommodation and food at Quality Hotel Winn in Haninge
For those of you with shops on site it is possible to book food and accommodation, you can see the prices and packs in the menu under Participants/Terms and Conditions.
Food has to be pre-booked through us and can not be bought on site. Food and accommodation is payed separately and due day is 2018-07-31.

For inquires regarding sponsoring, contact Kerstin Kallin on kerstin@beadalong.se

Here is the link to the sponsor form