Event Bidding Process Launches for 2019-20 and 2020-21 Seasons
by US Quidditch | July 12, 2018
US Quidditch announces the opening of the bid submission process for events in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.
Photo by: Chris Rothery
Interested parties may review USQ’s bid manual, accessible here, for detailed information on deadlines and requirements for hosting one of USQ’s premier events in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons: the US Quidditch Cup and/or Regional Championships. The next bid manual, which will be released in Spring 2019, will cover the 2021-22 season.
BID PROCESS OVERVIEW
To initiate the bid process, interested parties should first download and review the bid manual.
Potential hosts must submit the intent to bid form and a completed bid package (possibly including the recommended bid snapshot and any supplemental bid package materials) by February 15, 2019.
USQ will select finalists from among the bids received and will announce the finalists in March 2019.
We will conduct site visits for all the finalist locations in May 2019.
The locations and dates for events for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons will be announced in June 2019.
Additional information on bidding is also available here.
GETTING YOUR TEAM INVOLVED IN THE BID PROCESS
Like last season, teams can also get involved by nominating their city or college administration to bid for a USQ event.
STEPS FOR TEAMS NOMINATING YOUR CITY OR COLLEGE
Draft a letter of nomination for the city or college your team is interested in (see template on this page). Email it to Events Director Mary Kimball at email@example.com.
Schedule a conference call with USQ staff, where we will go over your letter, talk about your ideas, and lay out next steps in the bidding process.
USQ staff will reach out to the appropriate city, college administration, convention and visitor bureau (CVB), or sports commission, including the letter of nomination from your team as an introduction.
USQ will keep your team in the loop throughout the process.
US Quidditch (USQ) is a magical 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to governing the sport of quidditch and advancing the sport by organizing events and programs that build community and empower all genders to compete together. Inspired by the Harry Potter novels, USQ serves athletes and fans, from sport-lovers to book-lovers and everything in between.