HELP NCL MAINTAIN
HIGH QUALITY EVENTS
Sponsorship allows the NCL to maintain the high quality already associated with its preparatory lab exercises and competitions. Sponsors have the opportunity to reach out to players via advertising and marketing emails in addition to acquiring NCL Scouting Reports.
Some companies or organizations may wish to assist the NCL by directly sponsoring a number of students on their behalf instead of following the above sponsorship matrix. In this case, such entities can become a Student Sponsor by directly sponsoring 100 or more student participants. The NCL registration system allows the purchase of codes that will be received by the Student Sponsor for distribution. Students will then use the code to register for the NCL.
Student Sponsors will accrue benefits. They may publish press releases of their affiliation with the NCL, and they will, on request, receive an overall performance report of how well their students did during competitive play. Student Sponsors will also be posted, with permission, on the NCL website.
PUZZLE CONTEST SPONSOR
From time to time the NCL has puzzle contests, such as our LollaPUZZLooza offered via social media. Prizes are given to contest winners.
Companies wishing to affiliate with the NCL can sponsor a contest challenge and associated prize. The NCL will administer the contest while acknowledging the Puzzle Contest Sponsor, and notify the sponsor of the contest winner. Puzzle Contest Sponsors may publish press releases of their NCL activity, and be included in NCL news. With permission, Puzzle Contest Sponsors will be acknowledged as a sponsor on the NCL website.
SPECIAL PARTNERSHIP ARRANGEMENTS
Additional benefits to consider under special partnership arrangements:
Money, hardware, and/or software contributions with tax benefits
Mentoring individuals or teams during preparation and after competitions
Access to large data sets
Competition scenario development
Using the NCL infrastructure for data collection