WTVP | PBS Auction - Live since 1974 - Virtual Auction: April 22-28, 2020

The 2021 WTVP Auction is Coming to Central Illinois April 23-25!
Live action and online bidding in the 47th Annual WTVP Auction

While we anxiously wait for the day when we can hold our traditional live auction in the WTVP studio, WTVP has developed a hybrid auction plan to keep our volunteers, donors and staff safe and healthy while satisfying your urge to bid, buy and support WTVP. 

For 2021, WTVP will merge elements of our on-air auction and virtual online bidding into a hybrid event that runs from April 23-25, 2021. Donated items will be highlighted on air each evening, with bids accepted and processed in an online auction, similar to last year.

As always, the most important ingredient in every auction is YOU. Whether you donate merchandise, volunteer, buy a 50/50 raffle ticket (or two), purchase and wear a WTVP Auction shirt, or bid on art, collectibles, travel opportunities, furniture, luxury items, services, gift certificates or other great items, we need you!

Luann Claudin
Contact for more information:
Luann Claudin | 309-495-0524
luann.claudin@wtvp.org for more information.

ORDER YOUR AUCTION SHIRTS TODAY!

Show your support of the WTVP 47th Annual Auction by wearing a stylish Auction shirt! They are perfect for gifts, or buy one just for you!

These fashionable shirts are teal with complementary blue lettering featuring the WTVP Auction logo. Available in a variety of sizes and styles including sweatshirts and polos with embroidered logos and silk screened T-shirts.

*Shirt orders will be placed on March 18 and April 1. To ensure shirtS are delivered by on-air Auction, please order early. Orders placed after April 2 will be filled on an in-stock basis.
Male models wearing WTVP Auction Wear

BUY A RAFFLE TICKET 
AND WTVP SHELLS OUT THE "DOUGH" IF YOU WIN!

Line your pocket with green! Buy your 50/50 cash raffle tickets NOW. The winners will be announced on-air during the final night of the WTVP Auction, Sunday, April 25. Proceeds from all ticket sales will be divided 50/50 between three winners and WTVP to benefit quality programming on public television for Central Illinois. Winners need not be present or watching to win.

  • FIRST PRIZE: UP TO $1,250
  • SECOND PRIZE: UP TO $750
  • THIRD PRIZE: UP TO $500

 

$10 TICKET DONATION - Only 500 tickets sold

Call our Raffle Hotline IMMEDIATELY for your tickets by credit card:

309.495.0547 Order Your Raffle Tickets NOW

AUCTION SPONSORSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE!

Become an underwriter and gain valuable on-air exposure during WTVP’s 47th Annual Auction!

This is the only televised Auction in Central Illinois. WTVP has investment opportunities to promote your business and help you build community awareness.

BENEFITS OF UNDERWRITING INCLUDE:

  • Live, primetime, on-air exposure reaching 20 counties in Central Illinois
  • Numerous underwriting opportunities at all price points
  • Tax deductible (to the fullest extent of the law)

 

Make your underwriting investment TODAY. Investment opportunities are limited, so please call 309.495.0547 to join area businesses, artists and individuals who have supported the WTVP Auction for 47 years running. The return on your investment is well worth your participation!

Angie Spears
Contact for more information:
Angie Spears | 309-495-0561
angie.spears@wtvp.org for more information.


VOLUNTEERS THE  WTVP AUCTION NEEDS YOU!

WTVP needs volunteers to be a part of our 2021 Acquisition Team. Please contact the Auction office at 309.495.0547. We also need help picking up auction merchandise in these and other towns: Bloomington / Normal, Princeton, Henry, Lacon, Morton, Metamora, Galesburg and Canton.

We can also use help calling on our donors to secure items for the auction. If you love talking with people and spending time on the phone, this is the job for you. Both of these volunteer opportunities are great ways to see what is being donated to the auction beforehand!

How can I be INVOLVED?  

Merchandise is starting to arrive, but we can’t build a successful auction without you. There are a variety of ways you can be involved…

Donate MERCHANDISE or GIFT CERTIFICATES / CARDS

 

Join our VOLUNTEER WORK TEAM

  • Make calls to area donors and help secure merchandise and services!
  • Go-getting opportunities are now available!
  • Get a first glimpse of the merchandise and services that are donated to the auction.

 

Invest CASH DOLLARS or become an AUCTION SPONSOR

  • Help defray the costs of producing a three-day live television event.

 

Wear an AUCTION SHIRT

  • Help promote the WTVP Auction by ordering your shirt today!

 

Contribute IN-KIND GOODS or SERVICES

  • Receive on-air recognition when you donate printing, framing, office supplies, technical equipment and helping to make the auction a success.

 

Sponsor an AUCTION ITEM

  • Donate your favorite wine or a certificate for dining at your favorite restaurant.

 

Purchase a RAFFLE TICKET

  • Your opportunity to win CASH!

 

Spread the WORD the AUCTION is COMING IN APRIL

  • Like us on our Facebook page and share our posts!

 

Stay up to DATE on this YEAR’S AUCTION ACTION!

  • Follow us on social media—Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

How to DONATE  merchandise or gift certificates and cards  

Wondering what to donate to the WTVP Auction? How about something from our list of Bidders’ Favorites? Home furnishings, electronics and technology, travel, fitness, appliances and recreational gear are just a few of the items that bring in high bids for WTVP. Donating these items keeps the bidding action exciting and gains positive exposure for your business. 

 WISH List:

  • Appliances
  • Bicycle
  • Boat / Canoe / Jet Ski
  • Cable Service
  • Digital Camera
  • Car Lease
  • Cell Phone
  • Computer
  • Concert Tickets
  • Fine Jewelry and Watches
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Food
  • Furniture — Desks, Chairs, Sofas, Tables
  • Getaways
  • Golf Clubs
  • Home Theater
  • Hot Tub
  • Landscaping Package
  • Luggage
  • Meat Package
  • Musical instrument
  • Patio Furniture Set
  • Printer
  • Recreational / Sporting Goods
  • Restaurant / Dining Certificates
  • Shopping Spree
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swing Set
  • Tablet
  • Television
  • Vacations
  • Vacuum
  • Video Gaming System

 

To LEARN MORE, call 309.495.0547 or email auction@wtvp.org

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