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2017 SEMC Competitions

The application process is open for the year.  Winners will be announced at the  at the Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon, September 12, 2017 Good luck to all who enter!


Publication Competition

The SEMC Publication Design Competition began in 1988 to recognize and reward excellence in graphic design in southeastern museum publications. The competition encourages communication, effective design, creativity and pride of work, and recognition of institutional image and identity. Winning entries will be displayed at SEMC’s Annual Meeting and featured in the SEMC newsletter. An entry fee of $15 to cover administrative costs must be paid for each entry. 


Exhibition Competition

The SEMC Curators’ Committee is committed to promoting excellence and professionalism in museums within the region. The Exhibition Competition focuses attention on exhibitions of merit that are well designed, have educational value and treat objects with care and respect. The competition showcases the best in our profession and provides benchmarks for regional exhibition efforts in southeastern museums. Winning exhibitions are announced at the SEMC 2017 Annual Awards Luncheon on September 12, 2017 in New Orleans, LA and featured in the SEMC newsletter.


The competition has five categories: Exhibits with budgets up to $10,000, under $25,000, over $25,000, over $100,000; and exhibits with a budget of $1,000,000 or more.  An entry fee of $15 to cover administrative costs must be paid for each entry. All inquires may be addressed to Denise Drury Homewood at ddrury@wcu.edu     


Technology Competition

The SEMC Technology Competition began to recognize and reward excellence in the use of technology by southeastern museums. The competition encourages innovation, effective design, accessibility, creativity and pride of work, and recognition of institutional identity. Winning entries will be displayed at SEMC’s 2017 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA (September 11 - 13, 2017) and featured in the SEMC newsletter. Deadline for submissions is June 16, 2017. An entry fee of $15 to cover administrative costs must be paid for each entry.