SEMC 2022 Competitions

Applications will open in April 2022

See who won the 2021 Competitions!

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 of all 2021 Competitions will be featured at SEMC2021 and in the Fall 2022 Edition of INSIDE SEMC. There is a $15.00 one-time entry fee for 2022.


Exhibition Competition

The SEMC Curators’ Committee and NAME are 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 will be featured at SEMC2022 Awards Ceremony and in the Fall 2022 Edition of INSIDE SEMC

The competition has five budget 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.  We added a new category for Digital Exhibitions for 2021! There is a $15.00 one-time entry fee for 2022. 

A pdf of the National Standards for Museum Exhibitions can be found here.

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 projects will be highlighted at the Technology Showcase at SEMC2022 and also be featured in the Fall 2022 Edition of INSIDE SEMC. There is a $15.00 one-time entry fee for 2022.


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