SEMC 2022 Competitions

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Applications for 2023 coming soon!

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 2022 Competitions will be featured at SEMC2023 and in the Fall 2023 Edition of INSIDE SEMC.

There is a $25.00 one-time entry fee for 2023.

Pay the $25 Publication Competition Fee


For more information, contact: Lizz Biswell, 2022 Publication Competition Chair, biswelll@cofc.edu

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 SEMC2023 Awards Ceremony and in the Fall 2023 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.  Don't miss the new category for Digital Exhibitions! There is a $25.00 one-time entry fee for 2023.


For more information, contact, Emilie Arnold, 2023 Exhibition Competition Chair, emilie.s.Arnold@gmail.com

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 SEMC2023 and also be featured in the Fall 2023 Edition of INSIDE SEMC. There is a $25.00 one-time entry fee for 2023.

Pay the $25 Technology Competition Fee 

For more information, contact 2023 Technology Competition Co-Chairs, Scott Warren, scott.warren@ncdcr.gov or Alexander Brooks, alexander.brooks@gastongov.com

For questions about jurors contact Scotty Almany, 2023 Jury Foreman at salmany@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org

Conference Information

Competition Information

Scholarships and Awards Information