2020 SEMC Competitions

The application process IS OPEN.  Winners Will be announced in Fall 2020 VIA VIRTUAL PLATFORMS. submit your publications, exhibitions or tech projects TODAY!

***Deadline  for all competitions EXTENDED TO 17 July 2020***

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 were displayed at SEMC’s Annual Meeting and will be featured in the SEMC newsletter. There is no entry fee for 2020. 


Exhibition Competition

See a list of 2019 award winners here.

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 announced at the SEMC 2020 Annual Awards Luncheon on October 20 in Louisville, KY and will be 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.  There is no entry fee for 2020. All inquires may be addressed to Ann Rowson at ann.rowson@fsu.edu     

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

TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION

See a list of 2019 award winners here.

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 2020 Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY(October 19 - 21) and  will be featured in the SEMC newsletter. There is no entry fee for 2020.


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