2018 SEMC Competitions

The application process IS closed.  Winners WERE announced at the  Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon, OCTOber 10, 2018 

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. An entry fee of $15 to cover administrative costs must be paid for each entry. If submitting multiple entries, please enter additional payments as guests. 


See a list of 2018 award winners.   

Exhibition Competition

SEMC 2017 Exhibition Competition Awards list available 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 were announced at the SEMC 2018 Annual Awards Luncheon on October 10 in Jackson, MS, 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.  An entry fee of $15 to cover administrative costs must be paid for each entry. If submitting multiple entries, please enter additional payments as guests. All inquires may be addressed to Ann Rowson at ann.rowson@fsu.edu     

See a list of 2018 award winners here.

Technology Competition

SEMC 2017 Technology Competition Awards list available 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 were displayed at SEMC’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Jackson, MS (October 8  - 10) and  will be featured in the SEMC newsletter. An entry fee of $15 to cover administrative costs must be paid for each entry. If submitting multiple entries, please enter additional payments as guests.

See a list of 2018 award winners here.


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