SEMC Competitions

The application process for 2021 Competitions will open in february 2021.

See who won the 2020 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 2020 Competitions will be featured in the Fall 2020 Edition of INSIDE SEMC


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 in the Fall 2020 Edition of INSIDE SEMC

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

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 in the 2020 Virtual Technology Showcase and also be featured in the Fall 2020 Edition of INSIDE SEMC


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