Washington Museum Association (WaMA) continues to recognize outstanding achievements in museum work by bestowing Awards of Excellence at the Annual Meeting. Awards of Excellence are presented in the following categories: Exhibits, Projects, Individuals, and Publications. The eligibility period runs 18 months, from March 2020 through September 2021. 

Awards recipients will be honored during a special presentation at the 2021 WaMA Annual Meeting during this year’s virtual conference, “A Changed Landscape, A Changed Museum.” The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually and jointly with the Oregon Museums Association, September 13-15, 2021. 

Nominees must exhibit the ability to set standards of leadership through outstanding service, establishing precedent, fulfilling mission and purpose, showing marked improvement, and/or providing an extended level of service to the community served. 

To nominate an exhibit, project, individual, or publication, complete the Google Form linked below. Additional supporting documentation uploaded digitally to this form. PDFs or representative samples (5-10 pages) of a publication are encouraged. One award will be given in each category per annual organizational budget size (if not an organization, then per project budget size). 

Be sure to answer all of the questions. Submissions may include supporting documentation that might assist the judges in deliberation. Please note: incomplete nominations or multiple nominations submitted on one form will be disqualified. 

One nomination per form, please. 

All nominations must be submitted by Google Form by Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm (deadline extended). 

Questions? Email conference@washingtonmuseumassociation.org