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 June 2018 through December 2019.  

Awards recipients will be honored during a special presentation at the 2020 WaMA Annual Meeting, Museums & Democracy. The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at the Hotel RL, Olympia, Washington, June 17-19, 2020.

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 form below. Additional supporting documentation also may accompany your nomination.  One nomination per form, please.

Download form: 2020AwardofExcellenceNomination Form

PDFs or representative samples (5-10 pages) of a publication are encouraged.  If possible, please send links where CDs, films or other digital material can be accessed.

Email: sadie.thayer@kchm.org

If PDFs or links are not possible or available, please mail at least three (3) samples. 

WaMA Awards Committee: c/o Sadie Thayer
114 E 3rd Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926

All nominations must be postmarked or emailed by February 15, 2020.