Be Recognized with the Annual OMA Awards! 

Red carpet fashion, acceptance speeches, after parties – it’s that time of year again…awards season! The new year brings with it a new award show pretty much every week from now until March, but awards season isn’t just for celebrities. You can get in on all the awards action with the Annual OMA Awards Program

The Ohio Museums Association’s Annual Awards are all about Ohio – more specifically the museums in our great state and the wonderful museum professionals who work in and for them. 

The Annual OMA Awards Program is divided into two sections: the Awards of Achievement, and the Visual Communication Awards

Submit your nominations for the OMA Annual Awards Program! 



The Visual Communication Competition
recognizes creative excellence in Ohio museums by its field professionals and organizations producing material for museums. Articles for submission can include: Annual Reports, Audio-Visual/Electronic Media, Books, Brochures, Catalogs, Campaigns, Education Materials, Fundraising Materials, Institutional Identity, Invitations/Announcements, Newsletters/Magazines, Posters and Press Packs just to name a few. 

The OMA Award of Achievement categories honors the outstanding quality and caliber of work by Ohio museums and their professionals. The awards are divided into two groups: Individual Achievement Awards and Institutional Achievement Awards. 

Individual Achievement Awards include: Professional of the Year, Emerging Professional of the Year, The Betty Bryan Volunteer of the Year and the Museum Advocate award.

Institutional Achievement Award categories are recognized in two budget levels, and include: Best Exhibition, Best Exhibition Catalog, Best Community Collaboration/Partnership, Best Education/Outreach Program, and OMA’s Institution of the Year award. 

Complete details for the individual and institutional Achievement Awards can be found on the OMA Awards page.

The 2017 Ohio Museums Association Award winners will be recognized at the 2018 Ohio Museums Association’s Annual Conference, April 15-16, 2018 in Dayton. The Awards dinner will take place Sunday evening, April 15, during our visit to the Dayton Art Institute. Nominations and entries from the field are considered by a distinguished panel of judges, selected to represent the diversity of the museum community. 

To learn more about the annual awards program, or to start your for both the Awards of Achievement and the Visual Communication Awards programs, visit the OMA Awards page

There is still plenty of time to submit your nominations – the awards deadline is January 29, 2018. 

Don’t miss your chance to be recognized! Submit your nominations today and you could be on your way to a big award season win — without the hassle of red carpet paparazzi!