GLAMi Awards

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GLAMi Awards | Deadline: March 5, 2020

The GLAMi Awards annually recognize and celebrate innovative projects in the cultural heritage sector. The Awards showcase the best work our field creates to engage, inform and excite the public, both on the Web and across the myriad digital platforms and contexts innovative culture practices take us.

Submitting Your Project

Any museum, gallery, library or archive (GLAM) institution may submit their project(s) for award considerations. Agencies and media producers may submit their work in collaboration with the client institution. Projects must have been released to the public between April 2019 and April 2020.


For examples of the types of projects that have previously been successful in each category, please view the past finalists and winners for 2019.

  • Education Program Course, workshop or lab for youth or adults.
  • Exhibition Media or Experience In-gallery exhibit media, installation, interactive, VR, AR, or app.
  • Exhibition and Collection Extension Microsite, app, or other digital experience that extends a specific exhibition’s content or collection beyond the physical building.
  • Marketing and Promotion Website, digital campaign (advertising or social) to increase awareness of the institution as a whole.
  • Museum-Wide Guide or Program Digital app, tool or experience designed to facilitate visitor way-finding or engagement with the collection.
  • Behind the Scenes Business systems, infrastructure, business strategy, process or other projects that may not be immediately visible to the museum guest.
  • Best of MW20 Judges will pull standout projects from categories to be nominated for this award.

What you’ll need to submit:

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  • Project Title
    The formal name of the project.
  • Institution
    The formal name of the museum, gallery or archive that launched the project.
  • Agency or Media Producer
    The external partner (if any) that was contracted to produce the project.
  • Institution Contact Name
    If you’re submitting a project on behalf of an agency or media producer, please include the name of the primary contact for the client institution.
  • Institution Contact Email Address
    If you’re submitting a project on behalf of an agency or media producer, please include the email address of the primary contact for the client institution.
  • Category
    Select the most appropriate category for your submission (see list above).
  • Project URL
    If the project is available to the general public, please provide a URL.
  • Link to Video 
    Link to a video (maximum 3 minutes) on YouTube or Vimeo that provides a walkthrough of the experience for the judging committee. The video can be simply shot on a mobile device or edited from prior footage, just make sure it conveys the core experience to the judges. Projects will not be judged based on video quality, but videos are essential to fairly evaluating the diversity of projects submitted every year, especially the numerous projects intended primarily for onsite audiences. The best videos allow the judges to experience the project and/or see it in action, rather than just restating the written description. All videos submitted should be captioned, which can be done easily via third party services such, as rev.comCielo24, and free via YouTube and
  • Description 
    (This will be published on the MW2020 website.)Tell us about the project and highlight why it is great at what it does. Describe the goals for the project and its impact. Explain who the audiences are and why you chose this project using these technologies specifically. Connect this project to your institution’s mission and/or strategic priorities. Cite specific pages by URL. Include screen shots if desired. 
  • Supporting images or additional video
    Please submit as many images, illustrations or links to videos as you think necessary to completely review the project. Upload an image by clicking on the media button below the Description text area. Follow the prompts on the pop-up form, first to upload your image file, and then to link it to your nomination. Put your image at the start of your text, and the words will flow around it. Please use the default settings for image formatting.

The judging and awards process

  • All submissions will be judged by the GLAMi Awards Judging Committee.
  • Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria, each weighted equally: Innovation, Content, User Experience, Impact, and Accessibility.
  • Finalists in each category will be invited to present their project in a 2-3 minute talk before the judges and their peers on the afternoon of Thursday, April 2nd, 2020, as part of the GLAMi Awards ceremony.
  • This year’s GLAMi Awards winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020.

We’ll update this page as judging commences. Best of luck!

Submit your project for a 2020 GLAMi Award