OMA Awards Program is Open for Nomination Submissions


Posted by OMA on 01/07/2022

EACH YEAR, the OMA Awards Program honors outstanding museum projects and recognizes individuals and groups whose contributions have impacted Oklahoma museums and the museum profession. Entries for the 2022 OMA Awards Program are now being accepted. Download all the information here. The deadline to submit an entry is Friday, May 20, 2022.

Who can submit?
All current OMA members can submit entries in the individual/group award categories which includes Certificates of Recognition and the Service to the Profession. Nominees for Certificate of Recognition do not need to be members of OMA, however nominees for Service to the Profession must be a current OMA member. All current OMA Museum members can submit entries in the project award categories. The following types of projects can be submitted: Exhibit, Outreach or Education Program, Promotional Piece, Publication, and Special Project. Projects must have been completed or in use between January 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

Why should you submit an entry?
Small museums have just as much chance to win as big museums. For competitive comparison, projects are judged by the size of the overall project expense not the size of the museum. You can honor a valuable volunteer, board member, or funder in a way that is tangible and memorable.

There are four project expense levels
$0-$5,000
$5,001-$15,000
$15,001-$50,000
$50,001 and over

There is much good publicity for award winners including recognition at the OMA Awards Celebration Dinner on September 15, 2022, promotion on the OMA website and statewide media outlets, and inclusion in the fall issue of the OMA quarterly newsletter.

Contact the OMA office with Awards Program questions at [email protected] or 405.424.7757