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2021 Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards

CALL FOR ENTRIES

We are delighted to announce the Call for Entries for the 2021 MAPDAs.

We will be accepting any items produced in 2020 which have not been entered previously.


NEW CATEGORIES

We've introduced a few new categories which will hopefully reflect some of the innovative ways our sector has responded and adapted to mid- and post-Covid circumstances.

  • APP   
    An application for use on a mobile device
  • BOOK           
    A printed book that is not an exhibition catalogue        
  • CHILDREN'S BOOK
    A book or activity book made for children          
  • CHILDREN'S E-ACTIVITIES NEW
    Online children's activities, e-learning or games
  • EXHIBITION BRANDING PACKAGE
    A collection of images showcasing the branding of an exhibition (not corporate branding) EXAMPLES
  • EXHIBITION CATALOGUE (MAJOR)
    Exhibition catalogue more than 64 pages
  • EXHIBITION CATALOGUE (SMALL)    
    Exhibition catalogue less than 64 pages
  • EXHIBITION WEBSITE
    A website created to accompany a physical exhibition
  • FILM NEW
    Pre-recorded video chats, behind-the-scenes tours, advertising or online/offline sizzle reels, documentaries or in-exhibition films        
  • IDENTITY
    Corporate branding, RAPs, annual reports        
  • INFORMATION BROCHURE
    Information brochure, calendar of events, museum tour guide/map etc       
  • INSTITUTION WEBSITE
    A website created for an institution         
  • INVITATION
    An invitation for an exhibition opening or other event 
  • MAGAZINE
    A periodical, not an annual report
  • ONLINE EXHIBITION NEW
    A born-digital exhibition presented entirely online        
  • POSTER
    A poster made to advertise an exhibition, organisation or program   
  • VIRTUAL TOUR  NEW
    A streamed or web-based virtual tour of a museum or gallery or hybrid exhibition

ENTRY LEVELS & FEES

MAPDA Entry Levels are based on your organisation's operating budget. 

Level A - Annual operating budget up to $8million. 
Level B - Annual operating budget over $8million. 

Note: MAPDA charges a fee for entry. The fee applies to each entry submitted. Members of Australian Museums and Galleries Association or Museums Aotearoa receive a discount. Fees go towards administering the awards program including the awards online platform, printing certificates, etc, hosting the awards ceremony, and providing lunch for the judges.

Inclusive of GST the fees are:

Level A - Member: $49.50
Level A - Non-member: $71.50

Level B - Member: $71.50
Level B - Non-member: $99

Enter more than 5 and get a 10% discount of your total!


OTHER NEW STUFF

We are trialling a couple of new things on the application form this year.

Designer Insights

You can now include a very brief description/outline/explanatory note about the design which will be included with your entry. This may give the judges some additional insight into particular elements or challenges you faced when meeting your design brief. You can only include up to 200 words. This is optional, but encouraged.

Peoples' Choice Award

Another new section on the entry form is the inclusion of a Peoples' Choice Award. You can upload one or more photographs of your entry which will be included in a voteable gallery available to the public. We will ask our members to vote on their favourites during the National Conference.

This is a bit of fun right now as we experiment with the platform. It is optional and whether you participate or not will have no impact on the actual judging of your entries. 

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