Publications Competition Categories
Judges will move any inappropriately designated entry to the correct category.All entries are automatically eligible for the Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for Excellence in Publication Design, which recognizes the "best of show."
A. Exhibition Catalogues
Any substantial, nonperiodical publication, in any format, designed to accompany a specific exhibit. (Please note: pamphlets, brochures, CD-ROM/DVD packaging, etc. should be entered as "supplementary materials." See category "N.")
C. Annual Reports
Any nonperiodical publication other than an exhibition catalogue: guides, monographs, histories, scholarly works, etc.
Any publication issued at regular intervals, primarily informational in content, published in a newspaper or conventional newsletter format. Submit only one copy.
Any publication issued at regular intervals, primarily informational/analytical in content, published in a magazine format. Submit only one copy.
G. Scholarly Journals
Any publication issued at regular intervals that is primarily academic in content. Submit only one issue.
Any calendar (e.g., wall, desk, pocket) intended for sale or distribution to the public. (Please note: There is a separate category for calendars of events. See category "L.")
I. Invitations to Events
J. Press Kits
Promotional materials about your institution, created for a specific exhibit/event. Submit a complete kit as it would be given to a member of the press.
K. Fundraising/Membership Materials
Created for a fundraising campaign or a membership promotion. Submit a complete package.
L. Calendars of Events
Any regular listing of events: posters, informational brochures, pamphlets, leaflets, etc. (Please note: There is a separate category for calendars. See category "H.")
M. Educational Resources
Printed materials intended to help educators teach about artifacts on display and/or the topic an exhibit discusses. For example: teaching kits or guides, children's activity books or kits, material promoting or explaining educational programs.
N. Supplementary Materials
Any other materials printed for distribution that inform the public about your institution and/or its exhibits. For example: maps, general information brochures, gift items featuring your collection or an exhibit, CD-ROM/DVD packaging. (Please note: T-shirts, buttons, banners, tote bags, etc. are not eligible.)
O. Marketing/Public Relations Materials
Newspaper or magazine advertisements, media campaigns, etc. (Please note: This category is for publications only. T-shirts, buttons, banners, billboards, etc. are not eligible.)