2021 SEMC Technology Competition Entry Form
SEMC Technology Competition
The SEMC Technology Competition began to recognize and reward excellence in the use of technology by southeastern museums. The competition encourages innovation, effective design, accessibility, creativity and pride of work, and recognition of institutional identity. Winning entries will be highlighted in a Virtual Technology Showcase at the SEMC2021 Annual Meeting (October 25-27) in Chattanooga, Tennesses and featured in the Fall 2021 edition of INSIDE SEMC.
a) Entries must have been created between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
b) Open to SEMC active institutional and/or corporate members for projects being used in the southeast. Please verify Membership status.
c) Up to 3 entries may be submitted in any one category (21 entries maximum)
d) Deadline for submissions is June 18, 2021.
There is a one-time $15 entry fee for 2021 competitions.
Entries for each institutional category are judged in 7 entry categories. Up to 3 entries may be submitted in any one category (21 entries maximum).
• Applications – Apps (mobile, native, desktop), APIs, games, AR, databases projects
• Media Production – audio tours, podcasts, videos, documentaries, animation
• Gallery installations – kiosks (single or multiple), digital signs, interactive or passive
• Digital Education – teacher sources, distance learning, iTunes U, virtual field trips, badging
• Digital marketing – websites, microsites, social media, blogs, e-blasts, e-newsletters, e-invites
• Student projects
• Campaign (must include three or more pieces related to one project from different categories)
1. PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM BELOW! Once completed and submitted, you will receive a submissions confirmation email with the details of your entry. The following are required to complete entry form:
a) An institution may enter up to 3 works in as many categories as desired (21 entries maximum).
b) If more than one entry is submitted, the total number must be specified in the Entry Form’s “Entry Number” (e.g., 2 of 7).
c) Include instructions for download or use of the project, if applicable, along with any necessary credentials or logins.
2. SUPPORTING MATERIALS: Additional supporting materials should be submitted via URL links and are subject to the following guidelines:
i) Supporting materials are in addition to any files or documents that are integral parts of the project itself.
ii) 1 PDF up to 5 pages which can include captioned images such as screenshots or in-gallery usage, press coverage, mock-ups, etc.
iii) 2 Movies: mp4 or mov, max 30 MB
iv) 2 Audio: mp3, max 5 MB
vi) Links can be submitted via YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, or other transfer services. If you need help with these services contact the competition chairs.
Award winners will be featured in a Virtual Technology showcase in order to highlight their projects to their peers. All SEMC 2021 conference attendees will have access to this virtual session.
Jurors: A panel representing the museum and technology fields will judge the competition.
Awards: Each category may have a Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention award as deemed appropriate by the judges. JUDGES HAVE THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD IN ANY CATEGORY.
Notifications: Winners will be notified via email. Winning projects will be announced in early fall via SEMC E-News and social media channels and celebrated through the Technology Showcase at SEMC 2021.
For more information, contact competition chair:
Scott Warren, Historic Site Manager II
President James K. Polk State Historic Site
Address Line 2
State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
Papua New Guinea
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Sao Tome and Principe
United Republic of Tanzania
Country / Region
Applications – Apps (mobile, native, desktop), APIs, games, AR, databases projects
Media Production – audio tours, podcasts, videos, documentaries, animation
Gallery installations – kiosks (single or multiple), digital signs, interactive or passive
Digital Education – teacher sources, distance learning, iTunes U, virtual field trips, badging
Digital marketing – websites, microsites, social media, blogs, e-blasts, e-newsletters, e-invites,
Campaign (must include three or more pieces related to one project from different categories)
$5,000 or less
$5,000 - $15,000
$15,000 - $25,000
$25,000 - $50,000
LIMIT 100 Words
Entry No. ___ of ___
Entry # of Total # of Entries for Institution
Describe the project including: how it meets the institution’s mission, the purpose and goals of the project, and the target audience.
LIMIT 600 words
Describe why the platform for the project was chosen, the approach to design, and how accessibility was integrated.
LIMIT 400 words
How was the project value/effectiveness evaluated? What were the results? What lessons were learned?
LIMIT 500 Words
LIMIT 200 words
Relevant URLs (downloads, sites) Links to documentation or demos will count toward your supporting documents total. Up to 4 URLs can be included.
LIMIT 500 words
Support Document pdf File Upload
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