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Awards

Award Nominations and Competitive Award Entries are Due by June 1, 2019

Rodeck Award


This award recognizes an individual member of MPMA who has contributed significant service to the museum field within the MPMA region and to MPMA.

Carolyn Garrett Pool Award


This award is given to an outstanding museum student in the MPMA region 

2019 MPMA Awards Nomination Form and Guidelines with nomination information for the Rodeck, Leadership and Innovation, and Carolyn Garrett Pool Awards

Leadership and Innovation  Award

This award recognizes an MPMA member institution for its innovation and leadership.

President’s Award

The President’s award is given for significant service to MPMA. The award can be presented to an individual, institution, or business that is a member of MPMA in recognition for extra-ordinary service to the organization. The award is a public recognition of those people, institutions or businesses that have contributed significantly in any capacity to the continued growth and success of MPMA.

Competitive Award Program

Publication Design Competition 

The Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA) is accepting entries for the annual publication design competition. The Publication Design Competition recognizes outstanding publication design by MPMA member institutions.  This is a juried competition with a minimum of three judges.

Competition Guidelines and Entry Form

Technology Competition

The MPMA Technology Competition recognizes museums for innovative and effective use of technology to serve the needs of their audience. This is a juried competition with a minimum of three judges.  Judges are museum and media professionals with expertise in media and technology programming, production, and subject content.

Competition Guidelines and Entry Form

Professional Interest Network Awards

MPMA EdCom Award

EdCom Award for Programming Excellence in the MPMA Region

This award recognizes exemplary creativity and innovation in museum educational programming in the MPMA region.

Guidelines and Entry Form

2018 Award Winners


President’s Award

Jenny Yearous, Curator of Collections, North Dakota State Historical Society

Carolyn Garrett Pool Award for Outstanding Museum Studies Student

Alexis Grieve, Graduate of the Museum Studies Program at Casper College, Casper, WY

MPMA Poster Awards

First Place
Elise Dukart and Emily Williams,
Heritage and Museum Sciences Program, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas for
Storage Solutions for Bed Frames in Museum Collections


Second Place
Jessica Stepp, Heritage and Museum Sciences Program, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas for Expanding the Utility of Collections Management Software for Disaster Preparedness

MPMA Technology Awards

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, David City, NE

The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi

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