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Recognition Awards

The MSA Recognition Awards acknowledge the essential role that nonprofit retail professionals and museum store vendors play in the success of cultural institutions. Recognition awards are presented annually at MSA FORWARD.

Best Marketing or Advertising

This award recognizes excellence in a marketing activity that showcased a museum store, brand, special event or product for an MSA member. Nominations are evaluated based on campaign creativity and innovation.

MSA Vendor of the Year

This award recognizes a vendor who collaborates, works with and supports MSA. Nominations are evaluated based on collaboration, innovation, customer orientation, quality, and service.

Best Visual Merchandising

This award recognizes excellence in visual merchandising by an institution. Nominations are evaluated based on creative use of resources, collaboration, and how well the display extends the museum experience.

Best Product Development

This award recognize excellence in product development by an institution. Nominations are evaluated based on fulfillment of the institution’s mission, achieved sales goal, collaboration and marketing efforts.

Best Store Web Presence

This award recognizes excellence in web presence by an institution. Nominations are evaluated based on collaboration, innovation, customer-need orientation and responsiveness, quality and service.

Best Pop-Up Store or Store Special Event

This award recognizes excellence in a pop-up store or store special event at an institution. Nominations will be evaluated based on creative elements used, how mission/event focused the store or event is, any increase in sales, and its marketing plan.

Museum Store Sunday Special Event: Institution

This award recognizes excellence in a Museum Store Sunday special event at an institution. Nominations will be evaluated based on creative elements used, how Museum Store Sunday mission/event focused the store or event is, any Museum Store Sunday collateral used and its marketing plan.

Museum Store Sunday Special Event/Product: Vendor

This award recognizes excellence in a Museum Store Sunday special event or product development by a vendor in collaboration with an institution. Nominations are evaluated based on creative elements used and the Museum Store Sunday focus of the product or event.

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