TAM Award Nominations
It's TAM Awards Time!!
Already?? Yes, already!! Now is the time to nominate your programs, exhibits, publications, and awesome volunteers for recognition at the 2024 TAM Awards of Excellence ceremony on Tuessday, March 19, 2024 in Murfreesboro! You will find the updated and revamped guidelines HERE and the nomination form HERE (paper) and HERE (digital). Your Awards Committee has been hard at work updating both of these documents, and we want to make you aware of a few key points:
You can find writing tips for nominations HERE
The Awards Committee added a couple of new faces to the team. The West Tennessee (Shelby County) Representative is Leila Hamdan, Collections Manager and Archivist, Stax Museum of American Soul Music. The West Tennessee At-Large Representative is Dorothy Svgdik, Curator of History, Museum of Science and History in Memphis. The East Tennessee At-Large Representative is Matthew Inabinett, Assistant Collections Manager at the Gray Fossil Site. Welcome to the team!
If you have questions, please feel free to email your area representative, found HERE, or Tori Mason, Awards Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing all the awesome things our Tennessee institutions are doing! Good luck!
Image from Anne G'Fellers Mason and the 2021 TAM Awards Watch Party at The Heritage Alliance
How to Write a Winning Award Nomination
Each year, TAM members submit many remarkable award-winning nominations, highlighting the hard work Tennessee museums and their staff do every year. The nominations annually awe and amaze the awards committee with their reach, creativity, impact and effort. Committee members are dedicated to ensure fair and unbiased judging of all Award of Excellence nominees that get submitted each year. In order to do so, certain criteria are required of nominees to help with that process. Follow this link for some hints to help you with that procedure.
Also, check out the slideshow below for some helpful advice: