MA Multimedia & Publication Design Awards 2018
Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards open for entries from 1 February, MAPDA, January 2018
Celebrating the most beautiful and original designs from Australia’s and New Zealand’s cultural institutions
The 21st Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards open for entries next week. We hope you have been squirreling away examples of your beautiful publications from the past 12 months.
The awards portal will be open from 1 February and entries close on 26 March. Judging will take place in the week of 2 April.
Brush up on the awards here before entries open.
The MAPDAs are open to members and non-members of Museums Galleries Australia and Museums Aotearoa. Please feel free to spread the word to colleagues.
Entries open 1 February
Entries close 26 March
In addition to the regular exhibition of this year’s winners, we will be celebrating the 21st MAPDAs with a special exhibition of past Best in Show winners. The exhibition will be at the conference venue, Meat Market, North Melbourne, for the duration of the National Conference
(4-7 June 2018).
Have you won a Best in Show in the past? We have many of the past winning publications still in storage, but not all of them. We’d love to borrow your winning publications for the exhibition! Contact us
The National Awards Ceremony combines MAPDA and the Museums & Galleries National Awards (MAGNA) at a special event at the National Conference.
Tuesday 5 June 2018
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Meat Market, North Melbourne
Cost: Included in full conference registration or $65 per person
- EXHIBITION CATALOGUE (SMALL)
- EXHIBITION CATALOGUE (MAJOR)
- CHILDREN’S BOOK
- EXHIBITION BRANDING PACKAGE
- INSTITUTION WEBSITE
- PROGRAM WEBSITE
- NEW APP
This year we have introduced App as part of our Possible New Categories experiment. We hope this will free up the Multimedia category and make judging fairer. Last year’s specimen, Label, was moderately successful and we may see it take a permanent place in future awards. In the meantime, you can always include your labels as part of the Exhibition Branding Package category.
We haven’t changed the entry fees again this year. We know that the price of postage is pretty high which will cause some organisations to limit their entries.
The fee applies for each entry submitted. Organisational members of Museums Galleries Australia receive a discount. Not a member? Join now! Inclusive of GST the fees are:
Level A – Member: $55
Level A – Non-member: $71.50
Level B – Member: $71.50
Level B – Non-member: $99
Enter more than 5 items and receive a discount of 10% (this will automatically be calculated in the checkout).