The Texas Association of Museums Media Innovation & Excellence Awards (TAMMIES)
The Texas Association of Museums Media Innovation & Excellence Awards or TAMMIES for short, are designed to showcase museums that are doing innovative things with media and technology. We want to see how your museums are incorporating technology into exhibits and programs; how you are using technology to reach virtual audiences outside of the traditional museum space; and how you are using social media to engage with audiences in innovative ways. Winning projects are chosen by a jury of media and technology experts and the awards will be presented at the 2024 Texas Association of Museums annual meeting . Each category is eligible for either Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Honorable mention depending on the number of entries in each category.
Winners will receive recognition at the Annual Meeting, on the TAM Newsletter, and on the TAM website.
- In-Museum Experiences
- Social Media Campaigns
- Virtual Experience
There is a limit of 5 (five) entries for Institutional Members. There can be no more than 3 (three) entries in the same category. An entry can ONLY be submitted to 1 (one) category.
To ensure equitable competition, we are utilizing a tried and true approach: accolades will now be conferred based on institutional staff size. This shift guarantees that museums will vie for recognition among peers of similar staff sizes and budgets, fostering a level playing field for all.
Submissions produced/executed in January 2023 - December 2023. You are required to be a TAM institutional member museum to submit. Winners need to attend the TAM 2024 conference to receive their award or contact a representative that is attending to accept the award on their behalf.
The entry fee for the TAMMIES awards is $25 per submission. You can include your payment in the mail or pay online with your submission form here.
Submissions are accepted through open 2/1/24. Please read the submission information here and fill-out an Entry Form here. Make sure to include all relevant images, videos, or virtual experiences through shareable links as well as a description of why it was innovative and successful. Award winners will be announced at the TAM Annual Meeting in Lubbock in 2024. Winners need to attend the TAM 2024 conference to receive their award or contact a representative that is attending to accept the award on their behalf.
Winners will be contacted by March 1, 2024 once all judging has been finalized and information is processed by the Awards Committee Chair. Winners will not know what specific level of award they have won until the Awards reception at the TAM Annual Meeting in Lubbock, April 14-17, 2024. Award recipients are not permitted to publicize their award until after the Annual Meeting in Lubbock.