2023 ISHY Award Application Open until July 28th

The purpose of the ISHY Awards is to recognize the excellent work done by our member institutions on a variety of levels regardless of size or budget, based upon a competition evaluated by ISHA members and museum professionals. Associate and Individual members are not eligible for this competition.
There are multiple classifications of competition based on the institution’s annual operating budget and/or project budget. Simply indicate your organization’s classification on the form.

Submit only one entry per category. More than one entry per category by a single institution will disqualify those entries. In other words, you cannot compete against yourself in a single category, such as by entering two books in A Books. You may enter any other remaining categories (A. through H) based on your materials.
All entries must have been produced (completed) between January 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023 to be eligible No entry can be submitted a second time due to date overlap in the annual competition.
All entries must have been created solely for the submitting institutional member.
Submit your application online here:

For those wanting to submit hardcopies: Enclose three (3) original copies per entry with three (3) copies of this completed form per category to:

Michelle Gormley
The Sports Museum /TD Garden
100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114 USA

Judging is completed by the four members of the ISHY Awards Committee:
Entries are judged on a point system: Production Quality – 20 pts., Design and Function – 40 pts., Purpose – 40 pts.

Winning entries will receive the coveted ISHY Award. The trophy is a tangible representation of your achievement and is something we hope you will display prominently at your organization. Receiving an ISHY is also an opportunity for you to call attention to your achievement through local media. Awards will be presented at our Annual ISHA Conference.

Friday, July 28, 2023

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