Awards of Excellence

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OMA Awards of Excellence 2024

Have you or someone you know been involved in a project that has inspired others, engaged the public, pushed the envelope, or made a difference? Is there a museum you know that is doing great work that you feel needs recognition?

Nominate yourself or someone else who is doing excellent work in the Ontario museum community for an OMA Award of Excellence.


The OMA Awards of Excellence are designed to:

  • recognize outstanding contributions to the Ontario museum community, with emphasis on innovation;
  • advance the museum profession in Ontario;
  • encourage high standards of excellence in the museum field.


Awards Categories
  • Excellence in Community Engagement
  • Excellence in Exhibitions
  • Excellence in Programs
  • Excellence in Publications
  • Excellence in Special Projects


  • Distinguished Career Award of Excellence
  • Promising Leadership Award of Excellence
  • Volunteer Service Award of Excellence

Please find the complete Nominations information package and forms below:

Nominations will be accepted by email to [email protected] until May 28, 2024. We expect and encourage self-nominations! 

Each recipient receives a special OMA certificate and a physical award to display, as well as an award of excellence badge for their website.

If you have questions about the program or your nomination, contact Jennifer Lee, Interim Professional Development Program Manager at [email protected].


Need some inspiration? Click here to read about recipients from previous years.