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EdCom Award for Excellence in Programming

This award recognizes exemplary creativity in museum educational programming.

To be eligible, the program must have clearly articulated goals, be designed to achieve the goals with the intended audiences, have concrete evidence of success, have been presented for three consecutive years, and reflect institutional commitment.

Programs that clearly address one or more of the principles outlined in the Alliance’s policy statement on public education, Excellence and Equity, will be given special consideration.

Submit to the Competition

The submission form for the competition can be found here. Note that the deadline has already passed for the 2018 competition. The deadline for 2019 will be announced later this year.


Click here to view a sample submission.


If you have questions about this competition, please email Claudia Ocello.

Past Recipients


  • High School Apprenticeship Program
    New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA


2016 (tie)

  • Subway Sleuths 
    The NY Transit Museum, Brooklyn, NY

  • Students Opposing Slavery International Summit 
    President Lincoln’s Cottage, Washington, DC


  • Native American Fellowship Program
    Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA



  • Early Elementary Science Partnership (E2SP)
    The Field Museum, Chicago, IL


  • Wildlife Career Ladder
    Bronx Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY

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