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Museum Blogging Competition

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 10, 2014 in professional development |

Here’s an exciting opportunity for current students (sorry alumni) to enter a competition for museum bloggers sponsored by Randi Korn & Associates. The deadline is April 1, so take some time and get your writing ready!

Intentional Museum is pleased to announce its first student blogging
competition!  In honor of RK&A¹s 25th anniversary, we want to hear from
tomorrow¹s museum professionals
about their intentional practice and the impact it can have on the visitor
experience.

For our first blogging competition, we ask you to reflect on the following
question: Through your intentional practice, how do you help museums enrich
the lives of others?
Perhaps you are focusing on collections or exhibitions, using objects and
artifacts to tell stories.  Maybe your love is museum education or visitor
services, ensuring visitors have
positive museum experiences.  Whether front-of-house or behind-the-scenes,
we want to hear from you (check the guidelines for more information)!

We often reflect on our professional experiences on Intentional Museum, but
we appreciate the personal connection.  We want your blogs to tell a story,
to speak about your
experience, and to highlight your unique insight into the museum field.

Guidelines:
€ Bloggers must be currently enrolled in a museum studies, museum education,
library sciences or similar degree or certificate program.  Undergraduate
and graduate students
are welcome to apply.
€ Blogs should be no longer than 500 words and written in a conversational
style.  Avoid jargon and academic language to ensure clarity.
€ You are welcome to share how the work of others has influenced your
practice, but this isn¹t required.  If you include quotes, be sure to
include citations.
€ We have no idea what the winning blogs will look like ­ if you look
through our past posts, you will see we tell stories, share academic
insights, and sometimes we are funny.
We want to hear your story, so let your passion show.
€ Check your work carefully for spelling and accuracy.  While no one is
perfect, winning blogs will be error free.
€ Email your entry to craig@randikorn.com by 5:00pm (EST), Friday, April 4,
2014.

RK&A staff will review all entries, pick the top 3 and publish them on the
Intentional Museum blog.  Winners will be notified and announced at the end
of April.  Winning blog posts
will be shared with our readers in May and June 2014.  Winners will also
receive a copy of one of our favorite museum books, Stephen Weil¹s Making
Museums Matter, with a
personalized note from Randi.

How to Enter:
€ One (1) entry per blogger, please.
€ Send your blog as a Word document attached to an email.
€ Include your name, school, degree program and expected graduation date in
the body of the email, with the subject line ³Intentional Museum Blog
Competition.²
€ Please do not include your name/identifying information as a header to
your blog entry.  Each entry will be assigned a number to ensure unbiased
review.
€ Email your entry to craig@randikorn.com by 5:00pm (EST), Friday, April 4,
2014.

Other Important Information:
€ RK&A reserves the right to edit winning blog entries for content and
length.
€ Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond with
their contact information for book delivery.
€ Books will only be mailed to those in the United States and will be sent
via the US Postal Service no later than May 30, 2014.
€ If a winner does not respond in the allotted timeframe, an alternate
winner will take his/her place.
€ Winners will be asked to submit a picture of themselves for publication
with their blog.

Still have questions?  Contact us at craig@randikorn.com, or post a comment
in response to this post on our blog!

 

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