UOG wins awards for 70th Anniversary Museum Exhibit
The University of Guam recently won national and international awards for its 70th Anniversary Exhibit held at the Guam Museum last year.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Award presented UOG with two Gold Awards for the exhibit in the Special Events, In-Person Multi-Day Events category and in the Design/Environmental Graphics category.
“The panel had not seen an experience like this in the past and was inspired by the concept,” according to CASE’s description of the award. “Judges felt this concept could serve as a model for other institutions and is an excellent platform for giving exposure to the institution's message and voice.”
In 2023, teams from 583 institutions in nearly 22 countries entered the CASE awards, submitting 4,021 entries in 96 categories for magazines and other publications, fundraising campaigns, alumni initiatives and other special events, marketing, leadership, video, and more.
To learn more about the two CASE awards, go to: https://www.case.org/awards/circle-excellence/2023/70th-anniversary-museum-exhibit
UOG's anniversary exhibit also won first place in the “Special Purpose Product” category of the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards and second place awards in the "Print Display" and “Special Event or Conference” categories.
The awards were given in April 2023 in Portland, Oregon.
NAGC awards program recognizes superior government communication products and those who produce them. To learn more about the NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards, go to https://nagc.com/page/2023-award-winners.
The exhibit allowed Guam residents to learn about 70 years of UOG’s history in an interactive 3,000-square-foot museum space at the Senator Antonio M. Palomo Guam Museum and Chamorro Educational Facility in Hagåtña. The exhibit drew almost 2,500 guests including more than 700 students and raised $10,000 for the UOG Endowment Foundation.
"Our 70th Anniversary Exhibit was produced and coordinated by teams across the University, said UOG Acting President Anita Borja Enriquez. "These awards recognize that the rich history of UOG and the work we produce are exceptional among our peers in government and in higher education.”
The 70th Anniversary Exhibit closed in October 2022, but it lives on in an online virtual tour.