Awards of Excellence - How to Enter

The Interpretation Canada Awards of Excellence program is not a competition. Each product that meets the benchmarks for its category will be recognized. We have three categories:

  • Personal programs (non-theatrical), 
  • Personal programs (theatrical)
  • Non-personal media 

Awards are given at four levels: honourable mention, bronze, silver, and gold. And along with recognition, you’ll receive honest constructive feedback from our panel of peer-assessors. 


How To Enter: 


1) Document your programs. Please spend time making sure that you have good-quality video, images, scripts and/or outlines of your work. It’s really helpful for the panel to see the interpretive products in context—to be able to see and appreciate how your audiences interact with your work.  For personal programs, keep in mind we can only judge what we see - although we don't judge video quality, if we can't hear your presenter clearly or have to turn our heads sideways to watch your video we may miss out on some of the magic of your presentation.

2) Download the entry form.

3) Register your entry and pay the administration fee of $15 for members or $45 for non-members.  The non-member price includes a one year membership.

4) Send your completed entry to info(at)interpretationcanada.ca by the stroke of midnight on December 31st. 

 

Evaluation Criteria

The following is a general overview of the evaluation criteria for Interpretation Canada’s Awards of Excellence for programs delivered and products developed in 2018. 

Personal Interpretation Programs  

  • Incorporation of theme
  • Purposefulness of program as it relates to goals and objectives
  • Identification of target audience
  • Call to action
  • Best practices and interpretive principles
  • Organization of presentation
  • Support materials
  • Delivery techniques
  • Audience Engagement

Non-personal Interpretive Products

  • Incorporation of theme
  • Purposefulness of program as it relates to goals and objectives
  • Identification of target audience
  • Call to action
  • Best practices and interpretive principles
  • Content
  • Design

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