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Publication Award Criteria

Below are the criteria by which the Catalogue/Publication and Article, Essay and Extended Catalogue Entry Jurors use to guide them in the selection process. Key criteria are Originality, Interpretation & Research.



  • Is the text exceptionally well-written and either in accordance with accepted art historical standards or offer new methodologies that benefit those standards or incorporate relevant approaches from other disciplines?
  • Does it advance the field’s and the public’s understanding of the subject in new and engaging ways? 
  • Does it offer new perspectives, e.g. scholarship, new research, an original concept?
  • Is the point of view clear and compelling?
  • Does it take risks? Is it a game-changer?
  • If a multi-author publication, is the scope and scale warranted and does the sum of the parts provide an integrated approach that supports and enhances the central concept? Has the use of multiple authors taken the best advantage of interdisciplinary perspectives relevant to the central topic?
  • If a collection catalogue, is the scope and scale warranted, does the selection of objects provide a compelling profile of the collection, and is the type of information provided about the objects a useful and compelling balance of documentation and interpretation, including new modes of interpretation?
  • If a single essay, do the topic, approach, and conclusions make a persuasive case appropriate to its length and either represent a summative statement with longstanding relevance or a foundation for inspiring new research and analysis?



  • Is the design of the publication conducive to the material?
  • Is it original, innovative, engaging?
  • Are the reproductions of high quality?


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