The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University


Publication accolades

Since 2008, the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University has received eight national awards for our publications for their innovative designs and editorial content. These publications have been designed through our community partnership with Anstey Hodge Advertising Group.

American Association of Museums 2010 National Publication Design Competition

For more than 25 years, AAM has recognized and encouraged excellence in the graphic design of museum publications through the Museum Publications Design Competition, the only national, juried competition of its kind. Winners are chosen for their overall design excellence, creativity and ability to express an institution’s personality, mission or special features. The panel of judges includes graphic designers, museum professionals and publishers.

Second Place in Calendar for Events category for:

  • 2009 Fall Newsletter
  • 2010 Winter / Spring Newsletter


Addy® Awards

With over 60,000 entries annually, the ADDY® Awards are the world's largest and arguably toughest advertising competition. The ADDY® Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world. The American Advertising Federation, a not-for-profit industry association conducts the ADDY® Awards through its 200 member advertising clubs and 15 districts.

2012 Silver ADDY® Award for the Jan Knipe exhibition catalog

2012 Silver ADDY® Award for the Bill White exhibition catalog

2012 Silver ADDY® Award for the Fall/Winter newsletter

2011 Gold ADDY® Award for the Fleeting Glimpse exhibition catalog

2010 Gold ADDY® Awards for the exhibition catalogues:

  • Binh Danh: In the Eclipse of Angkor
  • Betty Branch: Through the Crow's Eye, A Retrospective


2009 Silver ADDY for our Fall 2008 newsletter


South Eastern Museum Conference Publication Design Awards

The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) is a nonprofit membership organization that serves museums in 12 states throughout the Southeast. The SEMC Publication Design Competition was begun in 1988 to recognize and reward excellence in graphic design in southeastern museum publications.

Two 2010 South Eastern Museum Conference Awards

  • Betty Branch: Through the Crow’s Eye, A Retrospective catalogue
  • Winter and Spring Newsletter/Poster


Three 2009 South Eastern Museum Conference Awards

  • Binh Danh: In the Eclipse of Angkor exhibition catalogue
  • Spring and Fall 2009 Newsletters
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