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BUYER'S CHOICE AWARDS

Showcase your unique, innovative product for museum and cultural institutions by submitting a nomination for the Buyer’s Choice Awards! The Buyer’s Choice Awards recognize creativity and innovation in retail products among the exhibitors at MSA FORWARD. Submit a product in one of seven categories (Books & Other Media, Custom Design, Eco-Friendly, Education & Games, Fashion, Jewelry, and Paper Products) for your chance to be selected as a finalist for a Buyer’s Choice Award.

 

Buyer’s Choice Nominations are now being accepted for MSA FORWARD 2024

The deadline for submitting your product is midnight ET, Wednesday, March 20, 2024!

 

Do you have unique, innovative products for museums and cultural institutions? Submit a product in one of the seven categories for your chance to be selected as a finalist for the Buyer’s Choice Awards. NOTE: You can only submit to one category so send us your best!

You must be an MSA vendor member in good standing to submit a nomination. Check your email for the “Call for Nominations” and the link to submit your product.

The MSA Education Advisory Board (EAG) completed its selections prior to the event. If selected as a finalist, your product will be prominently displayed in the MSA Hub – the central meeting point on the MSA FORWARD Expo Hall floor! Other benefits include multiple listings of your company name in the following:

  • Conference & Expo Mobile App
  • Program Book & Expo Guide
  • May Issue of MSA News Brief
  • MSA Website
  • MSA Social Media

The winners will receive additional exposure in the Fall issue of Museum Store Magazine, additional placement on the MSA website, and inclusion in an MSA email communication. Awards will be given out during the Awards Luncheon at MSA FORWARD in Baltimore, MD on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

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MSA FORWARD 2023 exhibitors submitted product nominations, and finalists were selected by the Education Advisory Group (EAG). A ballot was then emailed to all MSA institution members to vote on winners in advance of MSA FORWARD 2023. The winners will be announced at the MSA Awards Ceremony at MSA FORWARD 2023. 

 

Congratulations to our 2023 Buyer’s Choice Award Finalists:

Books & Other Media

Flipboku

The Painters – Masterpiece in Motion

Custom Design

METIO STUDIO

Asian Zodiac

Eco-Friendly

Eco Kids

Finger Paint

Education & Games

Penguin Random House

Sibley Birder’s Trivia: A Card Game

Fashion

RainCaper

Tiffany ‘Field of Lilies’ Shawl

Jewelry

The Paula Bolton Collection

Monet Reflections Brooch

Paper Products

Matr Boomie

Mini Embroidered Recycled Paper Notebook Tray – Assorted (Set of 20)