New York Festivals' International Television & Film Awards (2013)

  • The Newseum production "Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press" was awarded a Gold World Medal in production design/art direction in the documentaries category.
  • The Newseum film "Osama bin Laden: Interviewing a Terrorist," shown in the FBI exhibit, won a Silver World Medal in documentaries.

CINE Golden Eagle Award Recipient (Fall 2012)
"What is New Media?" in the Arts and Exhibits Programs category.

National Tour Association: Courier's Distinguished Dozen (2013)
Silver award in the category "Favorite museum for groups."

Washington Area Concierge Association (2012)
The award goes to individuals and attractions that assist concierges in creating a "monumental experience for guests in the Nation's Capital."

According to Raul Fabela, WACA president, "the Newseum was selected because of the satisfaction reported back to us by our guests after visiting the Newseum, and most importantly, because of the positive relationship that every concierge in our city has with the Newseum."

Odyssey of the Mind Creativity Award (2011)
The award goes to an individual or organization that has used creativity to benefit a community. The Newseum was recognized for its hands-on exhibits that take visitors into the heart of news media.

MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites of 2010
MARS (Machine-Assisted Reference Section) is part of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association. The Newseum's "Today's Front Pages" site was one of 30 sites recognized by MARS as an outstanding site for reference information.

Web Marketing Association's WebAward (2009) received the Web Marketing Association's Web Award for "Outstanding Web Site," in recognition for "outstanding achievement in Web site development." Judges’ comments: "Excellent use of multimedia." "Very enjoyable experience. Truly gives the urge to visit. Well achieved. Congratulations."

Nickelodeon's 2009 Parents' Picks Awards
The Newseum won the award for Best Museum (the spot that exhibits the coolest kid-friendly culture in town) in Washington, D.C.

AAM 2009 Muse Awards
The Newseum won the Silver award for the Ethics Table in the Games category.

New York Festivals 2009 Film & Video Awards
Newseum Productions won the Bronze World Medal for the Multi-Screen production "Stories of Our Lives."

McGraw-Hill Construction’s 2008 Best of the Best Award
The Newseum won in the Cultural category

Mid-Atlantic Construction magazine's Best of 2008
In the Cultural category, the Newseum won Project of the Year.

Web Marketing Association’s WebAward (2008) received the Web Marketing Association’s WebAward for Best Media Web site, in recognition for "outstanding achievement in Website development."

AAM MUSE Awards (2007)
The interactive kiosk experience Be a Photographer won a Gold MUSE Award for interactive kiosks awarded by the American Association of Museums, Media and Technology Committee.

The Webby Awards (2007)
The Newseum’s Web site was selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences as an Official Honoree for Best Visual Design–Function, and one of five nominees for the Webby Award in the Cultural Institutions category. There were more than 8,000 entries from 60 countries.

Columbus International Film and Video Festival (Chris Awards) (2006)
"The Press and the Civil Rights Movement" won the Chris Statuette (7 out of 7 rating points.), in the Humanities category. In the Business and Industry category, "A Glimpse of Life: The Pulitzer Photographs," won Honorable Mention.

CINE Awards (2006)
The video production Glimpse of Life: The Pulitzer Photographs was awarded the CINE Special Jury Award. Chosen from among all of the 2006 CINE Golden Eagle Award-winning presentations, Glimpse of Life was deemed best in its category, Arts and Exhibits.

The New York Festivals Film and Video Competition (January 2004)
Gold Medal winner in 2004 International Film and Video Awards competition for "Running Toward Danger: 9/11" in the History category.

The Film Council of Greater Columbus Chris Awards (Oct. 1, 2002)
Newseum Productions won four awards at the 50th Columbus International Film and Video Festival (Chris Awards): The Silver Chris (Best of its Division) for "September 11: Running Toward Danger, Business and Industry category, the Chris Statuette in the Social Issues category, Bronze Plaque for "What Is Freedom?", and Honorable Mention for "War Stories Home Video" and "September 11: Running Toward Danger" in the Humanities category.

US International Film and Video Festival (April 2002)
Newseum Productions won seven awards in this festival: "September 11 – Global Village" won second place in the Silver Screen Award; "War Stories" won first place and the Gold Camera Award in the television, home video programming category and "War Stories: VideoWall" won first place for the same award in the specialty productions category ; "What Is Freedom" won second place in the Silver Screen Award; "Pentagon Papers" won third place in the documentary, current events, special events category; "Carl Rowan: Breaking Barriers" won first place and was awarded the Gold Camera Award in the history and biography category; and, the Web site for the Newseum-produced documentary, "War Stories" won first place in the Gold Camera Award in the Internet programming, Web sites category.

Gold Muse Award (April 2002)
The American Association of Museums Gold Muse Award first place was awarded to Newseum Productions’ for "War Stories VideoWall" in the "media and technology for interpretations and education in an exhibition on history or culture."

International Monitor Award (2002)
"Holocaust: The Untold Story" won Best Achievement Documentary as well as Best Achievement Editing.

New York Festivals (January 2002)
"War Stories VideoWall" won the Grand Award for best multimage in the business/theater category, and the Gold WorldMedal for multimage hybrid in the documentary /informational category. The Gold Medal for home video: documentary/informational to "War Stories Home Video." Bronze WorldMedal for biography to "Carl Rowan: Breaking Barriers." The Web site for the Newseum-produced documentary "Holocaust: The Untold Story" won a finalist certificate. "Romance Versus Reality: War Stories" also won a finalist certificate.

Columbus International Film and Video Festival (September 2001)
Newseum Productions won four awards in this festival, the oldest of its kind in North America. The diversity recruiting video "What’s the Story?" won the Silver Chris Award, awarded to the entry judged best overall in its category. The "War Stories VideoWall" production, the documentary "Carl Rowan: Breaking Barriers," and the documentary "Holocaust: The Untold Story" all won Bronze Plaque awards (presented to second place in each category).

Cine Golden Eagle Award (2001)
"Holocaust: The Untold Story."

The Webby Awards (July 2001)
The Newseum’s Web site for the exhibit "The Pulitzer Prize Photographs: Capture the Moment" was a finalist in the Broadband category of the 2001 Webby Awards, presented annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Cool Site of the Day (May 2001) and Surfer Site of the Day (May 2001)
The Newseum Web site ( was selected as a Webshots "Cool Site of the Day" on May 23, 2001, and as "Surfer Site of the Day" on The Canton (Ohio) Repository Web site on May 18, 2001.

Public Relations Society of America (March 2001)
The Newseum’s two-year, 50-state public relations, advertising and promotional campaign for NewsCapade was selected as a finalist for the Silver Anvil Award.

Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington (March 2001)
"Pulitzer Prize Photographs" print and radio ad campaigns, produced by Adworks, won eight "Addy" awards. Hot Site (Jan. 22, 2001)
"The Commissar Vanishes" was selected as a Hot Site on

New York Festivals (January 2001)
"Every Four Years" Web site exhibit won a Gold World Medal in the "multi-image hybrid documentary" category and Amy Maddox won a Silver WorldMedal for direction of the "Every Four Years" Web site exhibit in the "crafts" category.

Arlington Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Association (September 2000)
Dr. Ernest Fischer, Newseum volunteer, named hospitality "Superstar."

International Teleproduction Society Monitor Awards (July 2000)
"Chip Tracer," "Berlin Wall," "Stories of the Century" named finalists in "Best Web Site" category "Berlin Wall" Video News Wall production named finalist for "Best Editor."

Association of Educational Publishers (June 2000)
"Is Seeing Believing: How Can You Tell What’s Real?" won a "Distinguished Achievement" award in the "curriculum/instructional materials for high schools" category.

Writer's Digest (May 2000) selected as one of "101 Best Web Sites for Writers."

American Association of Museums Publications Design Competition (May 2000)
"Newseum Image Advertisements" received an honorable mention award in the annual competition.

San Francisco Chronicle (March 2000) selected as one the "Top 100" Web sites featured in the San Francisco Chronicle Best of the Web 2000 special section of their March 7, 2000, print edition. Hot Site (Dec. 8, 2000)
Selected the online portion of Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs as a Hot Site.

Monitor Awards 2000
Chip Tracer, Berlin Wall and Stories of the Century won three of the four finalist spots at the 2000 Monitor Awards.

Finalist Certificate New York Festival received a finalist certificate from the 2000 New York Festival.

"300 Incredible Things to Learn on the Internet" was featured in the new book "300 Incredible Things to Learn on the Internet" by Robyn Freedman Spizman and Ken Leebow.

Govspot Site of the Week
The Every Four Years online exhibit won the Govspot Site of the Week Award September 18, 2000.

CoolSTOP Best of the Cool Award
The Newseum Web site won the CoolStop Best of the Cool Award Dec. 9, 2000.

Bulldog Reporter (2000)
"Stories of the Century" campaign won Gold Medal (Public Service/Public Education); "Stories of the Century" campaign won Silver Medal (Not-for-profit/Association/Government).

2000 Worldfest Houston
A Gold Special Jury Award to "The First Freedom" in the history and archaeology category.

American Association of Museums Publications Design Competition (May 1999)
"African American Newspeople, Newsmakers" poster won second prize;
"African American Newspeople, Newsmakers" brochure won first prize.

International Teleproduction Society Monitor Award (1999)
"1968: The Year That Changed America" won for Best Electronics Visual Effects.

Industrial Design Excellence Awards International Competition (1999)
Newseum won Gold Medal.

International Teleproduction Society Monitor Award (1998)
"What’s News" won for Best Achievement and Best Editor.

International Communications Film and Video Competition (1998)
"Watergate: A TV History" won the Gold in educational/adult audience category
"Live Television News Montage" won the Silver in educational/adult audience category.

American Association of Museums’ MUSE Awards (1998)
"Live Video Montage" won first place in history/cultural category;
"Be A Reporter" won third place in interactive media history/cultural studies category.

Cine Award (1998)
Golden Eagle Award to "Power of the Image."

Association for Women in Communications Clarion Award (1998)
Newseum Launch won first place for marketing and communications campaign for new product or service.

Public Relations Society of America (National Capital Chapter) (1998)
Newseum Launch won first place Thoth Award for marketing and communications.

Arlington’s Best Business Award "ABBIE" (1997)


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