Awards of Excellence Letter of Critical Review 2020

Instructions to Critical Reviewers

A Letter of Critical Review is not simply a letter of support. It should focus on the quality of the nominated project and comments should clearly relate to the material submitted in the nomination (the nominator should supply a draft of the nomination to the writer of the Letter of Critical Review). The letter is extremely important in the award adjudication process.

The Letter of Critical Review should be a maximum of 500 words. The Critical Reviewer should describe the process of how they carried out their assessment of the nominated project or individual and also provide a brief description of their qualifications outlining their professional knowledge and/or experience.

Areas to focus on in a Letter of Critical Review for a project nomination:

  • Scholarship
  • Innovation
  • Quality of sources
  • How the information was communicated to the public
  • Contribution to a particular field of study, to museology, to the arts, etc.
  • Outcomes of the project – please be specific
  • How the project strengthened the organization
  • Areas of improvement that could have strengthened the project

Areas to focus on in a Letter of Critical Review for a Distinguished Career, Promising Leadership, or Volunteer Service nomination:

  • Scholarship
  • Dedication
  • Innovation
  • Significant contribution to the Ontario museum community
  • Leadership

Deadline extended to: Friday, June 19, 2020

Institutional affiliation if applicable