Each year, the Association of Midwest Museums honors organizations, companies and individuals throughout the Midwest region for leadership, career achievements, and best practices with the following awards:
- Distinguished Career Award for individuals who have worked or volunteered in the museum industry for more than 10 years and made significant contributions to the field during their careers.
- Promising Leadership Award for individuals who have worked or volunteered for a museum or museum association for 10 years or less and provided exceptional service, demonstrated leadership skills on projects and among teams, or showed outstanding commitment to the field.
- Best Practices Award for museums or cultural institutions that have demonstrated leadership in the field through distinguished museum practices and/or innovative programming.
- Corporate Achievement Award for individuals or service providers who have helped to advance the field of museums and attractions through innovation in products and services, formation of unique collaborations, and/or development of best practices.