Award Programs

ACE Critique & Awards Program 

The Critique and Awards Program is an annual event geared toward providing members with professional critiques of their work and recognizing those who have done an outstanding job.

Critique and Awards FAQ

Critique and Awards Rules & Instruction

2022 Winners

2021 Winners

Category and class descriptions:

ACE Honor Awards

Awards of achievement are presented to members of ACE and outstanding communicators in the following categories:

ACE Fellow 

The ACE Fellow is the highest recognition given by ACE to one of its members. The award recognizes sustained excellence and professionalism in a communicator. Recipients are role models in ACE who have had an enduring impact on the organization, their institution, the national land-grant system, and/or the profession or discipline of agricultural communications.

ACE Rising Star Award 

The ACE Rising Star Award honors members who demonstrate exceptional leadership and technical skills early in their career and/or ACE membership.

Award of Excellence 

The Award of Excellence recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the discipline or area of communications represented by a Learning Community, as well as leadership and involvement in ACE.

Retiree Award of Excellence 

The Retiree Award of Excellence recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, service, and involvement with ACE retirees and life members or within the larger organization.

ACE Service Award

The ACE Service Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service to ACE. The identity of the honoree is not revealed until presentation time at the annual meeting.

Reuben Brigham Award 

The Reuben Brigham Award is ACE’s highest honor to a non-member and is reserved for a communicator who has made a major contribution in the field of agriculture, natural resources, or life and human sciences at the regional, national, or international level. The award is in memory of Brigham (1887-1946) who organized the American Association of Agricultural College Editors and served as its president, secretary and treasurer.

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ACE Academic & Research Awards

The Academic and Research Awards recognize members for their innovative and relevant research related to pressing issues within the food, agricultural and environmental sectors. Recipients are awarded for their outstanding papers, posters, dissertations, theses and proposals.

2022 Winners

2021 Winners

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