Volume 101, Issue 3 (2017)

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Welcome to ACE

ACE joins the 20th Annual Ag Media Summit in 2018

August 4-8, 2018
The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona
Airport Code: PHX

A first-ever opportunity. The Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences is joining forces with the 2018 Ag Media Summit (AMS), the largest annual gathering of crop and livestock media professionals in the United States.

ACE will partner for the first time in this joint meeting of the American Agricultural Editors’ Association, the Livestock Publications Council and the Connectiv Agri-Media Committee. With the addition of ACE, more than 850 media and communications professionals are expected to attend.

More about Ag Media Summit. The AMS provides excellent professional development opportunities with sessions on a wide range of communication issues. It also offers an ideal chance to promote your organization to working agricultural journalists from across the country.

This annual meeting brings together the agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists. It begins with pre-meeting events, followed by three days of programming.

Be a part of the next AMS. Consider submitting a research paper proposal (due Jan. 26).

Words and Pictures in Yorkshire

The Story of the English Garden
June 10-16, 2018  

Don’t miss the chance to stay at the home of Lord Baltimore and explore Yorkshire during this interdisciplinary communications workshop for professionals, sponsored by the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE), with Edwin Remsberg  and Joanne Littlefield.

For more information visit the website, or to make your reservation contact at studio@remsberg.com.

Time to get your entries ready for the ACE Critique & Awards Program!

The ACE Critique & Awards Program opens January 1 and runs through Friday, February 2, 2018.

ACE President-elect Elizabeth Gregory North and ACE Executive Director Holly Young invite you to submit your best projects to this annual program, which last year drew more than 300 submissions!

The C&A program recognizes individuals and teams for excellence in communication and technology skills. Awards will be presented at our August conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

New this year! All entries must be submitted electronically, either as a digital file or as a link to a website or file-sharing service. No physical or hard-copy entries will be accepted.

In addition, class descriptions and instructions for writing up your entry have been revised for simplicity and clarity. And podcasts have been added to Class 28—Electronic Media, Audio, Programs, podcasts, and spots. The Diversity category, with the help of the Diversity Learning Community, has expanded to more clearly define these important classes. You will find both a class A and B within this category, one for diverse audiences and one for targeted audiences. We urge you to read these new categories carefully and select the appropriate one for your entry.

Please review this list of classes with low entries in 2016 and 2017. Give these classes careful consideration when developing your entries.

As a reminder, entries must meet these criteria:

  • Produced for an organization in the public sector.
  • Produced or received by the intended audience between Jan. 1, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2017.
  • The entrant must be a principal contributor of the entry.
  • ACE members and nonmembers may enter.
  • ACE members must pay their 2018 dues to enter. A team can be all ACE members, mixed with members and nonmembers, or all nonmembers.

Carefully review the following entry fees and payment methods.

  • $40 for each ACE member individual entry.
  • $130 for each non-ACE member individual entry.
  • $65 per entry for teams with half or more ACE members. Please list ACE members first; non-ACE members last.
  • $170 per entry for teams with fewer than half ACE members.

The preferred method of payment is online via credit card as you submit your entry in Submittable.

The lead entrant is responsible for listing all teammates on the entry form. ACE cannot add teammates to entries after they have been submitted without the consent of the lead entrant and/or the individual or institution paying for the entry.

Please remember to name your files using this format: YourLastName_EntryTitle_ClassNumber_Document. For example:

  • Young_ExtensionCelebration_Class20_entryform.pdf
  • North_ExtensionatWork_Class15_info.docx
  • Edlund_ExtensionNews_Class6_audio.wav

Visit the Critique & Awards page to learn more complete details.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email ACE Executive Director Holly Young  or ACE President-elect Elizabeth Gregory North.

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