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.
Awards of achievement are presented to members of ACE and outstanding communicators in the following categories:
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.
The ACE Rising Star Award honors members who demonstrate exceptional leadership and technical skills early in their career and/or ACE membership.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.