Association for Communication Excellence

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


The ACE Critique and Awards (C&A) program recognizes individuals  and teams for excellence in communication and technology skills. Entries  must meet these criteria: 

  • NEW this year: All entries must be submitted electronically.
  • Produced for an organization in the public sector. Examples include  work for the U.S. or a state Department of Agriculture, a land-grant  university, a state Extension Service or Experiment Station, a trade or  commodity association, or a foundation.
  • Produced or received by the intended audience between Jan. 1, 2018,  and Dec. 31, 2018. The same product may not be entered two years in a  row. For example, a publication produced at the end of 2017 and entered  in last year's contest may not be entered again this year, even if the  audience received the product in 2018.
  • The entrant must be a principal contributor of the entry. For  example, entries in the writing classes must be submitted by the  principal writer(s) of the project.
  • Any outside agency work on the entry must be acknowledged and must be minimal.

ACE members and nonmembers may enter. members must be current on dues. A team can be all ACE members, mixed with members and  nonmembers, or all nonmembers.




Association for Communication Excellence