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: 

  • 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, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2017. The same product may not be entered two years in a row. For example, a publication produced at the end of 2016 and entered in last year's contest may not be entered again this year, even if the audience received the product in 2017.
  • 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. 2018 dues must be paid to enter as a member. A team can be all ACE members, mixed with members and nonmembers, or all nonmembers.