The 2014 brochure and entry forms for the AACE Awards is now available for download on The ESOP Association’s website.
The deadline for all 2014 AACE Awards entries is February 14, 2014.
A few things to note for 2014:
New Deadline: The new deadline will be February 14th (Valentine’s Day) for all materials.
Presentation Videos: All presentation videos should be put on YouTube, with a link provided via email to PatBarnesArt AT gmail.com by February 14th. There is a new five (5) minute time limit. Be sure to also provide the link on the entry form.
Internet Entries: Links to internet entries should also be provided via email to PatBarnesArt AT gmail.com by February 14th. Provide the link on the entry form.
Intranet Entries: A link to a web address is preferred (limited access if needed), along with a password, to PatBarnesArt AT gmail.com. Provide the web address and password on the entry form. Intranet entries can be printed, but text must be large enough to read easily. Full page screen shots are acceptable, showing what would be available in a browser. You may black out private information. As an alternative, a CD/DVD can be sent in the formats of PDF (readable in the free version of Adobe Acrobat), JPG or PNG. Label clearly. (All deadlines are arrival by February 14th).
Categories Prepared As Separate Units: Each category should be entered as a separate unit, either in a (tabbed) larger notebook(s) or in individual smaller notebooks. It is very important that these be labeled and easy for judges to find. There is no need to send another notebook for the Total Communications Category, unless there are additional materials not included in the other individual units. This category should also be marked on the entry form.
Please consider organizing your company’s entry, packing it up, and sending it to Pat Barnes, The ESOP Association’s AACE Awards Program Manager, by February 14th. If you have questions, contact Pat Barnes at (304) 876-3624 or PatBarnesArt AT gmail.com.
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The AACE Awards are sponsored by The ESOP Association to recognize the outstanding communications programs of its members. AACE winners are chosen by a panel of five judges made up of both management and non-management employee-owners, each of whom has demonstrated active experience and interest in the field of ESOP communications. Every AACE entry is a winner because each one represents a company with a commitment to ESOP communications. The AACE program is a motivating factor in encouraging more ESOP companies to share this valuable benefit with their employees.
All entries will be displayed at The ESOP Association’s 37th Annual Conference, May 8th and 9th, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Winners will be honored at the Awards Ceremony held on Wednesday, May 7th.
Each registrant for the 37th Annual Conference is entitled to one non-transferable ticket to the Awards Ceremony. Non-attendees may purchase tickets for the Awards Ceremony only. Celebrate employee ownership at the acclaimed 23rd Awards Ceremony featuring leading ESOP companies and employee owners from across the nation.
Join us in Washington, DC and connect with employee owners in the ESOP community and take this opportunity to view the creativity on display at the AACE Awards exhibition. Talk with the winners and network with AACE entrants to brainstorm employee ownership communication ideas.
As part of the Conference, you’ll have the chance to network with others in your field and attend interesting and instructive classes. Don’t pass up this event to meet experienced people in the ESOP community.