AACE Awards – Want to know more about the winners?

esopaacedarkerThe awards have been handed out and the ideas are ready for sharing. The 2013 AACE Awards Judge’s Comments are available. If you’re looking for an idea for Employee Ownership Month, or a way to bring employee owners together for an ESOP discussion, you’ll find ideas and ways to get started here.

2013 AACE Awards Judge’s Comments

If you’d like to see additional photos of the 2013 AACE Awards entries, check out the Association’s Flickr photostream.

2013 AACE Award Winners Display at Annual Conference

esopaacedarkerIf you’re joining us for the Annual Conference on May 9 – 10, don’t forget to stop by the AACE Awards display. Over 50 ESOP companies entered this year’s contest. If you’re looking for ideas to jump start your ownership culture or new ideas to inspire your employee owners, you’ll want to stop and browse.

The 2013 AACE Award winners are listed here. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. As a reminder, to kick off this year’s Conference, we’ll be celebrating and honoring the 2013 winners at the Awards Ceremony of the evening of May 8th.

Below are a few photos of this year’s AACE Award entries.

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2013 AACE Awards — Deadline Reminder

Reminder, the deadline for all 2013 AACE Awards entries is nearing — Friday, March 1, 2013.

Please consider organizing your company’s entry and sending it to Pat Barnes, The ESOP Association’s AACE Awards Program Manager, by March 1. If you have questions, contact Pat Barnes at (304) 876-3624 or PatBarnesArtATgmail.com.

A few helpful AACE Awards tips:

Guest Blog Post

Tips on Winning

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2013 AACE Awards — Call for Submissions

AACE Awards LogoThe 2013 brochure for the AACE (Annual Awards for Communications Excellence) Awards is now available for download on The ESOP Association’s website or use the following link to view a copy — 2013 AACE Brochure.

The deadline for all 2013 AACE Awards entries is Friday, March 1, 2013.

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 March 1. If you have questions, contact Pat Barnes at (304) 876-3624 or PatBarnesArtATgmail.com.

Want tips on how to make your entry stand out? Take a look at this guest blog post from the AACE Awards Volunteer Coordinator, Paul Horn, which appeared on the Association’s blog in January 2012. You can read the post here. You can also find more information here.

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 36th Annual Conference, May 9th and 10th 2013, in Washington, D.C. Winners will be honored at the Awards Ceremony held on Wednesday, May 8th.

In 2013, by a decision of the Association’s Board of Directors, each registrant for the 36th 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 22nd 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.