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ACTE Excellence Awards

Award of Merit


To recognize individuals or organizations outside the field of career and technical education (CTE) for the highest meritorious contribution to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of CTE.

Business firms, industries, online communities, boards of education, boards of trustees, lay citizens groups, state or national committees, and any other types of organizations that have contributed significantly to career and technical education are eligible recipients of this award.

The nominees will be evaluated based on their impact on CTE through the following:

  1. Sponsored programs
  2. Publications
  3. Financial support
  4. Other activities

(Note: nominees who have made contributions of national significance will be most highly rated.)

For specific information on how submissions will be scored, please see the ACTE Award of Merit Scoring Rubric.

Nomination Procedure
All nominations must come from ACTE members. Each nominee must be endorsed or sponsored by an association, agency, group, several individuals or a combination. 

Application Requirements
All applications for this award must include the following:

  1.  The Nominated Awards form
  2. Support information. This should be no more than one page in each of the four sections as follows:
    •   Section A --Sponsored Programs
    • Section B – Publications
    • Section C – Financial Support 
    • Section D – Other Activities
  3. Letters of support, limited to a maximum of ten pages. Letters should be one page in length. (Note: Suggested endorsers might include political leaders, professional association leaders, business and industrial leaders, educational leaders, civic leaders, parents and students.)
  4. Photo/logo: Should be digital, high resolution (at least 300dpi), and submitted electronically in .jpg format. Files 2MB or larger are preferred. (Note: the photograph will be used for publicity purposes only.) 

All applications should be submitted electronically in word format to awards@acteonline.org by May 7, 2013. Awards will be presented to winners at the ACTE Awards Banquet during CareerTech VISION 2013 in Las Vegas.

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