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ACTE Excellence Awards


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 Learn more about the 2018 Image Awards Winners!

The ACTE® Excellence Awards promote excellence in career and technical education. Since 1954, ACTE has recognized those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to CTE, programs that exemplify the highest standards and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand CTE programs. Award winners serve as inspirational leaders to ACTE: they embody the core values of serving their students and being committed to CTE. Learn more about our past winners.

New awards

Learn more about the new Business-Education Partnership Award and Champion for CTE Award.

Resources Are you interested in reading tips on how to write a strong award nomination, or looking for resources to help you manage your awards program? Check out these resources and more on the new Awards Resources page.  

The Excellence Awards are presented at the ACTE Awards Banquet in conjunction with ACTE’s CareerTech VISION. Please join ACTE and more than 400 banquet attendees at this event celebrating career and technical educators who make a difference in students' lives every day! 

ACTE Awards Banquet 

The Excellence Awards fall into two categories:

ACTE Member Awards

ACTE Image Awards
        The Member Awards recognize ACTE 
members who have contributed to the success 
of CTE through the quality of their work 
and their involvement in the CTE community.
           The Image Awards recognize groups and
   individuals from the education, business and
   industry communities that have contributed to
   the improvement, promotion, development
   and progress of CTE. Click here to learn more!


All Excellence Awards are administered by the ACTE Awards Committee, which comprises one representative from each of ACTE’s five Regions and a chair. The Awards Committee is responsible for recommending awards programs to the Association’s Board of Directors, setting criteria for awards, reviewing applications, recommending award recipients to the Board and overseeing all aspects of the recognition program for award winners. Applications for the ACTE Excellence Awards are accepted online via the ACTE Awards Portal.

Awards Portal


Other ACTE Awards & Contests
In addition to the ACTE Excellence Awards, ACTE also presents the following:

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The 2017 ACTE national trophies will be designed by students! Learn more...

If you have questions about the ACTE Excellence Awards, please contact ACTE staff at awards@acteonline.org.


Awards Program Sponsors
ACTE would like to thank our sponsors for their support of the 2015-2016 ACTE Excellence Awards program!

CareerSafe 2015   Certiport_2014
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stratasys  International Baccaulaureate


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