ACE Awards

CELEBRATING 16 YEARS OF CONTRIBUTIONS IN ARTS, CULTURE & EDUCATION

The ACE (arts, culture and education) Awards are presented annually by 40 North | 88 West to honor the work of artists, teachers, businesses, individuals, organizations, volunteers, community and government leaders. All seven ACE Awards highlight a different part of the cultural life of our community and celebrate those that, through hard work, dedication, and creative energy, cultivate the arts of Champaign County. 

The deadline for submitting an ACE Award nomination is midnight on Tuesday, October 27, 2020!

CLICK HERE to submit a nomination! 

CLICK HERE for last year's winners! 

CLICK HERE for category descriptions! 

The seven ACE Award categories are: Advocate, Artist, Volunteer, Business, Teacher, Student, and Lifetime Achievement. Nominations are reviewed by an independent panel of community-based judges representing a broad cross-section of Champaign County. Anyone can submit a nomination for an ACE Award. You may nominate multiple candidates and self-nominations are accepted. Must be 14 years or older and a resident of Champaign County to be eligible to win an ACE Award. Previous nominees may be resubmitted.