Official Nomination form for the 16th annual ACE awards

~ Submit your completed nomination no later than midnight Monday, October 20th

Section 1 : Your Info
(ACE Award nominations cannot be accepted without your name and email or phone number.)
Section 2: Your Award-Worthy Nominee
Who is eligible? Nominees can be artists, students, faculty, non-profit administrative staff, organizations, business owners and employees, elected and appointed officials – basically any Champaign County resident that is over the age of 14 and actively supports our creative community! Check out detailed descriptions of the seven ACE categories in Section 3. Self-nominations are accepted. Submission Deadline: nominations must be submitted no later than Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Section 3: ACE Category

ACE Award Categories:

Advocate ACE: This award will honor the individual, organization, or group that has advocated on behalf of the arts effectively and consistently, forged creative partnerships, or stimulated collaborations that result in broader awareness, accessibility and participation in the arts, culture and entertainment of Champaign County. 

Artist ACE:  This award recognizes an individual artist for their creations and contributions to the excellence of the arts of Champaign County. 

Volunteer ACE: This award will be presented to an individual or group that, through their volunteer efforts and service, has made a significant impact on the art and culture of this community.

Business ACE:  The award will celebrate the business that has demonstrated outstanding support of the arts.  The winner will have cultivated opportunities and relationships that support local artists and/or organizations in Champaign County.

Teacher ACE:  This award recognizes an individual, organization, school, educator, or group that has demonstrated a unique and creative approach to merging the arts and education. The winner will have, through outstanding commitment and dedicated service to arts education, been an inspiration to students, teachers, and the community.

Student ACE:  This award will be presented to an individual student with outstanding artistic achievements who strives to promote understanding and appreciation of the local arts community.

Lifetime ACE: This award will honor the accumulated successes of an individual for continued, outstanding support of the arts in our community.

Section 4: And They Should Win Because . . .
List any local, art and cultural related work, projects, events, and organizations that the nominee has either been involved with, collaborated with, volunteered for, or simply provided general in-kind or cash support. More details can be provided in the next question.
(This isn’t a research paper so no more than 500 words should do the trick.) This is the section where winners are made. Remember, since the panel of judges may not be familiar with your award-worthy nominee you have to be as specific as you can. What SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS has your nominee made to the arts in Champaign County? What impact has your nominee's work, program, event or project had on the arts in our community? How has this amazing individual, business or organization helped to strengthen or increase awareness of the arts in Champaign County? There will be some pretty stiff competition so include any additional info you feel the judges should know.

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