ACE Awards FAQs
Can I nominate myself?
No, Aces must be nominated by their employer, union, facility or by a co-worker (they may not submit themselves).
Can I nominate my friend? Can he nominate me?
Yes, Aces may be nominated by a co-worker, fellow union member, boss, convention center employee, etc.
Can my friend use my credit card to pay for the entry?
Yes, entries can be paid for by anyone.
The ACE I want to nominate lives in Miami and works a lot in Las Vegas. Can I nominate him for a Southwest Regional Ace award?
No, select the region where the Ace is based out of (where his home is).
How many letters do I have to send in for a nomination? Is there a maximum?
Two letters are required. There is a minimum requirement of one letter from a customer that can be from anytime in the Ace’s career (even with a prior company). There is also a minimum requirement of one letter from a co-worker/union member/facility employee (this can be the nominator’s 1,500 words – or an additional letter).
There is a maximum of three letters from customers and a maximum of three letters from peers.
How many pictures do I have to send in for a nomination?
Two. One high-res headshot of the ACE and a candid photo (this can be of the ACE working on a showfloor, this can be a humorous photo if desired)
What is considered high res?
The photo should be at least 1 MB. Cell phone camera shots are fine if saved as high-res.
What is the criteria for selecting a Regional ACE?
I&D Aces are to be recognized for their dedication to company, customer, facility, union and co-workers—for going
above and beyond with their hard work, loyalty and dedication. Please include a story that demonstrates how they went above and beyond on the show floor and/or in charitable works through an industry association.
Does an Ace have to have been working for a number of years in the business?
No. Only three awards (Rookie is less than two years, Seasoned Veteran is more than 20 years and the Lifetime Achievement is more than 30 years) have length of time in the industry requirements. The Posthumous award must go to someone deceased but he/she may have worked a short while or a long while in the industry.
What do you get if you win an ACE award?
Winners will receive a plaque, editorial coverage in ECN, inclusion in the annual ECN I&D ACE Awards winners booklet and on our website, and a short guest spot on the Don & Mike Show Podcast.
When will we know if we won an ACE award?
Ace awards will be presented during the week of ExhibitorLive, award ceremony info will be announced shortly.