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Auto Care Career & Education (ACE) Award - 2022 Submission Form


What is the ACE Award?

The Auto Care Career & Education (ACE) Award recognizes auto care companies dedicated to excellence in education.

The award was initially created by the Auto Care Association Education Committee to acknowledge aftermarket companies dedicated to employee professional development and growth. As the industry had adapted and innovated to changing business needs, the award has been expanded to recognize industry companies dedicated to investing in the growth of knowledge and skills within their organization and/or throughout the industry.

This may include employee training, customer education programs, programs for instructor and/or students, and other education programs for the industry at-large. Up to three awards will be given, based on company size:

  • Small: Under 100 Employees
  • Mid-size: 101 – 999 Employees
  • Large: Over 1000 Employees

Award-winning applicants will detail their educational efforts and convey the significance and impact of these activities. Applicants will be evaluated by the Auto Care Association Education Committee using the criteria below:

  • Overall description of program activities;
  • Description of program’s goals or response to a specific need; and
  • Impact of the program. 

All Auto Care Association members are eligible to apply. 

Why should we apply?
Award-winning companies are acknowledged as leaders in the industry and highlighted for their education programs and impact. To see past award winners, visit here.

The Auto Care Association promotes the winning companies as examples of what leading companies are doing, outlining their successful programs, and sharing the return on investment each company experiences. If selected for the award, your company will receive: 

  • An invitation to be recognized at the Auto Care Association's Fall Leadership Days;
  • A media kit with: (a) a photo of the award presentation, (b) a press release to industry trade press, and (c) the award logo for your promotional use.
  • An article about your company in the association's Insider Magazine.

How do we apply? 
To apply, please press the "Next" button below. This will launch the application form.

Applicants may begin their form and return to it for completion at a later date. At the top of each application page, there is a tool bar with a button that reads "Save and continue later" in the top right-hand corner. Upon clicking this button, applicants will be prompted to enter their email address, verify their email address, and select "save." This action will prompt an email to be sent to the email address provided  containing instructions on how to re-access the partially completed application. If you have any questions or do not receive an email following this process, please contact Amanda Bischoping at for assistance. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 8, 2022. 

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