ACN Awards & Contests

We love celebrating excellence within our ag media community. The awards below are great member-only opportunities to get peer-to-peer feedback on your work, receive scholarships for travel and professional development, and be recognized for your dedication to the industry.

ACN Communication Awards

The ACN Communication Awards program is an opportunity to showcase your best work through design, photography, writing, marketing & communications, and digital & social media contests.

The Andy Markwart Horizon Award

The Andy Markwart Horizon Award, presented by the ACN Professional Improvement Foundation (PIF), is an annual award given to an ACN member who embodies the youthful vigor, energy, passion, dedication, and creativity shown by Andy in his volunteer work for ACN for many years.

Fellows of ACN

Recognizing longtime members for their excellent service to the Ag Communicators Network

Distinguished Service Award

Honoring Leaders in the Agriculture Industry. The 2023 recipient was Don Wirth, an innovative Oregon farmer.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Honoring members for outstanding professional and personal achievements and leadership, with specific emphasis on contributions toward improvement of the viability and value of ACN. The 2023 recipients were Greg Lamp and Karen McMahon.