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It was an exciting year for the 2022 ACN Communication Awards Program!

The winners were announced during a private ACN ceremony and at the 2022 AMS Closing Banquet on July 19th. Below is a complete list of all the winners—and photos of the 2022 Ag Media Summit taken by ACN Member Chuck Zimmerman. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the awards program. We look forward to the 2023 contest! 

Questions? Contact Samantha Kilgore at skilgore@asginfo.net or 706-407-2550.

Special Thanks to Our 2022 Awards Sponsors!

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Premier Partner
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2022 ACN Communication Awards Platform Link

Read the updated Award Guidelines for a complete listing of categories and requirements before submitting your entries!


  • Design Guidelines - $25/entry
  • Digital and Social Media -$30/entry
  • Marketing and Communications - $35/ entry
  • Photography - $15/ entry
  • Writing - $30/ entry

Changes to This Year's Contest

Please take note of these important changes to this year's contest. 

No Mail-In Entries
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that you are working from home and do not have easy access to the physical copies you need to submit for mail-in categories. To help make the entry process easier, we are removing the mail-in requirements for any award category, This year, please upload a high-quality, print-ready PDF or provide a web link to the entry.

Awards Payment and Refund Policy
All award submissions entered in the 2022 ACN Communication Awards Program must be paid in full before the deadline. Applicants will not receive a refund for their entry if it does not meet the judging criteria.

Writer of the Year Portfolio
In order to be considered for the Writer of the Year in 2021, you must enter in Category W12: Writer of the Year. Your three-story portfolio must consist of three stories you believe are your strongest work from any category, except from Cat. W11, Team Story.

Your portfolio becomes eligible for consideration for WOY if you place first, second, or third in any Writing Category you have entered. The judges will rely solely on this portfolio to determine WOY. No story substitutions will be made. We will contact you for clarification if your entry has more than three or fewer than three stories.

You will have to pay an additional entry fee for Writer of the Year.

NEW THIS YEAR! Category W11: Emerging Writer
This category is open to members who have yet to place first, second or third in the ACN Writing Awards Program. Entrants are limited to up to 3 submissions in this category. Entries in this category may also be submitted for judging in another category.

Primary Contributor
For MarComm and DSM divisions you will now be required to note who the Primary Contributor is for that project. A primary contributor is defined as, "The person primarily responsible for creating the piece that is being entered and must be a current ACN member." Membership status will be checked. Primary Contributors can only have 5 entries to their name. Companies can enter more than 5 entries, but they cannot be attributed to the same primary contributor.

Photography: Rotating Theme Category
The Rotating Theme Category for 2022 is "Children in Agriculture." Published images should include children at play or at work in agricultural settings, or exploring rural life. This category changes from year to year.

Publication Dates
Each entry must be published between April 16, 2021 and April 15, 2022. You will be asked this year to note the publication date for the entry on the entry form, please include this as it helps with the administrative process.

Proof of Publications and Tear Sheets
URLs are acceptable as proof of publication and tear sheets. You can put the URL in the URL fields on the entry form or include a Word document listing the links.

Link to the Awards Platform
The link to the awards platform is my.reviewr.com/site/AAEA_CommunicationAwardsContest2022


View the Past Years Communications Awards Winners!