ACE Aotearoa Annual Awards

File ACE Annual Awards Nomination Forms 

In 2013 ACE Aotearoa introduced Annual Awards to publicly recognise excellence in adult and community education in Aotearoa. The Awards are an opportunity for people in the ACE Sector to acknowledge peers and colleagues for the wonderful work they do.

Recipients of the Awards receive free registration and accommodation to attend the June ACE Conference in Wellington and are presented with a framed certificate at the conference dinner. 

Nominations for the 2020 Annual Awards are now closed. 

There are six ACE Annual Awards:

Educator of the year Tangata Whenua
This award recognises Māori Educators for outstanding service in, and contribution to, the development and delivery of adult and community education (for Māori). It is intended to be a tribute for outstanding work in teaching, training, administration, or a combination of these.

Community Based Programme of the year Tangata Whenua
This award recognises an adult learning programme for Māori learners that has achieved outstanding learning outcomes through innovative programme development, creative implementation and sound evaluation.

ACE Aotearoa member of the year Tangata Whenua
This award recognises an ACE Aotearoa member for outstanding service in, and contribution to, the development of the ACE Sector.  It is intended to be a tribute for outstanding work in governance, policy development, training, administration, or a combination of these.

Educator of the year Tangata Tiriti
This award recognises an individual for outstanding service in, and contribution to, the development and delivery of adult and community education. It is intended to be a tribute for outstanding work in teaching, training, administration, or a combination of these.

Community Based Programme of the year Tangata Tiriti
This award recognises an adult learning programme that has achieved outstanding learning outcomes through innovative programme development, creative implementation and sound evaluation.

ACE Aotearoa member of the year Tangata Tiriti
This award recognises an ACE Aotearoa member for outstanding service in, and contribution to, the development of the ACE Sector.  It is intended to be a tribute for outstanding work in governance, policy development, training, administration, or a combination of these.

Nominations will be considered by the ACE Aotearoa Board in April 2020.