ACE Aotearoa Annual Awards

 

Nominations close 31 March 2024.

Click here to download the nomination form.

The ACE Aotearoa Annual Awards are an opportunity to recognise excellence in teaching, programme innovation, sector service and leadership. Recipients of our annual awards are colleagues who have demonstrated best practice and a thorough understanding of ACE Teaching Standards. They are focused on self determination for learners and building strong communities. 

Conditions of Entry

  1. Anyone from the Adult and Community Education sector can be nominated for an award.
  2. Definitions of Adult and Community Education vary across Aotearoa. By “community-based” we refer to organisations that have both adult education and community development amongst their core aims.
  3. Nominations must be supported by one other person (nominator and seconder) currently working either in a paid or volunteer capacity in the adult and community education field/s who have read the application and endorse its contents.
  4. Nominations should be made using the forms provided. No additional information is required.
  5. Nominations must address all of the selection criteria for the nominated award.
  6. Nominations may be used for promotional purposes, however permissions will be sought prior to this occurring.
  7. Multiple nominations are acceptable, but each nomination must be made on a separate, fully completed nomination form.
  8. Received nominations will be considered by a subcommittee of the ACE Aotearoa Board. (nominations will close March 31, 2024).

Award categories

ACE Aotearoa Annual Awards 2021

ACE Aotearoa 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.

Nominees for these awards will have demonstrated a sound knowledge of the ACE Teaching Standards in their approach to teaching and learning.

ACE Aotearoa 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.

Programmes nominated for these awards will reflect adult learning andragogy and the ACE Sector Teaching Standards.

ACE Aotearoa Leader of the Year Tangata Whenua

This award recognises an ACE Māori leader 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 to outstanding work in governance, policy development, training, administration, or a combination of these.

Nominees for these awards will have demonstrated consistent leadership in any level of the Adult and Community Education sector.

ACE Aotearoa 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.

Nominees for these awards will have demonstrated a sound knowledge of the ACE Teaching Standards in their approach to teaching and learning.

ACE Aotearoa 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.

Programmes nominated for these awards will reflect adult learning andragogy and the ACE Sector Teaching Standards.

ACE Aotearoa Leader of the Year Tangata Tiriti

This award recognises an ACE leader for outstanding service in, and contribution to, the development and delivery of adult and community education. It is intended to be a tribute to outstanding work in governance, policy development, training, administration, or a combination of these.

Nominees for these awards will have demonstrated consistent leadership in any level of the Adult and Community Education sector.