In 2013, ACCE received 142 entries in the annual Awards for Communication Excellence competition. A three-judge panel of chamber professionals evaluated four subject categories: advertising, campaigns, electronic and publications. Each category was subdivided into two size classes: chambers with budgets exceeding $2 million and those with budgets below that amount.
The eight Grand Award winners will collect trophies at ACCE’s Annual Convention in Oklahoma City, July 23-26. At the convention, a “Best in Show”** award will be selected from among the four Grand Award winners in each size category. View samples of each of the winners here.
Judges also gave Awards of Excellence for outstanding work. In some cases they added the phrase “special recognition” when the entry was especially impressive.
|2013 Grand Winners (View samples here.)|
|Class 1 (budget greater than $2 million)||Class 2 (budget less than $2 million)|
|Advertising||Greater Spokane Incorporated:
"Create Something Greater"
|Advertising||Galveston Chamber of Commerce: "Celebrating Women" Conference
|Campaigns||Portland Business Alliance
"Value of Jobs"
|Campaigns||Chamber of Commerce serving Johnson City/ Jonesborough/ Washington County: "Southern Dozen" Greatest Motorcycle Rides
**Best of Show Winner
|Electronic||Greater Oklahoma City Chamber:
**Best of Show Winner
|Electronic||Amarillo Chamber of Commerce: Social Media Strategy
|Publications||Dallas Regional Chamber:
Economic Development Guide
|Publications||Association of Washington Business:
Washington Business Magazine
|Award of Excellence Winners
|Conway Area Chamber of Commerce: "One Can Make a Difference"
Dallas Regional Chamber: "Connecting the Dots" Annual Meeting Promo
KC Chamber: Celebrating Kansas City Annual Dinner Booklet
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce: Small Business Tool Kit
|Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce: "The Leader in Me" education program
Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce: Intercity Trip Report
Lynchburg (Lynchburg Regional CVB): "discover...LOVE...share!" campaign
|Special Recognition—KC Chamber: Rebranding Campaign
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce: "1 is a yes.Vote no on the rest." statewide ballot proposals
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber: "A Better Living. A Bettter Life."
Greater Spokane Incorporated: "Get out the Vote"
Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce: "Live Healthy Lynchburg"
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce: "Business is Good"
Quad Cities Chamber:"Who's in the Q?"
Tulsa Regional Chamber: "Stronger. Together. Join us."
|Special Recognition—Jackson Chamber: Rebranding
Amarillo Chamber of Commerce: Good Times Celebration Barbecue Cook-Off
Association of Washington Business: "We Mean Business"
Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce: "Fremont, Nebraska Pathfinders" rebranding
Galveston Chamber of Commerce: Lemonade Day
Lee's Summit: "Shop Lee's Summit"
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce: 'Imagine Lubbock Together"
McKinney Chamber of Commerce: "Buy Local -- McKenney First!"
MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce: Rebranding
Midland Area Chamber of Commerce: "WEconomicPower" awareness campaign
Newnan-Coweta Chamber: Rebranding
|Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce: Website Redesign
Greater Pensacola Chamber: Website Redesign
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce: Tampamediacenter.com
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce: Marketing Dashboard
Quad Cities Chamber: Website Redesign
|Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce: "Taking Care of Business" video
Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce: Website Redesign
Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce: Annual Report Video
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce: promotional video
Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce: 50th Anniversary video
McKinney Chamber of Commerce: McKinneyOnline.com
Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce: Website Redesign
St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce: Website Redesign
Stillwater Chamber of Commerce: Website Redesign
|Special Recognition—KC Chamber: "Business and the Making of Kansas City"
Baton Rouge Area Chamber: 2011 Annual Report
Conway Area Chamber of Commerce: "Hidden Treasures of Conway"
Greater Memphis Chamber: Memphis Crossroads
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber: VELOCITY digital magazine
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce: "2012-14 Blueprint for Economic Prosperity"
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce: 2012 Legislative Scorecard
Tulsa Regional Chamber: Choose TULSA relocation guide
|Ashland Chamber of Commerce: Living and Doing Business Guide
Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce: Annual Report/Action Plan
Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce: Relocation Guide
Greater Springfield (OH) Chamber of Commerce: Inside Springfield
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce: 2012 Annual Report
Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce: BusinessLink
Midland Chamber of Commerce: Housing Developer's Guide
Tucson Metro Chamber: The Chamber Edge
Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce: Your Chamber Guide
2013 ACE Winner Resources
Sample Press Releases and Logos