The Annual Awards for Communications Excellence (AACE) Competition identifies companies that excel at communicating with employee owners and the larger community about ESOPs.
Categories for the 2023 competition are:
- Print Materials
- Community Engagement
- Single Event
- Series of Events
- Total Communications
Each category allows for entries from a Small (under 250 employee owners) and Large (250 employee owners or more) ESOP Company
EOM POSTER CONTEST
Every October, The ESOP Association and its member companies celebrate Employee Ownership Month (EOM) -- a terrific celebration of the spirit of employee ownership.
A big part of Employee Ownership Month is the annual poster competition, which highlights the poster that best embodies and exemplifies employee ownership and ESOP culture.
To generate an entry for the Employee Ownership Month (EOM) Poster competition, some members create an internal contest that is both fun and educational for the entire organization.
The ESOP Company of the Year and Employee Owner of the Year are selected annually from winners at our 19 chapters and exemplify the spirit and practice of employee ownership.
The ESOP Company of the Year excels at engaging its employee owners and educating them about the ESOP and company culture. This company also excels at engaging its elected officials, to ensure continued support for ESOPs, and is active in its local chapter.
The Employee Owner of the Year demonstrates a passion and commitment to sharing information and insights about ESOPs with fellow employee owners, colleagues in other ESOP companies, fellow chapter members, and the public.
Honoring a member of the ESOP Community dedicated to Employee Ownership
Recognizing corporate members of TEA that have celebrated 25 years of ESOP operation.
Given annually to the chapter that recruits and converts the most ESOPs.
Honoring a member of chapter leadership who does the most to advance ESOPs.
Awarded annually to a professional member of TEA for outstanding member recruitment.