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Below, you will find the entrants for the 2019 AACE Video Award. The two first place and two runner-up awards are given based on company size. Below the winner and runner up videos you can find the judge's comments which may help give an idea of why they were chosen. See the bottom of this page for entries from previous years. 

Companies with 250 or Fewer Employees


Winner
Moody's Coworker Owned



Judges’ Comments: This video excels at showing how the company ESOP and culture create a great place to work. The video clearly connects the company’s ESOP to its financial performance and its enthusiasm for investing in training, development, financial literacy, and empowering and engaging employee owners. A variety of owners appear on camera and they share thoughts on everything from being trusted, to how looking out for one another improves safety and the bottom line. By the end, viewers have a great sense for what it is like to work at Moody’s.

 
Runner Up
Harris and Associates



Judges’ Comments
: This instructional video hits the mark: Intended to engage associates, it is concise, on point, and conveys a great sense of fun. Above all, it effectively shares the information it aims to deliver. “I learned from watching that video,” one judge remarked. Harris offers a great example of effectively educating employee owners in a video format. 

Other Entrants

Companies with More Than 250 Employees


Winner
Air Tractor



Judges’ Comments: A sincere, well-told story of the company’s vision features quotes from a 1964 letter from the founder. A multitude of employee owners express why they value the ESOP—from having a retirement plan with no out-of-pocket expense, to the company’s ESOP culture of engagement and collaboration. As the video unfolds, employees build a plane before our eyes, and share their pride in building products that help farmers grow food and air ambulance services save lives.

Runner Up
Eagle Communications



Judges’ Comments: Used in recruiting, onboarding, and marketing, this video excels at providing a concise history of the company, explanation of the ESOP, and insight into how the ESOP contributes to a unique and powerful culture. Clips of engaged employees flipping their ESOP coins (held by all to remind them of the ESOP’s role in their daily work) are nicely balanced with heart-felt one-on-one interviews. Explanation of the “100 percent responsibility, n0 excuses” policy conveys the ESOP’s value directly to customers.

Other Entrants

2018 Entrants

Watch 2018 videos here

More than 250 Employees
ITA Group (Winner)
The Greenery (Runner-Up)
Acadian Companies
Austin Industries
Bob’s Red Mill
Burns & McDonnell
Carris Reels
ComSonics Inc.
Crystal Flash
Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.
Folience
Gardeners Supply Company 
Harpoon Brewery
Omni Cable
The VGM Group, Inc.
Van Meter Inc.
Woodward Communications, Inc.
Wright Service Corp.  

250 or Fewer Employees
Wiley | Wilson (Winner)
Padilla (Runner-Up)
DVL Group
ESP International
Mountain Hardware and Sports
Oliver Winery
Scot Forge
Western Building Products

2017 Entrants

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More than 250 Employees
Wright Service Corp. (Winner)
Air Tractor Inc. (Runner-Up)
Austin Industries
Blue Book Bldg. and Construction Network
Chatsworth Products Inc. 
Eagle Communications
Emery Sapp & Sons
Folience
Glatfelter Insurance Co.
Hypertherm
Plastic Products Co. Inc.
Scott Insurance 
Telligen 
Van Meter Inc.

250 or Fewer Employees
Mid South Building Supply (Winner)
Bowers and Kubota (Runner-Up)
DVL Group
Malco Products Inc.
Murray Securus
TVS Design


2016 Entrants

Watch 2016 videos here

More than 250 Employees
Hisco (Winner)
Austin Industries (Runner-Up)
Acadian Companies
Chatsworth Products Inc.
Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.
FBG Service Corp.
Force America
Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.
Travel and Transport
Van Meter Inc.
Woodward Communications
Worm’s Way
 
250 or Fewer Employees
Admix (Winner)
ASU Group (Runner-Up)
Mid South Building Supply Inc.
Murray Securus
Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.
TEAM Software
Wiley|Wilson