The ACE Award Committee organizes our annual ACE Awards event. The ACE Awards celebrate and recognize outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Champaign County. The awards are given out during National and Illinois Arts & Humanities Month.
Nominees for the ACE Awards are not limited to, but may include: artists, students, faculty, non-profit administrative staff, business owners and employees, elected and appointed officials, and other individuals and organizations actively supporting our creative community. A panel of independent judges who represent a broad cross- section of the community select a winner in each of the seven categories.