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Awards and Scholarships

Auto Care Association members represent the best of the auto care industry, and the association takes pride in recognizing its dynamic members' valuable contributions to keeping the industry on the road. From educators to innovators, rookies to veterans, the Auto Care Association presents a variety of awards each year to honor the standout people and businesses that are the best of the best.

 

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Content Excellence Awards

The ACPN Content Excellence Awards recognize best in class examples of data standards (ACES and PIES) use and compliance as well as electronic cataloging in B2C and B2B platforms in the Aftermarket. Each year winners are recognized at the annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference. ACPN offers four award categories.

 

Currently Open

Closes 1/25/2022

import vehicle community product awards
import product and marketing awards

The Import Product and Marketing Awards recognizes innovative products and marketing programs designed to serve the import aftermarket. The program features ten categories and is an opportunity for all AAPEX exhibitors to gain visibility and recognition of product and marketing concepts for import nameplate cars or trucks.

 

Currently Open

world class technicians

The Auto Care Association and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) work together to recognize professional technicians who have tested and obtained ASE certification in 22 specialty areas.

 

Qualification takes place all year by testing at ase.com. Recipients are announced every Spring.

 

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Automotive Communications Awards

Recognizes companies and agencies that provide automotive information through outstanding advertising, marketing and public relations efforts. Award recipients are recognized at the Women in Auto Care press conference and reception during AAPEX in Las Vegas. Click "learn more" to view eligibility and criteria.

 

Now closed for 2021


import vehicle community people awards
Person of the Year

Honors an individual for his or her outstanding contributions to the industry and to the Import Vehicle Community during the past 12-month period preceding the selection of the current years award recipient.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

import vehicle community people awards
Young Executive of the Year

This award recognizes leadership and integrity for those executives under 40 years of age.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.


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Art Fisher Award for Excellence in Education

Recognizes a company or individual for their leadership and commitment to education and training, either within their own organization or throughout the industry. Winners are drawn from traditional industry participants including jobbers, distributors, repair shops or manufacturers.

 

Now closed for 2021

ace award 2019
Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Award

Recognizes industry companies truly dedicated to investing in the growth of their employees’ knowledge and skills, offering professional development and career opportunities.

 

Applications for 2021 are closed.

mort schwartz award 2019
Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award

Given annually to the individual that best advances the concepts and programs for education or continuing education in the North American auto care industry.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.


import vehicle community people awards
Hall of Fame

Intended to honor outstanding individuals in the import automotive industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments have enhanced the stature of, and significantly contributed to, the import industry segment and its overall growth and progress.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

awda award trophies
Outstanding Leadership Award in Honor of Jack Creamer

(formerly the Jack Creamer Automotive Leader of the Year Award)

This annual award recognizes an individual, employed in the aftermarket, who over the past several years has made a unique and monumental contribution to the industry and/or the association. This award is perceived as the industry's highest honor/recognition.

 

Now closed for 2021

women in auto care awards
Women of the Year Awards

Women in Auto Care annually honors deserving women in the industry with three Women of the Year Awards: Auto Care Woman of the Year, Female Shop Owner of the Year and Auto Care Woman of Excellence. Award recipients are recognized at the Women in Auto Care press conference and reception during AAPEX in Las Vegas.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.


import vehicle community people awards
Bill Guinard Lifetime Industry Achievement

Honors individuals whose outstanding performance, integrity, dignity and conscientious approach to business affairs are demonstrated as a matter of routine.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

awda award trophies
Lifetime Achievement Award in Honor of Martin Fromm

This very selective award recognizes individuals who have, over the course of a career spanning many years, distinguished themselves through their integrity, unselfish commitment to, and high level of performance within the motor vehicle aftermarket industry.

 

Now closed for 2021


2019 Impact Award Trophies
Impact Award

The Auto Care Association Impact Award: Four for the Future, recognizes four people under the age of 40 who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry. Managed in partnership with YANG.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

awda award trophies
Pursuit of Excellence Award

Recognizing Special Achievement Presented exclusively to AWDA member companies or employees of those member companies in the auto care industry, in recognition of excellence in business performance and the setting of high standards as an example for others to follow.

 

Now closed for 2021


import vehicle community product awards
import product and marketing awards

The Import Product and Marketing Awards recognizes innovative products and marketing programs designed to serve the import aftermarket. The program features ten categories and is an opportunity for all AAPEX exhibitors to gain visibility and recognition of product and marketing concepts for import nameplate cars or trucks.

 

Currently Open


Upholstery and Trim Community logo w Tag
Hall of Fame

Intended to honor outstanding individuals in the upholstery and trim industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments have enhanced the stature of, and significantly contributed to, the trim segment and its overall growth and progress.

 

Nominations considered beginning June, 2021

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Lifetime Industry Achievement

Honors individuals whose outstanding performance, integrity, dignity and conscientious approach to business affairs are demonstrated as a matter of routine.

 

Nominations considered beginning June, 2021


ACPN Content Excellence Award logo
Content Excellence Awards

The ACPN Content Excellence Awards recognize best in class examples of data standards (ACES and PIES) use and compliance as well as electronic cataloging in B2C and B2B platforms in the Automotive Aftermarket. Each year winners are recognized at the annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference. ACPN offers four award categories.

 

Currently Open

Closes 1/25/2022

ACPN Content Excellence Award logo
Content Excellence Awards

The ACPN Content Excellence Awards recognize best in class examples of data standards (ACES and PIES) use and compliance as well as electronic cataloging in B2C and B2B platforms in the Automotive Aftermarket. Each year winners are recognized at the annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference. ACPN offers four award categories.

 

Currently Open

Closes 1/25/2022


awda award trophies
Art Fisher Award for Excellence in Education

Recognizes a company or individual for their leadership and commitment to education and training, either within their own organization or throughout the industry. Winners are drawn from traditional industry participants including jobbers, distributors, repair shops or manufacturers.

 

Now closed for 2021

awda award trophies
Pursuit of Excellence Award

Recognizing Special Achievement Presented exclusively to AWDA member companies or employees of those member companies in the auto care industry, in recognition of excellence in business performance and the setting of high standards as an example for others to follow.

 

Now closed for 2021

awda award trophies
Lifetime Achievement Award in Honor of Martin Fromm

This very selective award recognizes individuals who have, over the course of a career spanning many years, distinguished themselves through their integrity, unselfish commitment to, and high level of performance within the motor vehicle aftermarket industry.

 

Now closed for 2021

awda award trophies
Outstanding Leadership Award in Honor of Jack Creamer

(formerly the Jack Creamer Automotive Leader of the Year Award)

This annual award recognizes an individual, employed in the aftermarket, who over the past several years has made a unique and monumental contribution to the industry and/or the association. This award is perceived as the industry's highest honor/recognition.

 

Now closed for 2021


import vehicle community people awards
Bill Guinard Lifetime Industry Achievement

Honors individuals whose outstanding performance, integrity, dignity and conscientious approach to business affairs are demonstrated as a matter of routine.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

import vehicle community people awards
Hall of Fame

Intended to honor outstanding individuals in the import automotive industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments have enhanced the stature of, and significantly contributed to, the import industry segment and its overall growth and progress.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

import vehicle community people awards
Person of the Year

Honors an individual for his or her outstanding contributions to the industry and to the Import Vehicle Community during the past 12-month period preceding the selection of the current years award recipient.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

import vehicle community people awards
Young Executive of the Year

This award recognizes leadership and integrity for those executives under 40 years of age.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

import vehicle community product awards
import product and marketing awards

The Import Product and Marketing Awards recognizes innovative products and marketing programs designed to serve the import aftermarket. The program features ten categories and is an opportunity for all AAPEX exhibitors to gain visibility and recognition of product and marketing concepts for import nameplate cars or trucks.

 

Currently Open


Upholstery and Trim Community logo w Tag
Hall of Fame

Intended to honor outstanding individuals in the upholstery and trim industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments have enhanced the stature of, and significantly contributed to, the trim segment and its overall growth and progress.

 

Nominations considered beginning June, 2021

Upholstery and Trim Community logo w Tag
Lifetime Industry Achievement

Honors individuals whose outstanding performance, integrity, dignity and conscientious approach to business affairs are demonstrated as a matter of routine.

 

Nominations considered beginning June, 2021


world class technicians

The Auto Care Association and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) work together to recognize professional technicians who have tested and obtained ASE certification in 22 specialty areas.

 

Qualification takes place all year by testing at ase.com. Recipients are announced every Spring.


ace award 2019
Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Award

Recognizes industry companies truly dedicated to investing in the growth of their employees’ knowledge and skills, offering professional development and career opportunities.

 

Applications for 2021 are closed.

mort schwartz award 2019
Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award

Given annually to the individual that best advances the concepts and programs for education or continuing education in the North American auto care industry.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.


2019 Impact Award Trophies
Impact Award

The Auto Care Association Impact Award: Four for the Future, recognizes four people under the age of 40 who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry. Managed in partnership with YANG.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.


automotive communications awards women in auto care
Automotive Communications Awards

Recognizes companies and agencies that provide automotive information through outstanding advertising, marketing and public relations efforts. Award recipients are recognized at the Women in Auto Care press conference and reception during AAPEX in Las Vegas. Click "learn more" to view eligibility and criteria.

 

Now closed for 2021

women in auto care awards
Women of the Year Awards

Women in Auto Care annually honors deserving women in the industry with three Women of the Year Awards: Auto Care Woman of the Year, Female Shop Owner of the Year and Auto Care Woman of Excellence. Award recipients are recognized at the Women in Auto Care press conference and reception during AAPEX in Las Vegas.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

ACPN Content Excellence Award logo
Content Excellence Awards

The ACPN Content Excellence Awards recognize best in class examples of data standards (ACES and PIES) use and compliance as well as electronic cataloging in B2C and B2B platforms in the Automotive Aftermarket. Each year winners are recognized at the annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference. ACPN offers four award categories.

 

Currently Open

Closes 1/25/2022

ace award 2019
Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Award

Recognizes industry companies truly dedicated to investing in the growth of their employees’ knowledge and skills, offering professional development and career opportunities.

 

Applications for 2021 are closed.

mort schwartz award 2019
Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award

Given annually to the individual that best advances the concepts and programs for education or continuing education in the North American auto care industry.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

awda award trophies
Pursuit of Excellence Award

Recognizing Special Achievement Presented exclusively to AWDA member companies or employees of those member companies in the auto care industry, in recognition of excellence in business performance and the setting of high standards as an example for others to follow.

 

Now closed for 2021

import vehicle community product awards
import product and marketing awards

The Import Product and Marketing Awards recognizes innovative products and marketing programs designed to serve the import aftermarket. The program features ten categories and is an opportunity for all AAPEX exhibitors to gain visibility and recognition of product and marketing concepts for import nameplate cars or trucks.

 

Currently Open

automotive communications awards women in auto care
Automotive Communications Awards

Recognizes companies and agencies that provide automotive information through outstanding advertising, marketing and public relations efforts. Award recipients are recognized at the Women in Auto Care press conference and reception during AAPEX in Las Vegas. Click "learn more" to view eligibility and criteria.

 

Now closed for 2021

awda award trophies
Art Fisher Award for Excellence in Education

Recognizes a company or individual for their leadership and commitment to education and training, either within their own organization or throughout the industry. Winners are drawn from traditional industry participants including jobbers, distributors, repair shops or manufacturers.

 

Now closed for 2021

2019 Impact Award Trophies
Impact Award

The Auto Care Association Impact Award: Four for the Future, recognizes four people under the age of 40 who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry. Managed in partnership with YANG.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

awda award trophies
Lifetime Achievement Award in Honor of Martin Fromm

This very selective award recognizes individuals who have, over the course of a career spanning many years, distinguished themselves through their integrity, unselfish commitment to, and high level of performance within the motor vehicle aftermarket industry.

 

Now closed for 2021

mort schwartz award 2019
Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award

Given annually to the individual that best advances the concepts and programs for education or continuing education in the North American auto care industry.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

awda award trophies
Pursuit of Excellence Award

Recognizing Special Achievement Presented exclusively to AWDA member companies or employees of those member companies in the auto care industry, in recognition of excellence in business performance and the setting of high standards as an example for others to follow.

 

Now closed for 2021

awda award trophies
Outstanding Leadership Award in Honor of Jack Creamer

(formerly the Jack Creamer Automotive Leader of the Year Award)

This annual award recognizes an individual, employed in the aftermarket, who over the past several years has made a unique and monumental contribution to the industry and/or the association. This award is perceived as the industry's highest honor/recognition.

 

Now closed for 2021

import vehicle community people awards
Bill Guinard Lifetime Industry Achievement

Honors individuals whose outstanding performance, integrity, dignity and conscientious approach to business affairs are demonstrated as a matter of routine.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

import vehicle community people awards
Hall of Fame

Intended to honor outstanding individuals in the import automotive industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments have enhanced the stature of, and significantly contributed to, the import industry segment and its overall growth and progress.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

import vehicle community people awards
Person of the Year

Honors an individual for his or her outstanding contributions to the industry and to the Import Vehicle Community during the past 12-month period preceding the selection of the current years award recipient.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

import vehicle community people awards
Young Executive of the Year

This award recognizes leadership and integrity for those executives under 40 years of age.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

Upholstery and Trim Community logo w Tag
Hall of Fame

Intended to honor outstanding individuals in the upholstery and trim industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments have enhanced the stature of, and significantly contributed to, the trim segment and its overall growth and progress.

 

Nominations considered beginning June, 2021

Upholstery and Trim Community logo w Tag
Lifetime Industry Achievement

Honors individuals whose outstanding performance, integrity, dignity and conscientious approach to business affairs are demonstrated as a matter of routine.

 

Nominations considered beginning June, 2021

women in auto care awards
Women of the Year Awards

Women in Auto Care annually honors deserving women in the industry with three Women of the Year Awards: Auto Care Woman of the Year, Female Shop Owner of the Year and Auto Care Woman of Excellence. Award recipients are recognized at the Women in Auto Care press conference and reception during AAPEX in Las Vegas.

 

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

world class technicians

The Auto Care Association and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) work together to recognize professional technicians who have tested and obtained ASE certification in 22 specialty areas.

 

Qualification takes place all year by testing at ase.com. Recipients are announced every Spring.

scholarships and other opportunities in the industry

women in auto care scholarship
Women in Auto Care Scholarships

Each year, Women in Auto Care grants thousands of dollars in scholarships and toolsets with their partners to deserving women pursuing careers in the auto care industry.

 

Now Open for 2022!

Closes 3/31/22

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ACPN Scholarship

The mission of the Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) is to educate, inspire and connect industry professionals who specialize in the management of automotive product related content. The ACPN Scholarship awards one (1) deserving individual, who has the passion and determination to pursue professional and personal growth, the opportunity to attend the 2022 ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference, which is the largest gathering of content professionals and service providers in the aftermarket.

 

Now closed for 2021

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Next Step Program

The Next Step Program offers young industry professionals the unique opportunity to develop lasting involvement in the auto care industry and trade association by experiencing and participating in Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days.

 

Now closed for 2021

Next cycle opens January, 2022.

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Leadership 2.0 Scholarship

One deserving REPS member will earn a scholarship to attend the highly-acclaimed University of the Aftermarket's Leadership 2.0 Program.

 

Now closed for 2021

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Leadership 2.0 Scholarship

One deserving YANG member will earn a scholarship to attend the highly-acclaimed University of the Aftermarket's Leadership 2.0 Program.

 

Now closed for 2021