Auto Care Association's Awards Season Now Open

Auto Care Association’s Awards Season Now Open

All Auto Care Association member companies and employees are eligible to participate.

Nearly 100 industry leaders are recognized each year through the Auto Care Association’s awards, which are given to individuals and companies demonstrating excellence in the auto care industry through professional development, outstanding communication efforts and educational initiatives for the advancement of the next generation.

Recognizing resiliency, leadership and passion.
Recipients of the 2023 awards will have demonstrated their ability to rise to the occasion in a dynamic industry landscape and position themselves and their companies for future success.

All Auto Care Association member companies and employees are eligible to participate.

  • Impact Award: Four for the Future

The Impact Award recognizes four aftermarket professionals aged 40 or younger who have made outstanding contributions to the auto care industry. The award provides businesses within the auto care industry the opportunity to highlight the success of individuals in their roles who demonstrate hard work, dedication, professionalism and exceptional abilities. The awards are presented and managed by the association’s marketing and communications committee and the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG).

Application deadline: July 14, 2023.

Learn more here.

  • Auto Care Education (ACE) Award

The ACE Award recognizes companies (small, medium and large) dedicated to excellence in education, investing in the growth of knowledge and skills within their organization and/or throughout the industry. This may include employee training, customer education programs, programs for instructor and/or students, and other education programs for the industry at-large. Award winners will be selected by the Auto Care Association Education Committee.

Application deadline:  July 14, 2023.

Learn more here.

  • Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award

The Mort Schwartz Award recognizes an individual who best advances the concepts and programs for education or continuing education in the North American auto care industry. Nominations should be submitted for the individual’s innovation, advancement or outstanding efforts in education and training programs, or scholarship fundraising efforts. Award winners will be selected by the Auto Care Association Education Committee.

Application deadline: July 14, 2023.

Learn more here.

  • Women of the Year Awards

Women in Auto Care annually honors deserving women throughout the industry. The Women of the Year Awards include: “Women of Excellence” and “Female Shop Owner of the Year”, with the “Lifetime Achievement Award”, “Outstanding Leadership Award”, and “Company Ally of the Year Award” newly added this year.

Application deadline: July 14, 2023.

Learn more here.

  • Automotive Communications Awards

Women in Auto Care recognizes companies and agencies that provide automotive information through outstanding advertising, marketing and public relations efforts. Award entries are reviewed and winners selected by volunteers from the Automotive Communications Council and the Auto Care Association Marketing and Communications Committee. 

Application deadline: July 14, 2023

Learn more here.

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