The ACTE Member Awards recognize excellence and dedication within the field of career and technical education among ACTE members. Recipients of these awards are exceptional individuals who have contributed to the success of CTE through the quality of their work and their involvement in the CTE community.

There are eight Member Awards presented:

Candidates begin the application process by nominating themselves (or being nominated by a peer) for their state award. Candidates must hold the appropriate position at the time of initial nomination. Applicants may be full- or part-time educators. Award winners will receive a one-year membership in ACTE/ACTEN dues.

Candidates should submit their applications on the ACTE Awards Portal at acteonline by March 1, 2024.

Applicants will be applying for the 2026 ACTE Member awards because the national ACTE Awards naming convention is a year ahead. Candidates for the 2026 Member Awards will undergo their review in Nebraska in 2024, Region V and National review in 2025, and National winners will be announced at ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2026. State award recipients will have an opportunity to update their applications prior to their application being advanced to the regional level of competition.

Applicants will need to create an account and password before he/she starts the application. He/She will also want to remember his/her password so that he/she can save the application and go back to work on it again later. The deadline to apply for ACTEN awards is March 1, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact the ACTEN office (402-525-8742 or for assistance.

Helpful Tips when Applying for Award

Use the following PowerPoint to help you answer any of your questions when using the portal to apply for an ACTE/ACTEN award.

If you questions, contact Murleen at 402-525-8742 or

Access this ‘Using the Awards Portal‘ PowerPoint to help navigate the ACTE Awards Portal.

Past ACTEN Award Winners

NVA and ACTEN Past Award Recipients

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