applications are filed electronically and automatically submitted upon completion.

Applications must be filed electronically using the links provided on this page.  

The Exchange Club awards year is July 1-June 30, unless otherwise stated. List of deadlines 

Clubs must follow the appropriate application procedure and meet deadlines for each awards.

Contact MemberServices@NationalExchangeClub.org with questions.


 

LEGACY OF THE YEAR AWARD

 The National Exchange Club’s Legacy of the Year Award recognizes high school students who are children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of Exchange Club membersCandidates also display exceptional community involvement and leadership skills. This program rewards outstanding young people and provides incentive for others to serve their country and communities. Legacy of the Year Award candidates will submit applications directly to Exchange’s National Headquarters. If an Exchange Club or District chooses to implement this program, they may do so and coordinate this award similar to the popular Youth of the Year and A.C.E. of the Year Scholarship programs. 

Download the Legacy Award description

Full award information and application can be found here


 

Youth of the Month/Year Award

2021-2022 Youth of the Year theme "The COVID-19 Pandemic drastically changed every aspect of our lives, in every way imaginable. Reflecting on what you learned during this time about yourself, your community and the world, explain how your perspectives on success, empathy, prioritizing, social inequalities, and leadership have been reshaped."

 One of the most popular Exchange youth projects, the Youth of the Month/Year Award recognizes hard-working high school students who attain high levels of scholastic achievement, community involvement and leadership. This proven program not only rewards outstanding young people, but also provides an incentive for other youngsters to strive for equally high levels of achievement. Once a Youth of the Month program has been successfully implemented, the groundwork for conducting an annual Youth of the Year competition is already in place. Selection of the Youth of the Year is simply made from the club's Youth of the Month recipients for that school year. The club's Youth of the Year advances to district competition, and ultimately, an opportunity to vie for the prestigious National Youth of the Year Award. Specially designed plaques and certificates, along with a detailed Youth of the Month/Year information guide and application, can be obtained from National Headquarters. Learn more

Download the Youth of the Year Award description

National Youth of the Year Award Application 

District Youth of the Year Award Application


 

A.C.E. Award

A.C.E. stands for Accepting the Challenge of Excellence. This program recognizes high school students who have made a dramatic change in their attitude and performance during their high school years. These changes have enabled the students to overcome adversities and prepare for graduation. Clubs may also submit their top A.C.E. Award winner to the district competition. Winners at the district level then have an opportunity to compete for the National A.C.E. Award. Learn more.

Download the A.C.E. Award description.

National A.C.E. of the Year Award Application

District A.C.E. of the Year Award Application


 

Court of Honor

The Court of Honor was established to honor and pay tribute to Exchangites who valiantly uphold and nobly serve the Exchange Clubs of America. These Exchange Club members display an outstanding commitment to the ideals and mission of The National Exchange Club. The Court is a living memorial: a symbol of the spirit of Exchange Clubs. Induction into the Court of Honor is the highest and most lasting recognition of dedication to the ideal of "Unity for Service". Access the Court of Honor application.


 

Exchange strong award and grant

The Exchange Strong Award and Grant are purposed to spread a wealth of generosity, growth, and financial support for all Exchange Clubs, the great work of the National Exchange Club and strengthen communities across the nation. Each club that donates a designated $1500 gift to Exchange through the National Exchange Club Foundation will receive the Exchange Strong Award. In addition to the award, each of those clubs will become eligible to apply for a grant approved by the Exchange Strong Grant approval committee.

Download the Exchange Strong Award and Grant description

Go to the application.


 

Display Your Banner Patches With Pride (PDF)

 

Award description links

    Award Application links

Club Builder Awards
  • No application; data tracked by National Headquarters.

Membership Growth Awards

 

Retention Awards

  • No application; data tracked by National Headquarters.

National Outstanding Service Project Award
Application Deadline: June 1

National Outstanding Fundraising Award

Application Deadline: June 1

C.A.R.E. Award

Application Deadline: June 1

The Big "E" Award

Application Deadline: June 30

 

Distinguished Club Secretary

Application Deadline: June 30

 

Distinguished Club Treasurer
Application Deadline: June 30

 

Distinguished District President

Application Deadline: June 30

 

Outstanding District

Application Deadline: June 30

 

Distinguished District Director

Application Deadline: June 30 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange Club Member of the Year

Application Deadline: June 1

 

 

Web Video Award 

Application Deadline: June 1

 

 

EDIT District Bulletin 

Application Deadline: June 1

 

 

Public Relations Award
Application Deadline: June 1