Award applications should be sent to:

3050 W. Central Ave., 
Toledo, OH 43606

Youth of the Month/Year Award

2018-2019 Youth of the Year Theme is, "hOW I AM A CATALYST IN MY COMMUNITY"

2019-2020 Youth of teh year theme:  “We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.” - George H.W. Bush; How do you intend to serve as an example, now and in the future, of a responsible American citizen?

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. Full award information and application can be found here.


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. Full award information and application can be found here.


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 Exchangites 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". Full award information and application can be found here.


Awards Program

The awards year begins July 1 and ends June 30, except as otherwise stated. Clubs must follow the appropriate application procedure and meet deadlines for each award.

Download the complete Awards Book (PDF) (updated August 2018)

Awards Listing

    Individual Award Application Forms

Club Builder Awards
  • Application: None required, data tracked by National Headquarters.

Membership Growth Awards

Retention Awards

Service Awards
Application Deadline: June 1

Fundraising Awards

Application Deadline: June 1

CARE Award

Application Deadline: June 1

The Big "E" Award

Application Deadline: June 30

Leadership Awards


Distinguished Club Secretary/Treasurer
Application Deadline: August 1


Distinguished District President/District Director, Outstanding District, and Club Representative

Application Deadline: June 30


Training Report Form (printable PDF) - required for
Distinguished District Director and Club Representative application

National Awards

Application Deadline: June 1

Web Video Award
Application Deadline: June 1

Publications Award

Application Deadline: June 1

Public Relations Award
Application Deadline: June 1



Display Your Banner Patches With Pride (PDF)

National Award Submission Deadlines

Awards Year: July 1 - June 30

Award Deadline
Membership Award Pins
Three, 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 member pins will be sent to club presidents for presentation at meetings.
New Club Builder Award Ongoing
Club Builder Individual Award Ongoing
Charter Club Cornerstone Award 6 months after charter
Distinguished Charter Club President Award 1 year anniversary
Club Membership Achievement Award June 30
Club Superior Membership Achievement Award June 30
Club Hat Trick Award June 30
Club Excellence Award June 30
National Service Award June 30
District New Club Building Chairman Award June 30
Star District President Award June 30