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 award.

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 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

2022-2023 Youth of the Year themeMany people have someone whom they admire, whether a parent, sibling, friend, teacher, mentor, etc. Share a story about someone who has greatly impacted your own life and the lives of others. Reflect on the qualities and actions of this person and explain why they have impacted you and your future.


 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 celebrates Exchange Club members who display an outstanding commitment to the ideals and Mission of The National Exchange Club. The Court of Honor is a living memorial: a symbol of the spirit of Exchange Clubs. Induction into the Court of Honor is Exchange’s highest and most lasting recognition. A maximum of five honorees per year will be selected by the Court of Honor Committee and recommended to the National Board of Directors. Announcement of those being honored will take place at Exchange’s annual National Convention. There is an application fee of $3,500, payable in one lump-sum to The National Exchange Club. Deadline for submission, for the fall event, is June 1. ONLY FORMS SUBMITTED THROUGH THE ONLINE APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED. A link to the online application can be found below.

Points will be awarded as follows:

*Awarded for each year served in each role.


Access the Court of Honor application.


Display Your Banner Patches With Pride (PDF)


Award description links

    Award Application links

New Club Builder Award

Club Builder Individual Award

STAR District President Award

Club Membership Achievement Award

Club Superior Membership Achievement Award

Retention Award

Club Excellence Award

Charter Club Cornerstone Award

Club Hat Trick Award

Distinguished Charter Club President Award

Distinguished Club President Award



Membership Growth Awards


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