How to submit to the ACE Awards

Things to Note

  • You will need to register at
  • At the beginning of your submission choose the discipline the category falls under and then choose the applicable award category you’re submitting. 
  • To checkout, go to Your Entries and scroll down to the “checkout” button
  • Physical Submissions can be delivered on Thursday, February 15th from 9:00am–5:00pm only. Drop off location is at Kick Media’s office (Unit 310, 12420 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z9).


If you require any technical support or questions on the ACE Category & Entry Guidelines, please contact
[email protected]


Review guidelines and entry requirements below

See Categories


Register & Submit your entries through our new platform

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Judges will review the submission based on the judging criteria

See Criteria


Winners will be announced at the ACE Awards Gala!

See past winners


Post-event pickup will be coordinated for submissions


  • The ACE Awards are open to any Edmonton and area company or individual. Entries must have been created and/or produced by Edmonton and area-based companies and must have been published, distributed, or broadcasted in their original form for the first time between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023.
  • Entries must comply with the digital and physical preparation and submission guidelines by 5:00 p.m. the day entries are due. The early bird deadline is January 25, 2024, with an extended deadline of February 15, 2024.
  • Deadline for physical entries will be February 15, 2024. Drop off location will be at Kick Media’s office (Unit 310, 12420 104 Avenue NW). Please refer to the categories guide for submission details. Contact [email protected] about questions.
  • Please ensure no company or individual identifying marks are present on digital and/or physical submissions.
  • We strongly encourage digital submissions where possible

Physical submissions are required for the following categories for the 45th annual ACE Awards. 

  • Annual Report (optional, digital annual reports do not require physical pieces)
  • Brochure/Print Collateral
  • Direct Marketing (optional, digital direct marketing does not require physical pieces)
  • Packaging
  • Craft – Printing

Physical entries for all other categories that do not require it are still welcomed. Deadline for physical entries is February 15, 2024 @ 5:00pm. Drop off location will be at Kick Media’s office (Unit 310, 12420 104 Ave NW). 

If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Uploaded digital files will be used for ACE on Display and in the ACE Awards Winners book.

  • Images/Photos: All entries must be submitted as a hi-res JPG, PNG, or GIF (300 dpi), maximum dimensions 11” along any side (11” x 11” maximum square). Max 25MB. Tear sheets do not need to be uploaded. Submissions should not have crop marks or include the non-printable area.
  • Video: MPG, MPEG, MOV, AVI, MP4.  Max 1GB – Video is powered by Vimeo. Please follow their recommended settings for best results.
  • Audio: MP3 file formats accepted.
  • Documents: PDF file format accepted.
  • Website: URL field will be available. Any Usernames and Passwords necessary should be included as a PDF.


Entrants agree to have their work shown at ACE on Display, the ACE Awards show, in the ACE Awards Winners book, on the ACE website, in supporting media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and in any media advertising the ACE Awards.