Alliance for Community Media Now Accepting Nominations for Awards, Debuts New Award Recognizing Young Leaders

EDIT: The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, April 28!

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) is now accepting nominations for the Buske Leadership Award, The Dirk Koning-George Stoney Award, The Jewell Ryan-White Award for Cultural Diversity, and a new award recognizing Emerging Leaders.

The Buske Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of the Alliance for Community Media, leadership within the organization within the last three years, a high degree of involvement in the organization nationally, regionally and at the chapter level, and continuing service to the ACM.

The Dirk Koning – George Stoney Humanistic Communication Award is given annually to an organization or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to championing the growth and experience of humanistic community communications.

The Jewell Ryan-White Award for Cultural Diversity is given annually to those persons who show an outstanding contribution to a process that encourages, facilitates, or creates culturally diverse and/or non-mainstream community involvement in the field of community media.

In addition to these awards, the ACM also debuts a new award recognizing the contributions of young professionals in the field of community media.

The Emerging Leader Award recognizes an individual less than 40 years of age, who demonstrates the values of building community through media on a consistent basis. The individual demonstrates leadership in the field on a local, regional or national level. The award recognizes the individual for being a person who is innovative in their work to strengthen the impact of community media.

Download the 2017 ACM Awards Nomination Form, which includes complete criteria and requirements above.

Submissions are due Friday, April 21.

Awardees will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the ACM national conference, Rivers to Cross, in Minneapolis, MN from July 11-14, 2017.

For more information, please contact Clair Steil at

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