2020 Extension Awards

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North Carolina Cooperative Extension strives to uphold a fundamental philosophy of recognizing the achievements of our outstanding employees.  To bring this philosophy to reality, NCCE provides awards recognizing employees for their accomplishments and service with the organization.

We invite you to acknowledge the work of your colleagues by submitting a nomination for one or more of our many awards.  Through the generosity and commitment of many donors, there are several categories of awards for all of our employee groups and in all program areas by which Extension work may be distinguished as outstanding.

To find just the right category for nominating a colleague’s or team’s contributions,

Please review the “Award Programs for Extension Employees” at


This website outlines the various categories and selection criteria for each award, as well as the application materials needed for each and the type of award (e.g. plaque, cash, etc.) for each.  Please note that you may also nominate yourself for any of the awards within the established criteria.

All nomination/application materials for all awards are due on October 1st, 2020

Please fill out the online registration form as well as upload your application in PDF as requested on the online registration.

Award Winners will be announced at a time yet to be determined

The links below (also are listed on the website above) will give you valuable information and will guide you as you compose your nomination.

Extension Awards How To and Guidelines

Again, nominations are due by October 1, 2020 so don’t delay!   If we can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact myself, or any of us in Extension Administration. We look forward to receiving your nominations.

You have worked hard to enhance the lives of many, so please garner the recognition that awaits you before October 1, 2020.

Thanks for all you do and we look forward to presenting these awards!