Educational Aids Blue Ribbon Awards

For 2022 only, entries will be accepted through Friday, January 28. 


The Educational Aids Blue Ribbon Awards Competition, sponsored by EOPD-208 Extension Committee, promotes excellence in informational materials which contribute to the understanding of agricultural and biological engineering subjects outside of the traditional classroom setting. All members are encouraged to submit their new extension materials for peer evaluation. New material is considered that was produced in the 18 months prior to the entry deadline, January 25. For example, educational materials created in July 2020 are eligible for submission in the 2022 competition.

Winners of the Blue Ribbon Award will be recognized in print, ion the website, and at the Annual international Meeting. This is an opportunity to recognize authors who do exceptional work and provide educational leadership beyond the classroom.

Bilingual publications, those in a non-English language and translations will be accepted. If you plan to submit a non-English language publication please contact the awards administrator (awards@asabe.org) early so a qualified judge or translator can be identified.

Entries this year are through Google Forms. Fill out the form for the appropriate category for your entry. (You will need to use a Google account that allows you to upload a file, which some university-linked accounts may not allow. This competition is only required for submitting successfully and does not use the Google account information in any way.)

All entries need to be submitted by a member of ASABE by January 25 through the appropriate form, below.  If you have any questions, please send them to awards@asabe.org

Past Winners

Entry Form Instructions
1) Visit the link in the appropriate category below. 

2) Complete the form at the link. 

Blue Ribbon award winners will be notified in late May and invited to attend the meeting to receive their certificate during the General Session Recognition Program. Blue Ribbon winners' names and entry categories will be published in the awards program booklet. For those who do not attend the meeting certificates will be mailed after the meeting to the person identified on the entry form as the one person to notify, for distribution to all winning authors.

Judging criteria are available here

Category                                                                                                       

A. Electronic and Web-Based

I. Electronic Delivery: DVDs, web-based computer programs, Powerpoint shows, web-based video, audio-podcasts, video-podcasts:   Include in this category individual aids delivered electronically and via the web. Web sites are included in their own category.
Entry form

    

II. Websites:
Include in this category informational and educational web sites, and extension sites that relate to an extension topic. Include a brief description regarding background, need, intended audience, number of hits, and impact assessment (if available). Web site address should be provided and must be accessible by judging coordinator.
Entry form

     

B. Publication (Print or Electronic)

III. Publications, Short (less than 9 pages): Concise publication that treats a single topic. A series of publications <9 pages addressing related topics or ideas may be judged as a single entry.
 Entry form

 

IV. Publications, Medium (9-16 pages): Medium length publication treating a single topic or related topics. A series of short publications that address a set of related ideas may be judged as a single entry. 
Entry form


 

V. Publications, Long (17-32 pages):
Long publication that treats a single topic or related topics. A series of publications totaling greater than 16 pages may be judged as a single entry. 
Entry form

 

VI. Publications, Comprehensive (33 or more pages):
Comprehensive publication treating broad subjects or multiple topics.
Entry form

 

C. Extension Methods and Impact

VII. High Impact Extension Methods:
Included in this category are educational events, programs, or assessment methods that are impactful or innovative.  Entrants are limited to ASABE members who develop or deliver educational content to end-users or the general public.  Entries include a summary of five pages or less including: 1) Title page identifying extension method, agency, and personnel; 2) Problem identification, needs assessment, and target audience; 3) Objectives/goals; 4) Implementation plan; 5) Results and impacts; and 6) Evaluation OR Impact assessment methodology; and 7) Impact assessment results.
Entry form