Nomination Form

  1. Any ACP member “in good standing” (current with their dues) may nominate an inductee to the Hall of Fame or a recipient of the Outstanding Service Award or Leading with Integrity Award.
  2. To nominate a potential award winner, complete the award application and submit it to the ACP executive director by October 31.
  3. Nominations go to a nominating committee appointed by the Board of Directors for review.
  4. The nominating committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  5. The Board of Directors approves the award recipient(s).
Award Descriptions and Eligibility

Hall of Fame
This award focuses on the entirety of an individual's career over their professional lifetime. An individual is nominated to the ACP Hall of Fame because he or she has made a significant and notable contribution to the Catholic book publishing industry in their career. Nominees may be current, past, or retired members of the publishing community. This honor may be given posthumously.

Outstanding Service Award
This award focused on a specific outstanding contribution that an individual has made during his or her career. The Outstanding Service Award is presented only when the board of directors identifies an individual whose contribution to Catholic publishing warrants recognition. Recipients in the past have included both those who have been employed by Catholic publishers and those who have served the needs of Catholic publishing.

Leading with Integrity Award
This award is intended to recognize ethical and value-based actions and behavior of an individual or company in the course of their professional duties or position as articulated in ACP’s statement of Values (available at The award can be given to a member or non-member. The award may be given out as determined by the ACP Board of Directors.