Welcome! We appreciate your interest in judging this year's contest for the Association for Conservation Information. NEW: The recruitment period has ended, and we are in the process of assigning judges to categories and contacting them. If you applied to judge but haven't heard from us by April 15, please check your spam folder. If you don't find a message from us there, feel free to contact me.

ACI is a non-profit organization of natural resources communicators. We are made up of professionals representing state, federal and Canadian wildlife conservation and parks and natural resource agencies as well as private conservation organizations. The annual contest recognizes excellence and promotes craft improvement through competition. 

Our judges are professionals from the public and private sector who evaluate entries and offer written, constructive critiques. There are 28 categories in the following six groups (for the full list of categories, review the "Categories" tab):

  • Audio/Video
  • Communications/Education
  • Graphic Design/Photo
  • Magazine
  • New Media
  • Other Printed Products

The judging period ends May 3. Thank you for your interest in assisting ACI with the annual contest. If you have questions at any stage of the process, please contact me.

~Julie Hammonds, Awards Committee Chair, Arizona
(623) 236-7228 or jhammonds@azgfd.gov