Below are some of our more frequently asked questions, organized by category:
Since 2016, the African Community Service Awards have recognized individuals or groups for their outstanding community service efforts within African communities.
No. Non-U.S. based individuals or groups are eligible for the ACSA.
This year's awards ceremony will be held on September 3th, 2023 at the Hilton (Mark Center) in Alexandria, Virginia. Red carpet photos begin at 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time), and the event will proceed until 8:00 pm.
Yes. Separate tickets are available for each event. However, we have a ticket that covers both events.
ACSA does not accept donations, but members of the public can support the organization and the event by becoming a sponsor or advertising their businesses.
If you have any questions regarding the ACSAs, please contact 703-772-9399 or email@example.com
Award recipients are chosen from a pool of nominations (submitted names of people who have been recommended to receive an award). After our Committee reviews their work, the final lineup of award recipients are chosen.
Anyone may nominate, and all submissions are online. Nominations for the 2023 Awards will be taken through the form on the link below:
There is no limit to the number of nominations a person can submit.
Nominations are free.
No. Submitters are encouraged to nominate those that have not been recognized previously. Previous winners will not be considered.
Yes; if a nominee is found not following the submission instructions, omitting key information and/or submitting inaccurate information, their nomination will no longer be considered and they will be disqualified.
We stop accepting nominations for each year on December 31st for the following year's awards. Example, for nominations for 2023, the deadline is 12/31/2022.
ACSA Committee staff will send email notifications only to the selected nominees in late winter of each year.
Attendance is not required; however, we recommend that all recipients attend the event, as this will be an opportunity to be publicly recognized for impacting lives within your community. If you do not plan to attend, please notify an ACSA team member and appoint a substitute who will accept the award on your behalf. If you don’t appoint a substitute, an ACSA team member will accept the award on your behalf.
No, all award recipients enter for free.
Yes. However, the person that will represent the group enters for free. Other group members will need to purchase tickets if they choose to attend the event.
Yes, family/guests of award recipients are required to purchase tickets to attend the event.
You can advertise your business in the ACSA brochure, an electronic brochure that will be made available to guests on the day of the awards ceremony and throughout the year until the next event. You can also set up a sales booth outside of the evet hall to showcase your products. Information regarding booth sales and brochure pricing will be made available closer to the award ceremony date.