University of Illinois Extension
The Illinois Steward

An Award-Winning Publication

Awards from UCEA

University Continuing Education Association (UCEA)
Marketing and Publications Awards
2006 Gold Award — Annual/Anniversary/Special Report/Magazine

The Communicator Awards
2006 Award of Excellence — Print Fall 2004 issue
2006 Award of Excellence — Print Winter 2004 issue

Awards from ACE

The Illinois Steward magazine has won numerous awards from Agricultural Communicators in Education (ACE), an international organization that hosts competitions for publications.

  • 2003 Gold-Award for Cover Photography
  • 2003 Silver-Award for Color Photo Series
  • 2003 Bronze-Award for Magazines and Periodicals
  • 2002 Silver Award-Graphic Design: Print, four or more colors
  • 2001 Bronze Award-Graphic Design: Print, four or more colors
  • 2001 Bronze Award-Publishing: Four-color popular publications
  • 2000 Silver Award-Graphic Design: Illustration: single or series
  • 1998 Silver Award-Publications: Four-color periodicals
  • 1997 Gold Award-Publications: Four-color periodicals
  • 1997 Gold Award-Graphic Design: Illustration: series
  • 1997 Outstanding Professional Skill Award Graphic Design
  • 1996 Gold Award-Publications: Four-color periodicals
  • 1995 Gold Award-Publications: Four-color periodicals

Recognition of Quality

Recognition of quality goes beyond awards. The Illinois Steward has been sought out by agencies and organizations to produce high-quality articles that articulate their research, projects and programs. The Illinois Steward produced an article and reprints for the Office of the Governor for the State of Illinois to honor the conservation initiatives and accomplishments of then Governor Jim Edgar. Quantity reprints have been used by the Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, U of I Arboretum, U of I Office of Continuing Education's Robert Allerton Park and Conference Center, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Illinois Grasslands Conservation Initiative Committee, The Nature Conservancy, and The Wetlands Initiative for their educational and promotional efforts.