ASEV Extension Distinction Award


ASEV Extension Distinction Award

The ASEV Extension Distinction Award recognizes a current extension professional based on his or her outstanding contribution of:

  1. information in enology or viticulture through his or her extension program
  2. the translation of novel research findings into commercially applicable tools for enologists or viticulturists

The award recognizes distinguished contributions in extension with expertise in enology or viticulture. The recipients receive a plaque and monetary award and are expected to make a presentation on their programs at the upcoming ASEV National Conference.

The award may or may not be given annually depending upon nominations. An individual may only win this award once.

Note: This award was not developed as an early career or a lifetime achievement award, but is one that evaluates current work. Most eligible nominees have been developing Extension type programs for 7+ years. Late career or retired Extension faculty may be considered for the Merit Award that honors individuals at those respected stages.


  • Nominee must be a current ASEV member.
  • Nominee must be a current (active) extension professional (viticulture or enology) at the time of the award.
  • Previous recipients of this award are not eligible.

Nomination Process

Nominations of individuals actively engaged in extension and the translation of new or existing technical knowledge in the fields encompassed by enology and viticulture are encouraged.

  • Nominations are accepted all year; however, to be considered for the current award cycle, nominations must be received by August 1 each year.
  • Nominators and nominees must be current ASEV members at the time of nomination (awardees must have maintained their membership at the time of award).
  • Self-nominations are allowed.
  • Eligible nominees not selected for the award in the year of the initial nomination shall be kept on file for automatic consideration for up to 3 additional years. Approximately 1 month before the closing of nominations in the next nomination cycle, the original nominators will be asked if they would like to update their nomination letter. Additional nominations by different nominators does not count for the 3-year roll-forward limit.  
  • A nomination letter is required as a part of the nomination process - this is critical in the review process (see nomination submission form for letter content specifics). 

Review Process

  • The Extension Distinction Award Committee, composed of ASEV board members and current professional or emeritus members, will review nomination letters.
  • A CV may be requested by the committee Chair after nominees are reviewed for eligibility. This includes requesting an updated CV for any nominees who have been rolled forward from previous years.
  • The Committee will make final recommendations to the ASEV Board.
  • The final selection and approval is made by the ASEV Board.

Click to Submit Your Nomination (August 1 Deadline)

General information

Nomination for the Extension Distinction Award

The nomination process includes the following: