Awards & Competitions

CAMX 2017 has been rescheduled for December 12-14, 2017, and Exhibit, Conference Program, and Awards updates are pending. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide updates as soon as possible. Find the latest official CAMX updates here.

Recognizing Innovation, Research, and Industry Volunteers

CAMX Award

The CAMX Award recognizes cutting-edge innovations and innovators that are shaping the future of composites and advanced materials in the marketplace.

Awards for Composites Excellence

Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE), a prestigious composites industry competition, recognizes outstanding achievement and innovation in technology, manufacturing and product development.

CAMX Poster Session

CAMX encourages the participation of the next generation of researchers, engineers and industry professionals in the 2017 CAMX Poster Session. View 2017 Poster Entries.

xC Start-up Award

The xC Start-up competition is focused on innovation, the value created by the use of composite materials in the innovation, the role of the partners in the development phase, the benefits for the end-users and market potential of the innovation. The three best-ranked teams can win up to a total of $ 10,000 prize money.

CAMX Outstanding Technical Paper Awards

Outstanding Technical Paper Awards will be presented to ten researchers who put together well-written, interesting and groundbreaking Technical Papers that have addressed critical areas of importance to the composites and advanced materials industry from business, applications, and research perspectives.

2017 Outstanding Technical Paper Award Winners

SAMPE Fellows Award

The SAMPE Fellows Award is a SAMPE society award that recognizes members for distinguished contributions in the fields of materials and processes over an extended time period. The SAMPE Awards Ceremony will include a presentation of SAMPE’s 2017 Class of Fellows. Individuals who use their SAMPE member number to register will automatically receive a ticket to the SAMPE Awards Ceremony, which will take place Monday, September 11.

SAMPE University Research Symposium

September 10-11, 2017
This is a competitive program that sponsors selected SAMPE student members to present the results of their technical research at CAMX each year. There are categories for Senior undergraduates, as well as Masters and Doctoral candidates. The best papers presented in each student category are awarded cash prizes, while winners in the PhD category are further sponsored to present their papers at SAMPE conferences in Europe and Japan.  All attendees are welcome.

ACMA Membership Awards

Come celebrate the outstanding individuals who have done their part to grow ACMA and to make the field of composites a great industry. This year’s winners are:

  • Lifetime Achievement: Bob Long, Marine Concepts
  • Hall of Fame: Rob Haberlein, Engineering Environmental
  • Outstanding Volunteer: Robert Steffen, PhD., PE, Western Carolina University

The awards will be presented during the ACMA Membership Awards and Recognition Ceremony and Reception, which will be held 5:30 – 7:00 PM on Monday, September 11th in Orlando, Florida. During the ceremony, ACMA will also announce the winner of its prestigious Chairman’s Award. For more information, contact Chessa Arey, ACMA, at


The CAMX Race is a fun and engaging competition that allows university students and young professionals the chance to win large cash prizes for demonstrating their knowledge on the Composites Industry.