Awards & Competitions

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.

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.

2016 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 25-26, 2016
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. Click here for a schedule of presentations at CAMX. All attendees are welcome.

ACMA Membership Awards

Recognizing the exceptional people who have done their part in making the field of composites a great industry is a core goal of the ACMA Member Awards Program. Please consider nominating someone that you have either worked with directly or whose work sets the standard for recognition in the industry. The awards will be presented during the ACMA Membership Awards and Recognition Ceremony and Reception, which will be held 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Monday, September 11th at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida.  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.