The OCW Consortium Awards for OpenCourseWare Excellence (ACE) provide annual recognition to outstanding contributions in the OCW Consortium community. They also recognize individual leadership in moving the ideals of OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources forward. These awards recognize distinctive open education sites, technological innovations, notable open courses, and exemplary leaders in Open Education worldwide. This year we introduced new award categories including Individual Awards, Site & Course Awards and Project Awards to maximize the opportunities for nominations and extending the range and variety of the awards. The awards will be announced on Apr 24, 2014 at the Awards ceremony during OCWC Global 2014.