About The Awards


 

AACS is proud to announce the first Golden School Awards! Our schools go above and beyond in so many ways and now is your chance to prove why your school does it the best. All entries will be judged by beauty and wellness professionals who are independent from the AACS membership.

Winners will receive:

  • A trophy to display on campus
  • Digital badge to add to your website
  • Published in The Beauty Industry Report and Beauty Link
  • Featured on the AACS website and social media pages
  • Bragging rights for 365 days

Submit your application today!

Guidelines and Planning


Before formally submitting your application, we have put together a planning document for all applicants to download to help formulate your responses. Our questions are open ended because we want to hear directly from you why you believe your campus is the best in the category you are applying for.

It is important to note that our applications do not have the option to save a return so please take advantage of planning your answers before submitting!

Download The Submission Planning Document


There is no one that knows your campus better than yourself. Our questions are short because only you can truly describe what makes your campus better than the rest. Feel free to make your submissions as long or as short as you need to fully paint the picture of why your campus deserves to win. While submitting pictures with your entry is not required, it is encouraged.

Enter in as many categories as you wish!

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to be an AACS member to submit an application?

The Golden School Awards are only open to current AACS member schools. If you would like to learn more about an AACS members, please reach out the AACS National Office at info@beautyschools.org.

What makes a successful entry?

No ones knows your campus like you. The judges will be looking for responses that come from the heart that truly embody the award that you are applying for.

Can I submit one entry for all my campuses?

While one brand may have multiple campuses, each campus has a different culture! Therefore all applications are campus specific.

When are entries due?

All submissions must be submitted through the online portal by August 20.

Is there a cost to enter?

The entry fee is $249 per campus. With the fee you are able to submit for as many categories for one campus as you would like.

Submit your application today!