Awards and Recognition

Celebrating FFA members

FFA members from across the country will be recognized in Indianapolis for their marvelous talents and accomplishments as individuals, teams and chapters. This recognition allows us to celebrate the vast talents and interests of our membership.

Awards and recognition at the National FFA Convention & Expo includes the Agricultural Proficiency Awards, Agriscience Fair, American FFA Degree, American Star Awards, Career and Leadership Development Events, Honorary Awards and National Chapter Awards.

2021 Event Updates

Agricultural Proficiency Awards
  • July: Application judging
  • August: National finalists announced and online orientation packets available
  • September: National finalist interviews (virtual)
  • October: Winners and finalists recognized on-stage at the national convention

» Visit Agricultural Proficiency Awards page
Questions? Please contact proficiency@ffa.org.

Agriscience Fair
  • July: Application judging
  • August: National finalists announced and online orientation packets available
  • September: National finalist interviews (virtual)
  • October: Winners and finalists (Top 3) recognized on-stage at the national convention

» Visit Agriscience event page
Questions? Please contact agriscience@ffa.org.

American FFA Degree
  • August: Recipients announced and online orientation packets available
  • October: Recipients honored in-person at the national convention

» Visit American FFA Degree page
Questions? Please contact americandegree@ffa.org.

American Star Awards
  • June: Application judging
  • July: National finalists announced and online orientation packets available
  • August: National finalist interviews (virtual)
  • October: Winners and finalists recognized on-stage at the national convention

» Visit American Star Awards page
Questions? Please contact stars@ffa.org.

Career and Leadership Development Events

All Career and Leadership Development Events will have virtual and in-person elements. Most events will have a qualified advancement except animal and animal product events. All virtual events will be confirmed by June 1. Stay tuned to the CDE and LDE Status Tracker for all event changes.

» Visit CDE & LDE page
Questions? Please contact cde@ffa.org.

Honorary Awards
  • August: Recipients announced and recipient information available online
  • October: Recipients honored in-person at the national convention

» Visit Honorary Awards page
Questions? Please contact honorary@FFA.org.

National Chapter Awards
  • July: Application judging
  • August: National finalists announced and online orientation packets available
  • September: National finalist presentations and interviews (virtual)
  • October: Winners and finalists recognized on-stage at the national convention

» Visit National Chapter Awards page
Questions? Please contact nationalchapter@ffa.org.