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Put your grammar goods on the block and help fund scholarships

January 25, 2017 By Merrill Perlman Contests and Awards

Calling all word nerds! Gathering all grammar geeks! Beckoning bargain hunters!

Among the many fun things at the ACES conference is the silent auction, which benefits the ACES Education Fund.

This is where people bid on fabulous things, like editor-related swag, artwork, technology, tours, chocolate (of course!) and other fun things.

But where does the stuff come from, we hear you cry? Why, from you!

Auction Copy Editors Slide

Bring us your word-themed T-shirts, your coffee mugs yearning to be filled, your company-branded tchotchkes. If you would like it, chances are another editor would like it as well. Do you make things yourself? We LOVE homemade things. Books? Yes, please. Chocolate? Do you have to ask?

The auction will open at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 24, and end PROMPTLY at 7 p.m. Of course, there will be a bar, so you can get liquored up and make your bidding oh so smooth.

To help us get a head start, please tell us what you’re bringing by filling out this form. You can drop things off at the registration desk (labeled with your name and what you think the value is), or send them in advance, to

ACES Auction
c/o Vicki Krueger
12 Tern Cove
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Remember, the auction is only as good as the items YOU donate. And it pays for scholarships.

We look forward to seeing you in St. Petersburg soon.

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