ABANA has created three awards recognizing the contributions of both individuals and organizations and their role in promoting blacksmithing. Each award looks at a different aspect of the preservation of blacksmithing from individual contributions, furthering connections with the general public, and disseminating information to local affiliate groups. 

Blacksmith Philip Simmons was awarded ABANA's most prestigious award, the Alex Bealer Award, in 2015.

Philip Simmons

was posthumously awarded the Bealer Award in 2015.

Metal Museum in Memphis, TN

awarded the Heritage Award in 2014.

Mike McLaughlin, Humble Award Winner 2022.