AAAwards


The American Advertising Awards (AAAwards), are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

Every year, at the local level, AAF Dubuque hosts the first level of the three-tier AAAward competition. Winning entries are awarded Silver or Gold AAAwards and are eligible to advance and compete against others in AAF’s 9th District. From there, district winners can move on to the national AAAward competition and ultimately be named “Best in the Business.”

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) is a national non-profit organization, promoting and protecting the interests of advertising and public relations. Locally, AAF Dubuque is the affiliate to the national organization and AAAward competition. AAF and all of its affiliate clubs use proceeds of the awards to enhance our field through public service, internships, advocacy, education and consumer awareness.

Professional Rules & Categories

The Details

  • VIRTUAL DROP OFF | Monday, November 1, 2021 – Friday, January 14, 2022
  • IN PERSON AWARDS SHOW | Friday, February 18, 2022

Submit five entries, get one free!

Who doesn’t love a sale? The more you enter the more you save. No discount code is needed. Your free entry deduction will be applied automatically at check-out. No coupon limits.

MEMBERS:

  • Single Entry | $63
  • Campaign Entry | $73

NON-MEMBERS:

  • Single Entry | $93
  • Campaign Entry | $103

Submit your entries

Students

The AAF Student American Advertising Awards Competition is designed specially for college students. Similar to professional work entered into the AAAwards, student work can also be entered at the local level and winners are moved on to regional and national judging.

Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time in an accredited U.S. educational institution. Student interns are eligible to enter.

You can submit work developed specifically for the AAAwards or from previous projects or contests. The only caveat is that your work must be created while you are a student and not employed in the advertising industry. National winners may receive the following:

  • Finalist certificate—great for résumés and portfolios
  • Prestigious Student American Advertising Award for first-place winners
  • $1,000 cash prize for National Best of Show winner

Student Rules & Categories

STUDENT INVESTMENT:

  • Single or Campaign | $35

Submit five entries, get one free!

Who doesn’t love a sale? The more you enter the more you save. No discount code is needed. Your free entry deduction will be applied automatically at check-out. No coupon limits.

Submit your entries

If you have any questions, please contact Johanna Talarico at JTalarico@rivermuseum.com or Danielle Stowell at dms@wickedriverevents.com.