The American Advertising Awards (AAAwards) are the advertising industry’s largest competition to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in 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.”
Awards Show: Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 at the Hotel Julien
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If you have been on the fence about entering, these new categories are for you. Making this competition even more inclusive and accessible to all sizes of businesses.
- "I Can’t Believe I'm Being Paid for This": We learn that the client is always right early. Share with us the client- or boss-driven work that you, as a creative, might have wanted to go a different direction but had to complete anyway. Open to any medium.
- The Shoestring Budget: Project completed on a budget of $1000 or less. Open to any medium.
- The Gary Busey: Show us your most creative work. The truly zany, out-of-the-box stuff. The “ok, this is a crazy idea, but what if we did….” Open to any medium.
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.