American Advertising Awards

The American Advertising Awards is one of the industry’s largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through local club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the spirit of creative excellence in advertising.

Enter Locally, Think Nationally. Find your state and click “Enter” to start submitting your work. The national awards show will take place during ADMERICA, AAF’s national conference.

How-to-Enter Guide

For District 3 Clubs Only (after local competition):

Forwarding Checklist

  • ALL Gold Entries
  • Any Silver Entries in which the entrant has paid a fee to forward
  • Club Invoice for Professional and Student competitions (you can find this by clicking Manage for the competition and then select “Download Summary” under the “Forwarding Manager” dropdown. Select “Print PDF by Category and print that document. Please note, this may download a HTML file and not a PDF.)
  • Check made payable to “AAF District 3” covering the total forwarded amount 

Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the American Advertising Awards competition rules, categories and entry procedures for 2020-2021 have been modified to allow for the possibility of remote online judging. For this reason, AAF District 3 will not be accepting physical entries.

Forwarding Fees

  • $85 for Professional Single
  • $95 for Professional Campaign
  • $25 for Student Single or Campaign

Please mail your club’s forwarding payment to:

David Campbell
ATTN: American Advertising Awards
1411 Gervais Street, Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29201

All entries must be forwarded in the competition software and payment must be received by March 15, 2021.

Contact Us

John Howard, District 3 American Advertising Awards Chair
AAF Charlotte
(704) 421-8152