LEADING UP TO THE BIG DAY:

Enter your best work by January 18 to make sure you can take part in the promenade. Submissions are so easy you can probably do it while practicing how to put on a bow tie—or balance in high heels.

On February 22, dress to impress in your best—or most creative—prom attire. You want to party like it’s 1989 in puffy dress sleeves or orange tuxes? Go for it. Want to pretend it’s a zombie prom? That’s okay too. We want you to have fun and be creative. Just… skip out on spiking the punch. There will already be alcohol at the ceremony, unlike in high school.

REASONS TO ENTER

BRAGGING RIGHTS

Bragging rights are granted to each company (or individual) upon winning. The winner is entitled to one year of shame-free boasting.

CLIENT RELATIONS

Looking for a reason to call clients? Nothing works better than telling them their project just won an award and is moving on to district competition.

COMMUNITY

Entering the AAA’s helps enhance advertising through programs such as public service, advocacy groups, and consumer awareness.

NEW THIS YEAR

Rookie of the Year Award

Do you know someone new in the industry who’s really stood out? Nominate them for Rookie of the Year.*

Bronze Awards

You now have an extra chance to take home a trophy!

*Individual must have either graduated from college May 2017 or later or have started their first full-time advertising position January 2018 or later.

RULES & CATEGORIES

Check out the American Advertising Awards rules and categories for 2018-19.
Download the latest version to ensure your work is entered in the correct category.

Professional Rules and Categories
Student Rules and Categories

SPECIAL AWARDS

Silver Medal AWARD

Know someone who has made outstanding contributions to advertising and furthered the industry’s standards and creative excellence?

Nominate Now

AAF CEDAR VALLEY MVP

Know someone who’s made a big impact on the advertising community, but who hasn’t had enough lifetime to qualify for a Lifetime Achievement Award?

Nominate Now
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DATES TO REMEMBER

SUBMISSION OPENS
December 17

EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS
January 4

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
JANUARY 18

AWARDS CEREMONY
FEBRUARY 22

PRICING

Member Pricing

Early Bird Single: $65
Early Bird Campaign: $75
Single Entry: $75
Campaign: $85
Student: $25

Non-Member Pricing

Early Bird Single: $100
Early Bird Campaign: $110
Single: $110
Campaign: $120
Student: $30