American Advertising Awards Competition

Each New Year, we reflect on the year past, giving us an opportunity to revel in the work we’ve completed, showcase our very best projects, and share it with our colleagues and community… And submit it for an American Advertising Federation Award. (The recognition is first-rate, and let’s be honest, the trophies are pretty dang cool!)

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries each year across the nation. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

Members can enter at special rates. Members also receive discounted rates to the Annual Awards dinner. Not a member? Join today.

All entries will be submitted online only. Physical entries will not be accepted this year.

AAF Call for entry

Important Dates

Early Bird Discount
Enter before Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 5pm EST for $20 OFF

Deadline for All Entries
Friday, January 12, 2024 at 5pm EST

*There will be no extended deadline*

Professional Entry

Early Bird Discount
Enter before Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 5pm EST for $20 OFF

AAF Members: $90/entry (An additional $20 savings per entry!)
Non-Member: $110/entry

The American Advertising Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania (AAF NEPA) presents the American Advertising Awards on an uber-local level annually to honor exceptional advertising created in the greater Wilkes-Barre/Scranton/Hazleton metropolitan market. Awards are presented in categories representing all forms of advertising including online, print, broadcast and out-of-home. American Advertising Awards winners in NEPA then compete at a district level with the chance to advance to the national competition.

Student Entry

Early Bird Discount
Enter before Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 5pm EST for $20 OFF

AAF Student Members: $20/entry (An additional $20 savings per entry!)
Non-Member: $40/entry

We know it can be financially challenging for students to enter competitions like ours, so we wanted to make it easy this year. We’ve set our AAF Student Membership fee to $1/year AND all AAF student members will receive $20 off their entries if submitted by December 20th (yes, that means your entry could be free!) Sign up to become a student member here.

Alongside the professional entries, the Student Division is a unique national awards program designed especially for college students. Work entered at the local level can advance to the regional and national judging, just like the work entered by professionals. AAF NEPA has one of the largest and most competitive student competitions in our region. We are proud to say several national Gold Student winners entered the competition first right here in Northeast Pennsylvania.