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2024 American Advertising Awards FAQs

AAFCM American Advertising Awards FAQ

It’s that time of e of year again…AAA Season! The American Advertising Awards (AAA) is one of our staple events – a national competition available to all creatives locally.

A few steps are involved in submitting your work, and we’re here to help you navigate the process seamlessly. Whether you’re new to the AAA submission process or just need a refresher, we want to help answer any questions you might have.

If you have any additional questions that we don’t address below, please check our social channels for more information or reach out to us! We’re happy to help and want to make this a successful and fun event for everyone.

Q: How are virtual submissions different?

A: The submission process will be the same as previous years, with the only difference being that all of your work will be submitted digitally. There will be no physical files given to us. Details on submitting your work can be found at the 2024 American Advertising Awards website.

Q: Do I still need to print and mount my work?

A: Yes and no! Printing your work for judging is not needed as our judges will not be coming in-person. When you submit your work, you will have the opportunity to attach up to 5 files and an optional video upload.

Mounting for display at our in-person event in February is required. Please mount your work to a 16″ x 16″ black mounting board and glue/tape one of the manifest numbers to the back. If you don’t have your own boards they can be purchased for $5/piece and picked up at WhiteBox Marketing.

Q: Who can I reach out to if I need help with the submission process?

A: Please reach out to Amanda Hackett at for any questions. She will be happy to help!

Q: Do I have to be a marketing agency to submit?

A: Absolutely not! The American Advertising Awards highlights the work of all creatives, no matter how big or small. Whether you’re a student, freelancer, or work in-house or at an agency, your work is welcome! We are so lucky to live in a community with strong talent and we want to see it all.

Q: Where do I find a list of categories to submit?

A: You can find Professional categories here and Student categories here.

Q: What if I feel like my work is best seen tangibly/in-person?

A: We get it! Often, the best part of a project is seeing it all come together off-screen. Being able to touch it, feel it, and show it off to all your friends. Our recommendation is to take the time to get quality proofs of your work and present it as best you can on-screen. This might mean mocking up a scene in which your work might appear. Think about how you might present a concept to your clients/boss before it’s actually been created. Anything you can do to help someone visualize the work will help.

Q: How do I buy a ticket for the show?

A: You can buy tickets for The Show on our event page. Early bird tickets are available to purchase until January 26th, 2024.

Q: Are there any AAA entry/show ticket discounts?

A: Yes! If you are an AdFed member, either student or professional, you will receive a discount on your submissions and ticket prices for the show. Discounts are as follows:

Single Entry: Professionals $60 (Non-Member $100) – Students $40 (Non-Member $55)

Campaign Entry: Professionals $100 (Non-Member $160) – Students $50 (Non- Member $70)

Ticket Pricing: A Discount on your show ticket.

If these price breaks aren’t enough to convince you to become a member, check out all of our member benefits.