American Advertising Awards

Local Competition. National Recognition.

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries nationwide. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. It all begins with your local club competition, hosted by AAF Triangle! Winners from the Triangle advance to the District 3 Competition (NC, SC, VA) and ultimately to the Nationals!

The AAF Triangle Competition extends as far east as Wilmington and as far west as Greensboro. This local competition has seen winners advance to win top honors at District level, as well as National level. With such great creativity in Central and Eastern North Carolina, it’s easy to see why.

Advertising’s Night On The Town

AAF Triangle presents awards to exceptional advertising students, researchers, and professionals. These awards honor influential, revolutionary, and transformative leaders and their work. They are supported by AAF Triangle through their contributions that recognize and promote excellence in advertising. As the philanthropic arm of the AAF Triangle, the AAF champions individual advertisers who are making an impact in their workplace and community. We recognize advertising visionaries who have elevated the field, and we support the next generation of advertisers who will transform the profession.

Interested in Joining?

Members of AAF have dedicated professionals who work, teach, and study in the field; and have a passion for advancing the advertising industry. As an active member, you’ll have access to AAF’s well-connected community that will help you boost your knowledge and advance your career. Plus, you can connect with advertising agencies and marketers in the Triangle through one of our professional chapters across North America.

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As the saying goes “It takes a village.” Join our village and help bring the region’s marketing and advertising community to life.

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The 2022 American Advertising Awards

We’re looking forward to the coming awards season and want you to start getting ready. Once again, this year’s judging will be virtual, so there will be no need to prepare physical entries! This makes it super easy to enter. Final dates will be coming soon, but the general timeline will remain the same:

  • Entries Due: Early January
  • Judging Completed: Early February
  • Gala: Late February/Early March

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