2021 Student Competition

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

Student Division

The American Advertising Awards Competition: Student Division, is a unique national awards program designed specially for college students. Work entered at the local level can advance to the regional and national judging, just like the work entered by professionals across the country.

  • Applicants must be enrolled full-or part-time in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution
  • Student interns are eligible to enter
  • Submitted work must have been developed specifically for this competition, from previous projects or other student contests (work must be created while the entrant is a student not employed in the advertising industry)
How to Enter

Complete the entry application by Friday, January 29, 2021.

All required fields must be completed for competition entry to be valid.

Entries will be judged by a panel of local advertising, marketing, and graphic design professionals. Winning entries will be forwarded to District 6, the regional level of competition which includes Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan.

Categories and Rules

Download the 2021 Student Categories & Rules. To read more about the national student division competition, visit aaf.org.