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Returning Entrants: click here to access your past submissions or select a category from above to make an additional entry.

To access the Judges Portal, you will need to use the credentials sent to you by AAF National.

Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the American Advertising Awards competition rules, categories and entry procedures for 2022-2023 have been modified to allow for the possibility of remote online judging.

In some categories, entrants are allowed and/or required to upload additional digital examples of an entry. This is intended to provide more appropriate content for the judges, should a virtual judging solution be necessary. For most categories, there has been no change from prior competition years.

Please carefully follow all online submission guidelines provided within the entry system, in order to ensure that your work is properly represented during all three tiers of the American Advertising Awards competition.

Submissions for this year’s AAF Charlotte American Advertising Awards will open on December 1, 2022. The final date to submit is January 6, 2023. 

*Deadline extension: January 11, 2023

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition. The mission of the Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising done during the previous year. Winners are selected by the judges and given a Gold or Silver award.

This is the most exciting AAF Charlotte event of the year where the whole of the Charlotte advertising community comes together to support the work of both professionals and students.

A reminder that all entries will be submitted and judged virtually; we are not accepting any physical entries. 

  • In all categories where a physical printout is typically needed, entrants are allowed to upload a written description, video, photography and/or any digital examples of the entry to help with judging.

  • With this in mind, there WILL NOT be a physical entry drop-off location this year. If a check needs to be mailed please send it to 5970 Fairview Rd. Suite 610, Charlotte, NC 28210 (Attn: AAF Charlotte).



  • Early Bird Deadline ($10 discount): Friday, December 16, 2022, by 11:59 pm
    • Members: Single Entry is $90  /  Campaign Entry is $105
    • Non-Members: Single Entry is $115  /  Campaign Entry is $135
  • Professional Deadline: Friday, January 6, 2023, by 11:59 pm
    • Members: Single Entry is $100  /  Campaign Entry is $115
    • Non-Members: Single Entry is $125  /  Campaign Entry is $145
  • Deadline Extension ($10 upcharge): Wednesday, January 11, 2023, by 11:59 pm
    • Members: Single Entry is $110  /  Campaign Entry is $125
    • Non-Members: Single Entry is $135  /  Campaign Entry is $155


  • Friday, January 6, 2023, by 11:59 pm
  • No physical drop-off location due to COVID-19
  • Your 1st entry is paid for by the Charlotte Student Awards Fund. Each additional entry thereafter is $30.

Please e-mail charlotteaaawards@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. 

For information on the 2022-2023 Professional or Student American Advertising Awards, please visit aafcharlotte.com.