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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.

Western Virginia Advertising Awards

CONTINUING FOR 2023: All entries and judging will be done online. There will not be a take-in day or physical entries required. (This also applies to district and national judging for winners.) However, we do plan to have a gallery of work shown at the gala, so we would like your entries to be able to hang. See below for info on where to drop off physical entries.  

The gala will be in person in early March 2023

Entries can be submitted online beginning Nov. 1.

  • The deadline for professional entries is Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 5 p.m.
  • The Early deadline for student entries is Saturday Dec. 10 and Final deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m.

Drop-off locations for Professional and Student Entries for Gala Gallery Hanging:    
January 12, 13 and January 16, 17 and 18 
from 10am - 4pm    

LeadPoint Digital
10 Church Ave SE, Suite 300
Roanoke, VA 24011-2120

Cindy Rawlins at VCOM
309 North Knollwood Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Contact Cindy at crawlins@vcom.edu to let her know when you are coming so she can make sure someone will be there to give you access to the building.




Professional rules and categories (downloads PDF)
Student rules and categories (downloads PDF)



  • Professional Single: $90 (Member) / $125 (Non-member)
  • Professional Campaign Entry: $100 (Members) / $135 (Non-members)
  • Student Entry: $25

Membership in the AAF Roanoke is required to get the Member rate. If you would like to become a member of the club, please contact the Western Virginia Advertising Awards Chair for more information or visit https://aafroanoke.org/membership/