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Don't have an account? Choose an entry category below to begin. Logged in users may also click these to submit additional entries.

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.

Welcome to the AAF Reno American Advertising Awards!

Guidelines for Submissions

Please submit your art online as a PDF as all entries will be judged online this year. Feel free to snap a photo or make a video of your entry if that would benefit the piece. 

Professional Rules

Student Rules

We are excited to announce 2 new LOCAL only awards this year:

Political: We created a new category just for this specialized form of advertising this year. For us, it's not about the candidates or issues at hand, but rather the creative ways you showcased them. Note this award is local only, which means a win here will not be forwarded to the District Competition, but will give you bragging rights. For political entries to win and be forwarded on, creative must entered into another non-local only category.

Best Work That Never Ran: So much great work was either created as spec or for whatever reason didn't run. We've all had clients change their minds but that doesn't mean the work doesn't warrant recognition! Note this award is local only, which means a win here will not be forwarded to the District Competition, but will give you bragging rights.

We will also be awarding a Judges Choice Mosaic Award. The Mosaic Award best exemplifies the spirit of diversity and inclusion by demonstrating an understanding of and sensitivity to the needs, concerns, and buying practices of multi-cultural audiences.

For questions about submissions and payments, please contact Linda Ramos at ljramos@sbcglobal.net or 775-772-5262.

You can pay online or mail your check to: 
AAF Reno
P.O. Box 12333
Reno, NV 89510

Want to save money on your entry fees? Become a member!

Entry Fees:

Pricing  
Member - Single $95.00
Member - Campaign $115.00
   
Non-Member - Single $125.00
Non-Member - Campaign $145.00
   
Students $35.00

All entries are due by January 16th, 2023! Entries accepted with a late fee of $30 through January 18th.

*Students can enter work until January 22nd with no late fee due to winter break*


Drop Off Party and 2023 Gala

Want to show off your physical entry pieces at the gala? Bring one to our in-person drop off party. Details to come soon. 

Look out for a Save The Date for our 2023 Gala!