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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.

Judging may be hosted virtually. Please check with your local Chapter to verify requirements of physical entries. Requirement of physical entry submissions is at the discretion of the local AAF Chapter.

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.

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NOTE: The entry deadline for all Professional and Student entries has been extended to Friday, January 19th at 5:00pm! 


We are excited to announce that the entry period for the American Advertising Awards, presented by AAF - Northern Michigan, officially opened on December 18, 2023. Only digital entries will be accepted for this competition...no physical entries are required!


Gold & Silver Winners will be announced and recognized at the American Advertising Awards Show held the week of February 19, 2024 in Traverse City, MI (venue to be announced).

The American Advertising Awards Show is the largest and oldest advertising awards show in the country. This is an opportunity for your work to be recognized by both a local audience of your peers and, potentially, a regional and national audience of advertising professionals. 


Our mission at AAF-Northern Michigan is to be the definitive advertising resource in Northern Michigan. Our focus is to offer networking, prefessional development and community building opportunities for local advertising professionals. Membership is open to those in our market who work in graphic design, advertising, photography, videography, traditional, digital and social media, marketing, brand development, etc.