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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.

Enter the AAF Mississippi Gulf Coast 2023 American Advertising Awards Competition!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE Wed., JAN. 18, 2023 at 11:59 pm


No physical items will be required for submission to judging. Since all entries will be judged virtually at the local, district, and national levels this year, there is no need to prepare and submit physical entries. That being said, it will be even more important to upload great photos and videos, where allowable. For nearly all entries, you are now able to upload five files/images and a video. We urge you to submit as many attachments as possible to convey the piece in its entirety. For physical printed entries, a video is highly encouraged showing the piece in action and representing your entry in the best way possible. 

Use the login info in the left sidebar to access the submission portal. Please email any questions to aafmsgulfcoast@gmail.com.


NOTE  |  Additions/Changes to Professional Categories

  • Many of the category numbers have changed – please review the rules document.
  • Public Service work must improve the public’s health, education and/or welfare. This work may be paid or pro bono. Public service work does not qualify in any other categories. Individual elements may be entered into Elements of Advertising. Pro Bono work/elements are NOT eligible for Best of Show consideration.
  • Any work to promote an ad agency, media outlet, production company, freelancer or ad club must be entered in the Advertising Industry Self Promotion category.
  • Sales videos or product brochures are not eligible to be entered in the Branded Content categories. These categories are only for content that drives engagement, brand awareness or loyalty – not a sales message.
  • Any changes to the rules for this year’s competition are in red text within the professional and student rules PDF documents


NOTE  |  Additions/Changes to Student Categories

  • Any changes to the rules for this year’s competition are in red text within the professional and student rules PDF documents.


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