The nominee must meet all the following criteria to be eligible:
- Be a member in good standing of a local club or federation affiliated with the AAF
- Serve as a current local American Advertising Awards Chair or local committee member
- Demonstrate extraordinary service and a high degree of dedication to the success of the overall award program and the club (Examples include, but are not limited to an increase in entries, exceeding budget expectations, exceptional awards gala, superior promotional efforts)
- Be a current member, current chair or past chair of the National American Advertising Awards Committee.