National Student Advertising Competition

National Student Advertising Competition


District Competition

For the first round of NSAC competitions, each team has the choice of competing in-person at their district competition (determined by the geographical location of the school) or remotely through the virtual district. In-person district competitions will vary. Some competitions are held in conjunction with a professional district meeting while others are not. Some districts may only have a few teams and others will have more than 20. Some districts have competitions that last two days. Others are held for only one day. Some district competitions move from city to city around the district and others are always held in the same city. For the virtual district, student teams will compete using Adobe Connect to present their pitch. You can watch the winning presentation from last year's virtual district competition right here.

District judging panels select a first-place team(s) to move to the semi-final round. Districts that have 18 or more teams by the Intent to Participate Form due date qualify as mega-districts. In this case, teams will be evenly divided into two randomly selected competition tracks with two separate panels of judges. First-place winners from each competition track will advance to the semi-finals. If a district only has one team that intends to compete at the district level, that team will automatically be selected to compete in the virtual district. More details are provided in the NSAC Policies and Procedures guide. 

View the individual dates and locations for each district below.

District 1

April 14, 2017
Endicott College
Boston, MA

District 2

April 22-23, 2017
NYIT Auditorium at Broadway
New York, NY

District 3

April 7, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Cary
Cary, NC

District 4

April 21–22, 2017
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando
Orlando, FL

District 5

April 7-8, 2017
Campbell House Hotel
Lexington, KY

District 6

April 21, 2017
Century Center
South Bend, IN

District 7

April 7, 2017
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
Baton Rouge, LA

District 8

April 21–22, 2017
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

District 9

April 13-14, 2017
Kansas City Marriott
Kansas City, MO

District 10

April 5–6, 2017
Fort Worth Hilton
Fort Worth, TX

District 11

April 20–22, 2017
Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown 
Portland, OR

District 12

April 14, 2017
University of California–San Diego 
San Diego, CA

District 13

April 15, 2017
Servco Toyota 
Honolulu, HI

District 14

April 8, 2017 
Art Institute of Sacramento 
Sacramento, CA

District 15

April 14, 2017
University of California–San Diego 
San Diego, CA

Virtual District

April 13, 2017
Remotely via Adobe Connect