National Student Advertising Competition

National Student Advertising Competition


District Competitions

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 6 , 2018

Endicott College
Beverly, MA

District 2

April 20-21, 2018
Location: TBA
New York, NY

District 3

April 20, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn
Cary, NC

District 4

April 12–13, 2018
Rosen Orlando 
Orlando, FL

District 5

April 20-21, 2018
Location: Westin Hotel Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

District 6

April 12-13, 2018
Location: TBA
South Bend, IN 

District 7

April 14, 2018
Westin Hotel 
Jackson, MS

District 8

April 6–7, 2018
University of Minnesota, Wiley Hall
Minneapolis, MN

District 9

April 13, 2018
Marriott Plaza
Kansas City, MO

District 10

April 13-14, 2018
Location: TBA
Corpus Christi, TX

District 11

April 20, 2018
Motif Hotel 
Seattle, WA

District 12

April 6, 2018
Chapman University
Orange, CA

District 13

April 14
, 2018
Chaminade University
Honolulu, HI 

District 14

April 14, 2018
Art Institute of Sacramento
Sacramento, CA 

District 15

April 6, 2018
Chapman University
Orange, CA

Virtual District

Remotely via Adobe Connect