National Club Achievement Competition

About the Competition

The AAF's Club Achievement Competition recognizes local advertising clubs for their initiatives in advertising education, communications, club operations, diversity and multicultural initiatives, government relations, membership, programs and public service. The competition was established to honor the significant contributions of the AAF network of professional advertising clubs and to encourage excellence in areas of club operations that contribute to the strength of the AAF's member clubs.
The AAF's member clubs are divided into five divisions based on membership size. Clubs compete within their divisions. These divisions provide for a more equitable competition and an opportunity for any size club to win.


Division I              500+ members
Division II             250 to 499 members
Division III           100 to 249 members
Division IV           Under 100 members
Division V            Ad 2 clubs

First, second and third-place awards are designated in each division within each category. A Club of the Year and President of the Year Award is given to the club in each division whose accomplishments receive the highest scores. Winners are recognized at ADMERCIA, the AAF’s national conference.

Categories of Entry

Club Operations
Policies, procedures and leadership development that contribute to the operations of a club or federation.

Cornerstone Initiatives & Events 
Designed with the intention of promoting diversity & multiculturalism, advertising education, awareness and activism with regard to government relations and championing creative excellence through the American Advertising Awards.

Membership Development & Communications
Activities designed to enhance a local advertising club or federation and its membership recruitment, retention and involvement and the communication collateral materials and/or websites produced and distributed for these purposes.

Quality programming that fosters actively interested membership, well-attended meetings and membership growth.

Public Service
Projects that effectively use advertising techniques to support local, regional and/or national programs on behalf of public interests and/or for community betterment.

You will find additional entry details for each category on the Club Achievement Submission Form.

Submitting Your Entries

Once your entry is prepared, please fill out the entry form and upload your PDF at the link below.