American Advertising Awards


Partnership Opportunities

The AAF's American Advertising Awards is the industry’s largest creative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year. The program recognizes creative excellence and is the advertising industry’s toughest competition in which to win top honors. Its high standards are the result of a three-tiered judging process that begins at the level of the AAF’s 200 grassroots clubs. Winners progress to regional, then national rounds of judging—only then do winners appear on the national stage to accept their awards, at the culmination of the season at the American Advertising Awards Gala. The competition also includes an expansive student division, where the industry’s future creative stars compete for prestigious  ADDY Award honors.

The program offers a wealth of recognition and promotional opportunities for sponsors, including the competition’s national advertising efforts, its online entry portal, local and national awards shows and post-show publicity. As the industry’s largest—and probably best-known—creative competition, its reputation among advertising professionals will complement your brand. The American Advertising Federation invites you to become a sponsor of this highly respected and prestigious awards program. 


  • Exclusive visibility of your brand in front of thousands of the competition’s entrants from all facets of the advertising industry—at agencies large and small, in cities from coast to coast, enabling you to reach markets across all 50 states
  • Privileged participation opportunities, prime reserved seating and networking with industry leaders at the National American Advertising Awards Gala that recognizes the national winners on June 7, 2016 
  • Reaching untapped markets within the industry that will advance your company’s goals

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the American Advertising Awards Gala, please contact Amanda Dehart at or (202) 898-0089.


Individual Ticket to Awards Show

Ticket: $300

Program Ad

Full-page, 4-color ad, premium: $900
4-color ad with premium placement: back cover, inside front cover, inside back cover, center spread (subject to availability). Includes display of ad on-stage during the pre-show.
Full-page, 4-color ad: $750
Full-page, black & white ad: $600
*Sponsorship includes a full-page program ad.


Cancellation Policy
Requests for cancellation of tickets must be made in writing and received by the AAF by May 11, 2018. A $100 cancellation fee will be deducted from funds received and refunds will be made by the same payment method that was used to pay AAF. Cancellation requests received after May 11, 2018 will not be refunded. Sponsorships and program ads are non refundable. The AAF is a 501(c)6 organization, therefore a payment to the AAF does not qualify as a charitable contribution. A tax counselor can advise if the payment is deductible as a business expense.

Event Details

  • Cocktail Reception: 5:00pm-6:30pm 
  • Awards Show: 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Dress Code: Cocktail attire

For more information about the event, please contact Amanda Dehart at