National Student Advertising Competition


District Competitions

For the first round of NSAC competitions, each team competes at the district level (determined by the geographical location of the school). 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. 

District judging panels select a first-place team(s) to move to the semi-final round. Districts that have 18 or more teams 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. More details are provided in the NSAC Policies and Procedures guide. 

Dates and locations for each district coming soon.

District 1

April 18,  2020
Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI

District 2

April 24–25, 2020
Pace University
New York, NY

District 3

April 2–3, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn, Cary-Raleigh
Cary, NC

District 4

April 25, 2020
Doubletree Sea World
Orlando, FL

District 5

April 28, 2020
Venue TBD
Columbus, OH

District 6

April 10, 2020
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel South Bend
South Bend, IN

District 7

 April 24-25, 2020
Montgomery, AL

District 8

March 28, 2020
Venue TBD
Minneapolis, MN 

District 9

April 16-17, 2020
Marriott Plaza
Kansas City, MO

District 10

April 15–16, 2020
Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
Oklahoma City, OK

District 11

April 16-18, 2020
Embassy Suites Downtown
Portland, OR

District 12

April 25, 2020
University of Arizona Eller College of Management
Tucson, AZ

District 13


District 14

April 24–25, 2020
San José State University
San José, CA

District 15

April 10, 2020
University of California–San Diego
La Jolla, CA