National Student Advertising Competition


NSAC Finals

June 7–8, 2018 | Hilton Chicago

The last and final round of the NSAC competition is Finals, held in conjunction with ADMERICA, the AAF's  national conference. This year's conference will be at the Hilton Chicago, June 7-8, 2018. Only the top eight teams who qualify will compete in the Finals, moving the best of the best forward. During the Finals, the judges’ panel considers the plans book and presentation score sheets, reflects on the work of all of the teams and determines the rankings. 1st- through 3rd-place winners will be recognized at the NSAC Awards Luncheon.

NSAC Awards Luncheon: Winners Announced
June 9, 2019 | 12:30–2:45pm
Hilton Chicago

Awards & Prizes

The top three teams will be awarded with trophies and cash prizes: 1st place $3,500; 2nd place $2,500; and 3rd place $2,000.  Additional prizes and awards will also be distributed:

AdMall for Agencies
NSAC Best Use of Marketing Research Award: This award includes a $1,000 grant and a trophy, and is given to a finalist team who has demonstrated the best use of marketing research in their NSAC presentation and plans book.

Simmons Research
NSAC Best Plans Book Award: This award includes a $1,500 cash prize.

AAF District 7
Bolton-MacVicar Best Presenter Award: Every year judges select an individual student whom they felt did the most outstanding job in their presentation and rewards him/her with a $500 cash prize.