Now Accepting Nominations for the 2021 Barton A. Cummings Gold Medal Award

We are looking for distinguished individuals who serve the advertising industry through volunteer work with the AAF.

WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2021—The Barton A. Cummings Gold Medal Award was established by the American Advertising Federation's board of directors in 1994 to recognize distinguished individuals for their service to advertising through work with the AAF. This award is AAF’s highest volunteer service award.

Nominees for the Barton A. Cummings Gold Medal Award may come from any one of three AAF member classifications: Advertisers, Advertising Agencies, and/or Media Companies. They must have contributed significantly as an AAF volunteer to the advancement of advertising at the National level for at least five plus years.

In addition, the honoree should have demonstrated:

  • Understanding and support for the Local clubs, Districts, Regional, Council of Governors’ and National structures.
  • Exceptional leadership in one or more AAF activities including but not limited to the advancement of advertising education, diversity and inclusion, government relations, governance, industry recognition, public service, self-regulation or other services important to the AAF.

Deadline to submit nominations is March 15, 2021. Nominate today!