2020 American Advertising Awards: The Decades

On behalf of our board members and committee chairs, we’re excited to celebrate with you at the American Advertising Awards Gala. We have a fun evening in store and colorful attire is encouraged!

2020 Awards Gala

Mark your calendars: The 2020 American Advertising Awards Gala will be 6:00pm, February 28, 2020 at the historic LYRIC Theatre.

This year we’re offering something new: VIP Packages. One VIP Package includes 8 attendees; single VIP tickets aren’t available. The package includes:

  • Fast Pass at the Bar.
  • Separate entrance point to avoid the entrance line (Check in station).
  • Reserved Table in the Gallery.
  • Reserved Seating in the Show room.

Only 6 VIP Packages are available, so move fast.


  • Member VIP Package: $900 for 8 people
  • Non-Member VIP Package: $1200 for 8 people
  • Member Group Tickets: $300 for 4 tickets
  • Non-Member Group Tickets: $400 for 4 tickets
  • Member Single Ticket: $90
  • Non-Member Single Ticket: $120


Professional Entries

AAF Member: $90
Non-Member: $120

Rates apply for single entries. Each campaign entry has an additional $20 fee.

(Update: the 2020 Entry window has closed).

Apply Now

Student Entries

AAF Member: $30
Non-Member: $35

No additional charge for student campaign entries or last call entries.

(Update: the 2020 Entry window has closed).

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Early Bird Discount

For member & non-member entrants who submit their work before 11:59 PM on January 3, 2020, a $15 discount will be applied to each entry. This discount does not apply to student entrants. To be eligible for this discount, all submissions must be complete with the guidelines & requirements provided.

(Update: the 2020 Entry window has closed).

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Last Call for Entries

The last call for entries was January 22rd, 2020.

(Update: the 2020 Entry window has closed).

Professional Rules & Categories

Student Rules & Categories

Drop-off Mixer

We’ll throw a fun mixer the night of the final drop-off. Save the date now: January 23, 2020. Drop-off and mixer party will be at Base 110, 4-8pm.

Wrap up your submissions the day before, and use this as an excuse to duck out early to drop off your physical entries & party.

(Update: The Drop-Off Mixer was a success).


February 28, 2020 - 6:00 pm


Lyric Theatre, 300 E 3rd Street Lexington, KY 40508