2022 American Advertising Awards: It’s Time to Wear Pants Again

We’re still living in once-in-a-century strange times. Good news is, with a little ol’ vaccination you can win trophies and drink in public again. And trophies aren’t required to drink.

We’re excited to announce that this year’s award gala will be in person at the Lyric Theatre on Feb 25, 2022. Save the date! Ticket, safety requirements, and party info coming soon.

For now, let’s get the competition started…

The Competition

Let’s start with the competition: Entries will be entirely digital this year. Upload any files that you think will help judges understand your work. It may help to think of submissions as portfolio pieces: show all sides of the packaging if you want, consider some pictures of the finished piece and not just flat art files, and so on. Your work will only be judged virtually this year, so consider the deadline, take your time and show your stuff.


You can submit entries starting December 1, 2021. The last call for entries will be January 31, 2022.

Professional Entries

AAF Member: $90
Non-Member: $120
Rates apply for single entries. Each campaign entry has an additional $20 fee.
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Student Entries

AAF Member: $30
Non-Member: $35
No additional charge for student campaign entries.
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Rules & Categories

Both professional and student rules & categories can be found here.


This event is made possible thanks to a supportive creative and business community. If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s American Advertising Awards, please reach out to treasurer@aaflexington.com