Bad Year - Great Work 2021

AAF FORT WORTH

AAF FORT WORTH - AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS 2021

Last year was ... not good. But you wouldn't know it from the quality of the work. Show us how you perfected the art of the virtual brainstorm, designed an amazing website while home schooling, or just generally told 2020 to GTFO -- you had work to do.

RULES & CATEGORY INFO

Student Rules | Professional Rules | Entry Guide

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FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE JAN. 15

ENTER NOW!

IMPORTANT DATES

Mark your calendars

DEC 18 - by midnight; Early Entry Deadline

DEC 31 - by midnight; Early Entry Deadline

JAN 15 - by 5 pm; Final Entry Deadline

JAN 16 - 21 - Online Judging

FEB TBD 2021 - ADDY Gala and Awards Ceremony (Watch for details)

QUESTIONS?

FAQ & How To

Katie Betik, AAF-FW President, [email protected].

(817) 845-1977

ENTRY FEES

Save by submitting prior to the Early Entry Deadline!

EARLY ENTRY FEES/SUBMIT BY DEC 31 - BY MIDNIGHT

  • Professional Members – $90 single, $105 campaigns
  • Professional Non-Members – $135 single, $150 campaigns
  • Students – $55 both single and campaign entries

 

FINAL ENTRY FEES/SUBMIT BY JAN 15 - BY 5 PM

  • Professional Members – $110 single, $125 campaigns
  • Professional Non-Members – $155 single, $170 campaigns
  • Students – $55 both single and campaign entries

MEMBERSHIP SAVINGS

If you are planning to submit 4 or more entries and are not a member of AAF-Fort Worth, you really should join -- you’ll save $45/entry by being a member! Here’s how:

  • Join AAF
  • Select “member” when setting up your entrant profile

Here’s where all the magic happens. Joining AAF connects you with the local and national advertising and marketing community. That means networking events, cutting-edge educational programs, and some pretty stout discounts with participating companies. Keep up with current advertising and marketing trends and the people who make our industry stand out.

BECOME AN AAF CLUB MEMBER

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FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE JAN. 15

ENTER NOW!

MEET THE JUDGES

Our judges are always well-qualified and have impressive resumes. And this year is no exception. In fact, we think our judges are particularly outstanding – but you be the judge (of the judges):

Kurt Thigpen

Kurt Thigpen - CEO

Ace Studios, Reno, NV

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Jennifer Kohnhorst - DIRECTOR OF CONTENT

Bluespire Marketing, St. Paul, MN

Kurt Thigpen

Anne Grigsby - OWNER

Grigsby Design, Boca Raton, FL

NEW CATEGORIES:

THE PIVOT (AKA THE ROSS GELLER AWARD)

This award recognizes the fine art of turning on a dime to create COVID-19-inspired work that was relevant and effective without capitalizing on the crisis.

CANCELED BY COVID

Work that was thisclose to launch before hitting a big coronavirus-shaped wall gets its due in this category.

LOCAL FLAVOR

Whether it's promoting a locally based brand or celebrating the city itself, it’s all Fort Worth, all the time in this special category.

HOW IT STARTED / HOW IT’S GOING

Rebranding, repositioning or re-websiting (you know what we mean) gets recognized in this category, as long as you take us on the journey from there to here.

THE DO-OVER

This category lets you call a mulligan on work that you entered in the past that SHOULD have won something but didn’t. Because everything deserves a second chance.

SPONSORSHIPS

If you'd like to sponsor the American Advertising Awards, please contact Colleen Fischer at 614-580-2438 or email her at [email protected]Download Sponsorship Form