2017 American Advertising Awards Competition

January 9, 2017


By Armida Villalvazo


 2017 AAA Inland Empire

The American Advertising Federation Inland Empire Chapter (AAF IE) is accepting entries for the 2017 American Advertising Awards Competition honoring exceptional advertising created in the Inland Empire. Entries must be received by Jan. 27, 2017.  

Honoring advertising excellence in all media in over 200 categories, The American Advertising Awards is known as the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence with nearly 40,000 entries in local competitions each year. Also, all work created by college students qualifies for the competition’s student track—the 2016 Inland Empire Student competition was the 7th largest in the nation.  

Entries will be judged Feb. 11, 2017 by a panel of advertising creative executives from outside the Inland Empire, who then will select the winners. Only new creative work created in the Inland Empire and published or aired between Jan.1 and Dec.31 of 2016 are eligible for consideration. 

Inland Empire’s winners of ADDY Awards will be honored during a gala on March 17, 2017 held at the Historic Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside. A student gala will occur directly preceding a professional gala. All work winning awards at the local level are eligible to compete in the second level of competition, the AAF District 15 American Advertising Awards, held in April. District winners are then eligible for entry in the National American Advertising Awards competition.

All national winners will be honored at the American Advertising Awards celebration during the American Advertising Federation’s ADMERICA conference in New Orleans in June. 

For more information about entering locally and to drop off your entries go to the informational event at the Art Institute, Wednesday, January 18. You can ask all your questions and get tips on how to enter. Reserve your spot here.  

Proceeds from the American Advertising Awards help support the AAF-Inland Empire’s educational programs, public service projects and proactive government relation’s efforts. 

For more information contact Mark Landon, American Advertising Awards chair, at 909-986-7502 or visit www.AAF-InlandEmpire.com.