Student Entry Information

Entry fees and submission deadlines:
Single Entry
(11/17/2014 through 12/12/2014)
CAF Member: $155
Non-Member: $265

(12/13/2014 through 01/10/2015)
CAF Member: $185
Non-Member: $295

Campaign Entry
(11/17/2014 through 12/12/2014)
CAF Member: $175
Non-Member: $285

(12/13/2014 through 01/10/2015)
CAF Member: $205
Non-Member: $315

Student Entry *
Single entry: $25
Campaign entry: $30
*Student Fees are the same through 01/10/2015

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DEADLINE 1.10.15

The Chicago American Advertising Awards are back, so it's time to show us your stuff!

Physical entry submissions are not required
All entry forms require uploaded files and/or URLs for all categories. Most standard file formats are accepted. Please do not upload .zip files or include password protected links.
  Links File Uploads
Single Entries 1 1
Campaign Entries 4 4
Integrated Campaign Entries 10 10
Chicago-only Categories 
Be acknowledged in the following Chicago-only categories:
  • Media Innovation. Use of media where media truly adds dimension to a creative concept. Includes TV, Radio, Print, Out-of-Home, Mobile, Digital and Social Media.
  • Branded Content.  Use of content to further target audience engagement in digital, print and broadcast. Examples include: contests, podcasts, video, in-program product placement, e-newsletters, Facebook and/or YouTube branded pages and newspaper print or website advertorials.
  • Consumer Engagement. Use of ambient media, stunts, pop-up shops or physical/digital alternate reality that celebrates clever use of an environment. These real-world activations supply context that amplifies content and fuels discussion
Winners in these Chicago-only categories will be honored at the Chicago American Advertising Awards Do You Measure Up? Reception in March BUT will not advance to the District or National competitions. To qualify for District or National, your submissions must meet criteria found in current AAF categories.
Save the Date for the Awards Reception!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Museum of Broadcast Communications
360 N. State St., Chicago, IL
Reception registration coming soon!
Follow @ChicagoAdFed #DoYouMeasureUp

Sponsorship Opportunities
There are a range of sponsorship opportunities available for the 2015 Chicago American Advertising Federation Awards program. Click here for details.
To become a sponsor, contact Kelly Antonou at kantonou@chicagoadfed.org.

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