2017 Chicago American Advertising Awards

It's that time of year again! Submit your entries to the Chicago American Advertising Awards.

2017 Confirmed Judges*

Atit Shah, EVP/Executive Creative Director, Digitas Lbi - NY & Atlanta
Heidi Singleton, Chief Creative Officer, New Honor Society
Jessica Coulter, Creative Director, Energy BBDO-NY
                          Maru Kopelowicz, Global Executive Creative Director, Senior Partner at Ogilvy & Mather NY                        
Mike DePirro, Owner, DepirroParone
Nancy Abraham, VP, Advertising, Esurance
Renata Florio, Global GCD, Ogilvy & Mather NY
Sean Gleason, CMO, Dave and Buster's
Trisch Smith, EVP & Managing Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Edelman
Ivan Calle. Executive Creative Director at Zubi Advertising
Eva Santos. Chief Creative Officer Proximity Spain

Deadline Extended
Final deadline is January 19, 2017
Physical Entries are due February 10, 2017

Entry Fees:

Single - $195
Campaign - $195

Non Member: 
Single - $290
Campaign - $300
Single - $25
Campaign - $30

Enter and have the opportunity to move onto the AAA District Competition and eventually the AAF National Competition.
Also, you will have the chance to be displayed at our awards ceremony in March 2017. 
Do you have what it takes?!

Deadline Extended!
Final deadline is January 19, 2017

Professional - Competition Rules and Categories
Student - Competition Rules and Categories

*More judges to be added. We are now taking names for 2017 judges. Requirements: must be outside the Chicagoland area and Director level or above.  Please email info@chicagoadfed.org



2016 Event Highlights:

Photos Courtesy of Deja Views!
These and more images can be found on our Facebook Page! 



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