Get recognized!

Thank you for your submissions. The deadline to enter your work has now passed. Stay tuned for the list of Chicago winners.

There are two categories, professional and student. There are three tiers of awards, as winners from Chicago will go on to a district competition before competing nationally.

JUDGING PERIOD: February 23rd - March 3rd, 2019

Thank you to our 2019 Judges

Jon Arnold, SVP/Executive Creative  Director, Bohan, Nashville
Joe Bartolucci, Creative Director, Fasetto, Portland
Matt Burgess, Creative Director, Wongdaddy, LA
Nic Climer, Executive Creative Director, Managing Partner, Rapp, Dallas
Blake Ebel , Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Fear Not, Denver
Vanessa Goh, Creative Director/Writer, Pandora, San Francisco
BO Haynes, Associate Creative Director, Parsons, Charlotte
Amy Jarrard, Freelance Creative Director, Minneapolis
EJ McNulty, Executive Creative Director, Wunderman, Minneapolis
Heidi Singleton, Chief Creative Officer, New Honor Society, St Louis
Leila Singleton, Freelance Hands-on Creative and Art Director, L.S. Boldsmith, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Chris Smith, Creative Director/Writer, The Richards Group, Dallas
Vince Soliven, Executive Creative Director, MVNP, Hawaii


Congratulations to CAF's 2018 Chicago American Advertising Awards Winners!

View the full list of CAF's American Advertising Award Winners.


The Chicago Advertising Federation exists to foster momentum in Chicago’s advertising industry. The four pillars of the Chicago Advertising Federation are:

  • Professional Enrichment
  • Chicago Market & Industry Recognition
  • Networking
  • Community Involvement

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