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


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

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Thank you to our 2018 amazing judges.

Molly Adler, Creative Director/Art Director, BBDO, New York 
Harry Bernstein, Chief Creative Officer, Havas, New York 
Matt Burgess, Creative Director, Wongdaddy, LA
Anthony Chelvanathan, Group Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Canada
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
Jessie Harte, VP Director, Experience Design, DigitasLBi, New York 
Amy Jarrad, Freelance Creative Director, Minneapolis
Melisa Mackevicius-Leonard, SVP, New Business Director, McCann, Detroit
Stuart Oneil, Executive Creative Director, SVP, GTB, Detroit
Chris Richards, Creative Director/Writer, The Richards Group, Dallas
Eva Santos, Global Chief Creative Officer, Proximity, Barcelona
George Sholley, Executive Producer, BBDO, New York 
Heidi Singleton, Chief Creative Officer, New Honor Society, St Louis
Vince Soliven, Executive Creative Director, MVNP, Hawaii



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

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