2024 Buffalo American Advertising Awards

Nope, this isn’t a trick. We are opening the entry period early this year for the 2024 Buffalo American Advertising Awards! Both professionals and students can submit work starting Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 12:00PM until Thursday, January 11th, 2024 at 11:59PM. Take advantage of this extra time and forge your path to victory.

We will see you at our annual jingle bowl for the full theme reveal and further details on this upcoming show.

Call for Entries


Download the AAF Buffalo 2023-2024 Professional Call for Entries

Download the full AAF 2023-2024 Professional Rules and Categories


Download the AAF Buffalo 2023-2024 Student Call for Entries

Download the full AAF 2023-2024 Student Rules and Categories

Submit Your Work

Start your professional submission here

Start your student submission here


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What are the American Advertising Awards?

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 25,000 entries every year in local AAF Ad Club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

Conducted annually, AAF Buffalo hosts the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY awards – recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, ADDY winners from Western New York compete against winners within the AAF District 2 which comprises chapters from New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Winners at the district level are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. 

For students there is also a student division, which is a unique national awards program designed specially for college students. Work entered at the local level can advance to the regional and national judging, just like the work entered by professionals across the country. 
To learn more about both the professional and student divisions of this competition please visit AAF National’s website.