DEADLINE: APRIL 5, 2021
The American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement is the industry’s premier award for outstanding advertising professionals age 40 and under. AAF established this program in 1993 as a way to recognize young advertising professionals who are making a significant impact on the industry through their leadership, career achievements and personal qualities, which also inspire others to excel.
Criteria for Election:
Age 40 or younger at the time of nomination and employed in the American advertising industry—advertiser, agency or media
Outstanding career achievements, with measurable results in the field of advertising including, but not limited to, marketing, sales, media or tech
Qualities and achievements that motivate others to excel by mentoring, inspiring, training or volunteering
Candidate must be present at the awards ceremony; and upon election, support the event by way of a leadership level sponsorship and be able to provide a comprehensive inviation list for the event
Nomination Submission Checklist:
Please complete the below submission form and attach a .pdf document of a detailed written overview of the candidate’s career that includes:
Major career milestones and achievements
Volunteer activities and community activism, both within and outside of the advertising industry
In depth exploration of the qualities possessed by the candidate that make him/her worthy of election of this recognition
A minimum of five (5) recommendation letters that include a variety of testimonials from past clients and employers, mentors/mentees, volunteer organization representatives, alma mater, etc.
Please submit all nominations as one combined file. If you have any questions, please contact contact Beatrice at email@example.com.
The induction ceremonies and luncheon will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City, on November 17, 2021.
Can I submit a nomination for myself?
Yes, self-nominations are permitted.
Does the AAF select the honorees for induction?
No. The AAF coordinates a volunteer group of corporate members and industry representatives to thoroughly review all submissions and vote for the candidates they feel are deserving of induction. The top 12 to 15 semi-finalists then go through an in-person pitch presentation before the volunteer Council of Judges for final selection. The AAF prides itself in this thorough and vetted procedure to ensure the individuals inducted are selected by experienced experts in the advertising industry.
If I am already 40 years old, can I still be nominated?
Yes. The criteria allows for indidviduals who are 40 years or younger at time of nomination, so even if you celebrate your 41st bithday before the ceremonies come around, you are still eligible for consideration into the Hall.
Can I review other nominations before I submit mine?
Yes, sample nominations are available upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If selected, what is the fundraising requirement?
The AAF corporate partnerships team will work with each inductee to come up with a customized strategy for fundraising and support outreach. There is no set monetary minumum requirement for induction.