NOMINATION DEADLINE: MARCH 18, 2019
The Barton A. Cummings Gold Medal Award was established by the American Advertising Federation's board of directors in 1994 to recognize distinguished individuals for their service to advertising through work with the AAF. This award is AAF’s highest volunteer service award.
Nominees for the Barton A. Cummings Gold Medal Award may come from any one of three AAF member classifications: Advertisers, Advertising Agencies, and/or Media Companies. They must have contributed significantly as an AAF volunteer to the advancement of advertising at the national level for at least five plus years.
In addition, the honoree should have demonstrated:
Understanding and support for the local clubs, Districts and Council of Governors' structures.
Exceptional leadership in one or more AAF activities including but not limited to: the advancement of advertising education, diversity and inclusion, government relations, governance, industry recognition, public service, self-regulation or other services important to the AAF.
While the candidate need not have completed his or her primary career, the breadth of contributions should indicate a long-term commitment of AAF volunteer service and achievement. The candidate may be living or deceased.
First time nominees not awarded the Barton A. Cummings Gold Medal in a particular year, may have their nomination carried over to the second year only; nominators may submit an updated nomination form if desired.
Required Information & Documentation
Nominations may be made by any AAF member, including advertisers, advertising agencies, media companies.
Nominations must include the following:
How the nominee met the above nomination criteria
Years of AAF volunteer service
Other recognition or awards for volunteer contributions to advertising
All AAF local, district and national offices held
A brief summary of nominee’s business career
Nominations should be typed, double-spaced and three pages or fewer and must be received by close of business March 18, 2019.
Only one nomination for each candidate is allowed. Any letters of support or endorsement must be included as part of the three pages.
This year’s celebration of honorees will be held in Hollywood, FL on June 6, 2019.