NOMINATION DEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2017
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 volunteer work with the AAF.
Nominees for the Barton A. Cummings Gold Medal Award may come from any one of three of the AAF's member classifications: Advertisers, Advertising Agencies, and/or Media Companies. They must have contributed significantly as a volunteer to the advancement of advertising at the national level. In addition, the honoree should meet the following criteria:
Honoree should demonstrate an understanding of and support for the local clubs, Districts and Council of Governors structures
Member should exhibit exceptional leadership in one or more of the AAF's activities, including but not limited to: the advancement of advertising education, 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 to the AAF through volunteer service and achievement
The candidate may be living or deceased.
Required Information & Documentation:
Nominations may be made by any AAF member, including advertisers, advertising agencies, media companies, advertising clubs and federations, college chapters and affiliated associations.
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 20, 2017.
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 at the Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans on June 9, 2017.