AAF Awards

The American Advertising Awards

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The American Advertising Awards honor excellence in advertising and cultivate the highest creative standards in the industry. It is the largest creative awards competition in the advertising industry. Because it is the only three-tiered competition, it is commonly agreed that it is the toughest advertising award to win.

Entries are typically taken in early January with the Local Award Show in mid to late February. To be eligible for consideration, all work must have been published or aired between January 1 and December 31 of the previous calendar year. To learn more about this year’s entry process and view the work of previous winners, please visit the official Orlando competition website at orlandoaddys.com.

American Advertising Awards

The Silver Medal Award


The Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. Annually, AAF member clubs bestow this honor upon outstanding members of the local advertising community.

The Silver Medal is the highest award that can be given by AAF-Orlando. Silver Medal recipients are selected by a panel of judges from each local club.

Silver Medal Award

Education Scholarship

Our most important goal is to encourage study in the field of advertising. Our industry is only as good as the people who are in it, and today’s advertising student is tomorrow’s advertising professional. AAF-Orlando awards several scholarships to advertising students attending college in Central Florida each year.

Scholarship Application

The ADvocate Awards

The ADvocate Awards stand as a testament to the achievements of outstanding individuals who have left a lasting impact across various domains, showcasing excellence in one of a few distinguished categories. These awards serve as a platform to honor and acknowledge the remarkable contributions of Orlando-based individuals who have significantly influenced positive change in their fields and will be presented at the Orlando American Advertising Awards Gala.

ADvocate Awards