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AAF-Akron is affiliated with the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the largest and oldest advertising trade association. Positioned as the Unifying Voice for Advertising, the AAF’s 40,000 members share a commitment to make advertising a positive force in America’s economy and culture. We are advocates for the rights of advertisers and we educate policy makers, the news media and the general public on the value that advertising brings to the well being of the nation.

2021 American Advertising Awards


ENTER THE 2021 American advertising awards

Entries are now open for the 2021 American Advertising Awards. Enter your work and then join us virtually as we celebrate the winners on February 19, 2021 for our 76th annual Akron American Advertising Awards! 

Last year, of the 340 professional entries submitted, 39 gold and 65 silver awards were distributed to agencies, corporations, organizations, and individuals.

There were also 96 student entries — the largest number ever — which resulted in 12 gold and 14 silver honors.



AAF is a national organization connecting you to 40,000 members of more than 200 clubs nationally. AAF National advocates for advertisers and protects your rights. Your AAF-Akron membership – whether it be individual or through your company, organization or college – connects you to the entire advertising community and provides you with great opportunities for networking, education and valuable discounts.