Specialty Awards

American Advertising Awards, Phoenix

Each year the Phoenix Chapter of the American Advertising Federation recognizes exceptional advertising and creative professionals in our community. Your agency, company, or organization has one of these stand-outs that deserve to be acknowledged.

Please, take time to look over the rules and submit your entries for this years American Advertising Federation Specialty Awards. Click on the specialty awards category to submit your entries.

Phyllis Ehlinger
Woman of Excellence

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J. Terry Groener Memorial Award
Ad Person of the Year

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Creative Professional
of the Year

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Young Ad Person
of the Year

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Nominee Criteria, Rules, and Judging Information

AAF Specialty Awards are judged against a standard of excellence on their own merit and are not judged specifically against each other.


Award Categories


Who Judges the Awards?

Judging is conducted by a group of AAF Board Members from other markets. The AAF Phoenix board of directors reserve the right to review the judges’ findings and make any determinations if necessary.


How are the Specialty Awards Judged?

Criteria for each award can vary slightly based on the award, but are judged based on the same system of scoring. Each award category is judged on 3 points of criteria, with a possible 10 points for each point being awarded. The scores are tallied, averaged, the submission with the highest score wins.


What Criteria is used to Judge the Awards?

  1. Community Involvement.  Do they make a difference in the world by giving back to advertising community or their local community or community as a whole.
  2. Leadership.  What’s their influence in their organization, ad community, status among peers, decision-maker, accomplishments.
  3. Creativity.  How does nominee combine traditional creativity and Award-winning work with other creative qualities like problem-solving, overcoming unique challenges and finding creative or non-traditional solutions to problems. Remarkable and positive influence on the craft. Has this individual moved the form forward? (Provide up to 5 Examples)