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The American Advertising Awards – San Diego 2024 Results

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The American Advertising Awards – San Diego Competition

The American Advertising Awards – San Diego Competition is part of the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, recognizing creative excellence and the very best advertising in both local markets and nationwide. The competition is sponsored by the American Advertising Federation and represent the true creative spirit of advertising by recognizing all forms of advertising from all types of media, created by all sizes and types of entrants, from anywhere in the country. There are now about 30,000 total annual entries into the competition.



The American Advertising Awards are unique among all advertising creative competitions. It is the only competition that includes three rigorous levels of judging. The San Diego competition is one of about 200 local competitions throughout the nation. Entries are first judged at a local level. Local winners advance to one of fifteen district competitions. Finally, district winners advance to the national finals. Awards are given to winners at all three levels of the competition: locally, district wide and nationally.

Gold winners from the San Diego professional and student competitions will automatically move on to the district competition. Silver and Bronze winners may choose to move to the district competition if the entrant pays the district entry fee. The district competition includes winners from the competitions from San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Coastal California (Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties), Inland Empire and Palm Springs. Gold winners from the district competition move on to compete in the national final to compete against the best work from throughout the nation.

The Student competition

The American Advertising Awards Student Competition has a set of categories that covers all major aspects of the advertising and design industry. This structure will provide a competitive framework and allow students to showcase their talent. The work will be held to the high creative standards and will be judged by a leading panel of talented creative professionals and experienced judges. Local Gold Winners will be automatically forwarded to the District competition for a chance to compete at the national finals.

For questions and more information about the 2021 American Advertising Awards, San Diego Competition, please contact our team at (800)405-2636, email [email protected], or fill out the contact form below. Thank you!

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