Entry Checklist

American Advertising Awards Entry Checklist

Are you really ready?

Are you really ready for Call for Entries? Make sure you thoroughly review the complete rules and categories to be sure that your entries will meet the requirements of the competition. Incorrect or incomplete entries will be disqualified.

To help make sure your hard work is competition ready, here are a few things to look out for that we’ve noticed get missed sometimes:

  • Did you thoroughly review the Rules and Categories document? This is very important and will give you all of the tools for a successful entry.
    –   Student Rules & Categories
    –   Professional Rules & Categories
  • Did you select the correct category for your entry? We understand that this can be a tough one. If you are struggling with selecting the category, email saf@aafspokane.com for assistance by January 11th. Categories can NOT be reselected or changed at the Call for Entries party.
  • Did you print TWO copies of your entry form for each entry?
    • If you are using a transparent envelope, both copies will go inside the envelope with your entry.
    • If you are using a manila envelope, one copy will be glued to the exterior of the envelope, and the other will be placed inside the envelope with the entry.
  • Have your taped or glued your entry number to the back of every piece in your entry? Yes, it has to be on there in order to be judged. Even if you feel like it ruins the aesthetic of your piece.
  • Did you print and sign a copy of your Entry Manifest? That signed document will need to be delivered at Call for Entries along with your entries.
  • Got Digital? Digital entries do not require a physical version of the entry, but we still do require that you turn in your printed and signed manifest by the entry deadline.
  • Do you know your deadlines?
    • Entries submitted prior to or by 7:59pm January 26th will be considered on time entries. If an entry is submitted prior to January 26th but the submitter is unable to drop off the physical entry at the drop off party, they have until 5pm February 2 to get the physical entry dropped off. 

    • Anything entered between 11:59pm on January 27th and 5pm February 2nd will be subject to a $15 late fee.

    • If you cannot attend the drop off party, physical entries may be mailed to Jennifer Fanto (attn: AAF) or dropped off January 2-February 2, 2018, M-F during business hours (8am-5pm), at Klündt Hosmer, 216 West Pacific, Suite 201, Spokane, WA 99201. Entries submitted by 7:59pm on January 26, 2018 will be considered on time with late entries being accepted up until 11:59pm (physical entries must be submitted by 5pm) on February 2, 2018. All entries made between January 27 and February 2 will be subject to a $15 late fee per entry.

    • Late entries, received after 5pm on February 2nd, will not be accepted and will be disqualified from the competition.
    • Refunds will not be given for disqualified entries.

Remember incorrect and incomplete entries are disqualified from competition and will not receive a refund of any entry fees. This checklist is a supplement and does not replace the complete Rules and Categories.

More of a visual learner? Check out Figures 1 and 2 for a little more guidance. (see below)