2018 American Advertising Awards Local Competition Judging Completed

    On Saturday, February 10, 2018, judging was conducted for the 2018 American Advertising Awards Inland Empire Competition for both student and professional entries. This year, 250 entries were evaluated by our teams of distinguished judges. 

    "The talent and creativity of the work seen in the competition grows each year and this year was no exception." stated Susan Anderson, Past President of the American Advertising Federation Inland Empire and 2018 American Advertising Awards Co-Chair. 

    Winners were notified on Monday, February 12, 2018, that they won an award. However, the mystery of if they won a Gold, Silver, or a Bronze Award will not be revealed until the Awards Gala on Friday, March 9, 2019, at the Historic Mission Inn in Downtown Riverside. 

    Due to the sizes of both competitions, once again we will have two Galas on March, 9th. At 5PM, the Student Reception will begin. Students will be able to view work submitted by all participants as well as the professional competition. The Student Award Show will take place at 6 PM. Students and Professionals will have the opportunity to network during the Professional Reception from 7-8 PM. The Professional Gala will begin at 8 PM.

    Both entrants and non-entrants are invited to attend all events to celebrate the accomplishments of our advertising and marketing community. 

    Purchase Student Gala Tickets

    Purchase Professional Gala Tickets

    For questions about the Gala, please contact Susan Anderson at or (909) 782-7812.

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