The National Student Advertising Competition is the premier college advertising competition that provides more than 2,000 college students the real-world experience of creating a strategic advertising/marketing/media campaign for a corporate client. 

An annual corporate sponsor provides a case study outlining the history of its product and current advertising situation. The case study reflects a real world situation to challenge students' critical thinking abilities and creativity. Students must research the product and its competition, identify potential problems and develop an integrated communications campaign for the client. Each student team then pitches its campaign to a panel of judges at the district, semi-final and national levels.



AAF District 6 is planning a VIRTUAL competition in 2022.


ENTRY FEE: (Four student presenters + one advisor) - $150

NSAC CHAIR: Andy Morris | amorris1515@gmail.com | 812.480.2788

LINK TO RESOURCES: 2022 National NSAC Resources

January 21, 2022: Intent to Participate Deadline. Letters are due to AAF National by 5:00 PM ET

February 1, 2022: Student "Code of Conduct" form due to AAF National

March 23, 2022: Plans Books are due to AAF National by 3:00 PM ET

March 23, 2022: Spring membership deadline

April 1, 2022: (NEW THIS YEAR) Reference materials are due to AAF National by 3:00 PM ET

April 7 & 8, 2022: Virtual District Competition

May 5-6, 2022: Virtual Semi Finals


June 2-5, 2022: Finals in Nashville, Tennessee


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For more information, contact Andy Morris | amorris1515@gmail.com | 812.480.2788


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