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.

2021 CORPORATE SPONSOR

COVID 19 ANNOUNCEMENT

Along with AAF National, we will continue to monitor the spread and impact of COVID-19 in our District (Illinois, Indiana and Michigan). In the best interest to our teams, AAF District 6 will be a virtual competition in 2021. The virtual competition dates will be April 8 & 9, 2021 using the same schedule from the live competition.

2021 INFORMATION & SCHEDULE

ENTRY FEE: (Four student presenters + one advisor) - $50

NSAC CHAIR: Lars Lawson | Lars@timberdesignco.com | 317.213.8509

LINK TO RESOURCES: 2021 National NSAC Resources

 

October 16, 2020: Membership fees are due to AAF National for College Chapter Members

January 20, 2021: Intent to Participate Deadline. Letters are due to AAF National

 

January 25, 2021: District decision made on live vs virtual

February 1, 2021: Student "Code of Conduct" form due to AAF National (new deadline)

March 24, 2021: Plans Books are due to AAF National

April 8 & 9, 2021: District Competition | Virtual

[ Public display of your presentation can be shared at this point, but must be without your assigned number ]

May 06, 2021: Virtual Semi Finals

 

June 2021: Virtual Finals

2021 SPONSORSHIP

Premiere Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Recruiter Sponsor

For more information, contact Lars Lawson | Lars@timberdesignco.com | 317.213.8509

PAST PARTICIPANTS

  • Augustana College 

  • Ball State University

  • Central Michigan University 

  • Columbia College Chicago

  • Ferris State University

  • Grand Valley State University

  • Indiana University Bloomington

  • Marian University

  • McGraw School of Business at Olivet Nazarene Univ.

  • Michigan State University

  • Northwood University

  • Purdue University Calumet 

  • Purdue University Main Campus 

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale 

  • University of Illinois

  • University of Indianapolis 

  • University of Notre Dame 

  • University of Southern Indiana

  • Western Michigan University

CONTACT US: info@aafd6.org

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