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Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winners!


We recognize our members for a job well done.  Our well-known annual awards program is an opportunity to showcase your best work through design, photography, writing, marketing & communications, and digital & social media contests.

The 2022 Awards Program will open in the Spring of 2022.

Questions? Contact Mary Kendall Dixon at mkdixon@asginfo.net or 706-407-2550.


  • Design Guidelines - $25/entry
  • Digital and Social Media -$30/entry
  • Marketing and Communications - $35/ entry
  • Photography - $15/ entry
  • Writing - $30/ entry



Be sure to read the updated Award Guidelines for a complete listing of categories and entry requirements.

Changes to This Year's Contest

Please take note of these important changes to this year's contest. 

No Mail-In Entries
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that you are working from home and do not have easy access to the physical copies you need to submit for mail-in categories.To help make the entry process easier, we are removing the mail-in requirements for any award category, This year, please upload a high-quality, print-ready PDF or provide a web link to the entry.

Writer of the Year Portfolio
In order to be considered for the Writer of the Year in 2021, you must enter in Category W12: Writer of the Year. Your three-story portfolio must consist of three stories you believe are your strongest work from any category, except from Cat. W11, Team Story.

Your portfolio becomes eligible for consideration for WOY if you place first, second, or third in any Writing Category you have entered. The judges will rely solely on this portfolio to determine WOY. No story substitutions will be made. We will contact you for clarification if your entry has more than three or fewer than three stories.

You will have to pay an additional entry fee for Writer of the Year.

Primary Contributor
For MarComm and DSM divisions you will now be required to note who the Primary Contributor is for that project. This person must be a current AAEA member. Membership status will be checked.

Publication Dates
Each entry must be published between April 16, 2020 and April 15, 2021. You will be asked this year to note the publication date for the entry on the entry form, please include this as it helps with the administrative process.

Proof of Publications and Tear Sheets
URLs are acceptable as proof of publication and tear sheets. You can put the URL in the URL fields on the entry form or include a Word document listing the links.

View the 2020 Communications Awards Winners!

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