Silver Medal Award

Silver Medal Award

The American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.

Annually, AAF member clubs bestow this honor upon an outstanding member of their community.

Deadline for nominations: February 16, 2019

Download the Nomination Form


Contribution to His/Her Company

The recipient must have achieved success in one of the following areas of work: advertising agency, advertiser, media or advertising service.

Creative Ability

The recipient must have shown a consistent, high degree of original thinking in their field.

Contributions to the General Advancement of Advertising

The recipient must have worked to increase the stature and raise the standards of the advertising profession.

Contributions to the Community

The recipient should be someone who has been active in civic, religious, or other groups dedicated to human or social welfare.


  1. Download the Nomination Form and fill in your nominee's information.
  2. Write a letter describing the nominee's eligibility achievements as outlined above.
  3. Send the form and letter to Susan Jang at

Silver Medal recipients are selected by a panel of judges from each local club. Winners will be announced at the ADDY'S Gala on March 2, 2019 (tickets on sale soon)!

Past Winners

  • Diane Brunet-García 2018
  • Gayle Hart 2016
  • Shane Santiago 2013
  • Susan Waldeck 2012
  • Jorge Brunet-García 2011
  • Marla Lucas 2010
  • Jan Korb 2009
  • John Caraway 2008
  • William Cook 2007
  • Tom Schifanella 2006
  • Melanie Husk 2005
  • Kurtis Loftus 2004
  • Dan St. John 2003
  • Robin Shepherd 2002

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