First Appearance in Media: January 1—December 31, 2016

Meet all eligibility and deadline requirements
Include a complete and signed entry form

!!!   Submit with Velcro dots attached to the back four corners of all entries !!!
(except Online/Interactive, Film, Video & Sound or 3-D)

Early Bird Deadline
Friday, December 9, 2016

Members $60
Non-Members $100
Students $35

Drop Dead Deadline
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Members $70
Non-Members $120
Students $35

Swanson Russell
1202 P St.
Lincoln, NE


111 S. 108th Ave.
Omaha, NE


SCORR Marketing
2201 Central Ave., Ste. A
Kearney, NE


Please, do not wait until the end of the day to deliver your entries. If you hire a delivery service, make sure they arrive well before 4:30 p.m. No physical entries will be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on December 9, 2016 or January 4, 2017. Please make checks payable to AAF Lincoln. All entries will become the property of the American Advertising Awards-Nebraska and will not be returned. Do not send original or irreplaceable artwork. Unless forwarded to the district competition, all entries will be disposed of immediately after the American Advertising Awards-Nebraska banquet.

If you have any questions contact Brittany Lentz or Jen Landis.

Chloe Bos aka
Ring Master

A Kansas native, Chloe’s small town roots keep her down-to-earth and help her quickly establish relationships. Her positive attitude helps lead teams across all disciplines on both the agency and client side.

With her belief in success bred by passion, Chloe is well on her way to doing just that. After graduating from Kansas State University with a BA in Advertising, she’s spent time at multiple agencies, across multiple states and disciplines, honing skills that have made her an adaptable, goal-driven tour de force.

No surprise, then, that when asked to compare herself to a piece of technology, Chloe answered, “I’d be an amplifier — I love to make things bigger, louder, better.” And, at The Martin Agency, Chloe has lent this skill to OREO, Stoli, Moen, Georgia-Pacific, Benjamin Moore and Land O’Lakes, among others.

In this spirit of growth, Chloe lists one of her hobbies as, simply, “adventure.” You can often find her kayaking multiple rivers, jet-setting to other countries, indulging in exotic cooking classes, and taking multiple hiking and mountain biking trips.

Matt McKay aka
Animal Trainer

People actually like ads, good ones. They’ll stop their DVR to watch one. They’ll rip out a print ad and pin it up. They’ll share a spot on Facebook or engage in a conversation with a brand on social media. As long as what we create is something they want. Something funny, something cool, something with emotion. Brands are like people. And people only really listen to the people they like. Our job is to make them like us first, then tell them what we want them to hear.

Matt loves what he does, as a Executive Creative Director at Deutsch in New York City.  He turns ideas into tangible, real things. Things people will want to spend their time with.

James Mitchem aka
Virtual Juggler

James Mitchem is a copywriter who started his own virtual advertising agency in 2001. He’s moved product, shifted perception, and won awards on both the client and agency side for brands like Lexus, the Carolina Panthers, and Citibank.

In 2009 James set out to grow a brand from scratch without the use of traditional advertising. And in 2013, Boxman Studios was recognized as the #120 fastest growing company in America by Inc. Magazine with more than 3000% growth.

In 2015 he published his debut novel, the highly-rated Minor King, and is currently in the process of writing a book on sustainable marketing.

He’s also the founder of the Copywriter’s Guild on LinkedIn, which has over 6,000 members worldwide.

James lives in Charlotte with his wife, two daughters, and a pack of wild dogs.

Mark Carpenter

Vice President
Creative Strategy

Dawn Sailors

Vice President

Dan Cooper

Interactive Art Director
Bailey Lauerman

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