Spring Show Submissions Deadline has been EXTENDED!

If you haven’t had a chance to submit or are stressed about getting your work together in time, we have great news for you today: we are extending the Spring Show submissions deadline to Monday April 19th, 11:59pm PST. So don’t waste another minute, folks!

As always, we are here to help with any questions so feel free to reach out to advertising@academyart.edu anytime! Good luck.

Summer Internship Opportunity at Havas SF

Havas San Francisco is looking for interns to join our team for the summer! Qualified applicants are those who are either going to school full-time or have recently graduated. Start building your network and gaining experience by working at a global advertising agency based in the heart of downtown San Francisco.
Please send them an email with a short description of yourself with a link to your portfolio website and resume.
Email Header Example:
Havas SF Intern: [Full Name / Desired Department / AAU full-time or graduate]
ex) Havas SF Intern: Eric Park / Art / AAU full-time
Contact lyndsey.konrad@havas.com with the requested items. Good luck!

Attend a FREE virtual MoMA Event!

The SFMOMA Art Bash will be FREE this year! The Art Bash experience will explode across four days (April 12-15), welcoming the public to a dynamic series of virtual events, and engaging sponsors with an additional special event. To learn more visit https://artbash.sfmoma.org/

Have fun and expand your horizons! 

Friendly Reminder: Office Hours Available for You!

We hope you had a wonderful Spring Break! And hopefully you got enough rest to tackle midterms. If you feel like you’re falling behind, or want to really prepare and fine tune your projects, take advantage of our office hours! Our full-time faculty want to help and talk with you, regardless if you are taking one of their classes this semester. 

Andrea Pimentel: https://art.zoom.us/s/4244937250

Fred McHale: https://art.zoom.us/my/fmchale2

Mark Edwards: https://art.zoom.us/my/medwards2

Terry Jones: https://art.zoom.us/j/6094220033

DC Scarpelli: https://art.zoom.us/my/dcscar

Design Competition Alert!

Attention all designers, artists & creatives! Check out another great competition coming up this year to flex your creative muscles and showcase your best work:


ELIGIBILITY: Open to all art & design students (undergraduate and postgraduate) graduating in 2021 (Southern hemisphere graduating after October 2020) in any related discipline


  • Fashion / Textiles / Accessories
  • Fine Art / Photography / Journalism
  • Visual Communication / Moving Image / Film
  • Industrial / Product / Interiors / Architecture
  • Ceramics / Jewelry / Glass / Craft

Head over to their website for more details and information on how to enter. Good luck!

2021 Spring Show Submissions Now Being Accepted!

What better way to kick off spring break than by announcing Spring Show submission entries are now open until Monday, April 12th! Please be sure to go over Spring Show submission guidelines, which can be found here.

We also have a great resource that includes all the important dates regarding Spring Show, both ADV and WNM submission guidelines, and the submission form. Access it using the link: https://artuwnm.com/springshow/

We can’t wait to see what student work you’ve been creating this past year, good luck!

Spring Show 2021 Submissions Guidelines


You must be a student in the ADV department, and your submitted work must be toward your ADV degree or part of a student competition. This can include work created in other departments’ courses or in student competitions. The submitted work must have been created between April 6, 2020 and the submission deadline of April 12, 2021.


New! Please submit one thumbnail plus one to six project media. Example with six project media (four images and two videos).

The thumbnail image must be a PNG 1166px x 656px and contain a representative image of your campaign or project. This image will be visible on the main ADV Spring Show site.

Your first project media must be an image, PNG 1920px x 1080px. Subject matter may include:

  • staged images of your project in the appropriate environment (hero shots)
  • explanations, process, strategy
  • print ads, OOH, dimensional pieces, social media, and/or email
  • screenshots or still renderings of video and motion frames
  • any combination of the above

You may submit up to five additional media:

  • still images (PNG 1920px x 1080px)
  • audio, motion graphics, or video files hosted on Vimeo (no embedded or YouTube links, please)
  • websites, interactive pieces, and prototypes
  • other non-traditional media


Not all entries will be chosen for Spring Show.

Large-scale, multi-component projects and integrated campaigns will be favored.

Creators of projects selected for inclusion in the Spring Show will be notified by the email included in the submission form. So it is important you submit with an email you check regularly.


How many projects can I submit?

You may submit up to 3 separate projects. If you need to resubmit a project, please email advertising@academyart.edu with the subject line “ADV Spring Show Resubmit”

Can a group project be submitted?

Yes! There is a place in the form to include those additional student names.

Would a group project count as one of my three projects that I can submit?

If the student who submits that project wants to also submit three other projects, please notify the department at advertising@academyart.edu to get a project cap exception.

My instructor says he/she submitted my work for Spring Show. Do I need to do anything?

Yes. Students must fill out the submission form for each project submitted. Any work recommended to ADV in any other form will not be considered.

Can I submit work from a non-ADV class?

Students can submit projects created in a major class or competition from April 6, 2020 through April 12, 2021.

Who picks the work to be included in Spring Show?

Once the submission deadline passes, work will be collected and blindly adjudicated by the ADV Directors and Faculty.

Submission Form

ADV Submission Form

Calling All Artists — Ad Age Cover Contest

Ad Age’s annual Young Creatives Cover Competition is open for submissions, and this year’s theme looks to the future. For 2021, Ad Age is asking entrants aged under 30 to imagine what Ad Age’s cover will look like 10 years from now. What will be captivating advertisers and marketers’ attention in a decade, what will the agency of the future look like, what will be the biggest trend in marketing and what will be advertising’s most difficult challenge in 2031?

Entry is free and winners will see their design appear on Ad Age’s June 14 cover, in the print edition that publishes the week of Cannes Lions. They will also win a virtual pass to this year’s festival. More details here.

Submissions are open now and deadline is April 15 @ 5pm EDT

Congrats to our 2021 ADDYs winners!

We are so proud of our student winners, our school was well represented in multiple categories across Gold, Silver, Bronze, and even Best in Show! The students who won are listed above, but if you’d like to read more about the specific projects and categories, or browse other awarded work, check it out here: https://greatersf.org/2021-american-advertising-awards/

If you’re getting FOMO for this year’s competition season, submissions are open for the One Club Young Ones. Check out more info on how to enter here. Plus you’ll be able to submit work to Spring Show soon. Congrats to our winners again!

One Club Young Ones Submissions Form Now Open

The 2021 One Club Young Ones submissions are open, and in order to waive the submission fees you must enter your work through the department’s Google form. The deadline is Wednesday, March 24 @ 11:59pm PST. We’re excited to see your work! 

Young Ones Google Form link: https://forms.gle/jnSXNmP6jcCnF9xPA

Contact advertising@academyart.edu if you have questions/concerns.