2021 Advertising Competitions Listing

Competition season has begun again! Here’s what you can participate in with plenty of time to submit amazing work. 

Young Glory 

Runs monthly October – May 

Deadline: End of every month

We created instructions on how to register that you can reread here! 



Deadline: March 22, 2021 (date to submit to dept. TBA)

2021 D&AD Briefs


Young Ones 

Deadline: March 5, 2021 (date to submit to dept. TBA)

2021 Young Ones Briefs


ADDYs (American Advertising Federation)

Deadline: January 22, 2021 (date to submit to dept. TBA)

You can register and download rules/categories here! 


Please keep in mind that in order for us to cover any entry fees, you will need to send your submissions to the ADV department for approval before the competition’s official due date. Otherwise please be sure you enter the university and school department correctly when you register! 

Multicultural Advertising Intern Application Deadline Extended!

The Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP)  deadline is extended until Friday, November 13 (11:59pm ET). MAIP is a fellowship opportunity for diverse college juniors, seniors, graduates and portfolio school students (Asian/Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Multiracial or Multiethnic e.g. Hispanic and Black). 

Fellows will have a paid internship in the advertising industry coupled with the amazing experience we provide them as a MAIP fellow. The goal is to continue providing fellows the space and opportunity to build a foundation for their careers.
There will be a virtual information session on October 26th and November 2nd & 9th  @ 5-6p ET, which you can register to attend here! If you have an additional questions about the program you can contact:

Apply for the KP Fellows Program

 Kleiner Perkins has been at the center of innovation – investing and building companies like Google, Amazon, Square, Slack, Twitter, Uber, Genentech, and many more. The KP Fellows program is a career-defining opportunity for technical students who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurship, technology, and startups. The program offers:

  • An opportunity to receive $100K for entrepreneurial endeavors
  • Meaningful experience at company partners like Slack, Pinterest, Robinhood, Stripe, Figma and more
  • Fireside chats with CEOs and executives
  • Workshops with Investing Partners at Kleiner Perkins
  • An alumni network of 500+ tech leaders across product, design, and engineering

You can find out more about Kleiner Perkins and apply for the 2021 KP Fellows Program using the links provided. 

Free Virtual Industry Event TONIGHT @ 7pm

This Tuesday, 10/6 @7-8:30pm PDT, attend a free workshop hosted with  Jason Sperling — Global Executive Creative Director for Facebook Reality Labs, Oculus, and School of Advertising alum!

Before moving to Facebook, Jason worked on ad campaigns including Apple’s “Get a Mac” and Honda’s “Matthews Day Off”.  Jason will dive into a recent project that he and his team developed for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, which culminated in the launch of the Imaginary Friend Society. For those interested in a career in art and design, this workshop is a fantastic opportunity to hear first-hand the various avenues that you can pursue and the skills you’ll need to make an impact in the world. See you there!

RSVP here

Join us for the Fall ’20 ADV/WNM Online Town Hall!

This month on Thursday, October 22 @3:00pm PST we are hosting an Online Director Town Hall Webinar! This is a great opportunity to share any questions/concerns you have about the department with your directors. We encourage everyone to attend and learn about news and upcoming events regarding the ADV/WNM departments. See you there!

To participate, register here: https://art.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x-Dih1kSTT2hfPxmDu1WbQ

If you have any issues accessing Zoom, please contact the Online Help Desk:

Email: online@academyart.edu   Phone: (415) 618-3545 

Meet Your Fall 2020 Student Reps!

New semester, new student representatives. AAU departments appoint different reps, both online and onsite. Their goal is to improve communication between you, your directors/department and university. If you feel more comfortable approaching a peer about an issue you’re having at school, this a great option! 

You can check out the link here to see what reps are being added to the onsite/online lists. 

Enter The 2021 American Advertising Awards Competition!

This year’s Greater SF Addy Competition will be open for entries starting October 1st! You can enter any student work (meaning any projects that were not paid for) created from January – December 2020.

The deadline to submit is January 2021 so you have some time, but it’s never too early to start submitting or thinking of projects to enter. Recent graduates may also enter work they did this past year! 


To learn more about competition categories and guidelines, and submit your work, click here.



Sign Up for Fall 2020 Workshops!

Yay! Fall workshops are here!

Please be sure to read and reread our workshop policies. Students need to sign up at least 48 hours before a workshop, and if there are less than 8 students signed up it will get cancelled. If a workshop gets cancelled twice in a row, it will be permanently cancelled for the semester. The online workshops not conducted on Zoom will be emailed to you weekly if you’re enrolled in a class that qualifies you. 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email onlineworkshops@academyart.edu. All the information and resources needed should be on the workshop poster, which you can also download in a PDF here!

Sign Up for the 2020-21 Young Glory Competition!

Sign up for this year’s Young Glory international competition! Every month your team will receive a new brief to work on from October through April. This is a great opportunity for ADV students to creative portfolio-worthy content! 

Please please please make sure that when you sign up with your teammates, you write “School of Advertising, Academy of Art University” so your membership is processed correctly. 

You can register here, and the first brief will go live October 1st!

Fall 2020 Office Hours!

We hope everyone’s fall semester is off to a good start! If you’re interested in talking to your directors or full-time faculty, use this reference to attend their virtual office hours.

Please feel free to download our PDF version with smart links! office hours fall 2020