Silver Medal Award

Nominations for the 2019 Silver Medal Award are open. Please review the below criteria and nominate a worthy candidate to recieve this prestigious award!

Recognizing Outstanding Contributions in Advertising and Community

The American Advertising Federation's Silver Medal Award was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising. Annually, AAF member clubs bestow this honor upon outstanding members of the local advertising community. Silver Medal recipients are selected by a panel of judges from AAF Madison.

Qualifying candidates must demonstrate:

  • Contribution to Their Company – Candidates must have achieved success in one of the following areas of work: advertising agency, advertiser, media or advertising service.
  • Creative Ability – Candidates must have shown a consistent, high degree of original thinking in their field.
  • Contributions to the General Advancement of Advertising - Candidates must have worked to increase the stature and raise the standards of the advertising profession.
  • Contributions to the Community - Candidates should be someone who has been active

Nomination deadline is October 30th. 

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Silver Medal Award Recipients Hall of Fame

This year's Silver Medal Award Recipient joins a long list of amazing individuals that have had and continue to have a profound impact on our industry. We applaud you all, once again, for your commitment, passion, perseverance and leadership.

Sara McCormack
2018
Andy Wallman
2017
David Sanks
2016
Roderick (Rod) Ritcherson
2015
Si Rogers
2014
Scott Cooper
2013
Bob Boelter
2012
Rick Stone
2011
Sandy Weisberger
2010
Ted Knupp
2009
Dick Zillman
2008
Bill Kennedy
2007

Peter Mortenson
2006
Barry Burne
2005
Michael Knapstein & Annette Knapstein
2004
Jim Sendecke & Minnie Schiro
2003
Georgia Roeming
2002
Bill Haight
2001
Roman Hiebing
2000
Glenn Rindfleisch
1999
William Waldbillig
1998
Marsha Lindsay
1997
Terry Shockley
1996
Rod Barelman
1995
John Robertson
1994
Carl Ames
1993
Gail Selk
1992
Nicholas Topitzes
1991

John Rustad
1989
Robert Besteman
1988
Robert Salisbury
1987
Floyd Carlstrom
1986
Bob Rohr
1984
Dave Mergen
1982
Larry Landgraf
1981

Don Stoffels
1980
Celest Regenberg
1979
Dave Carman
1977
Bob Loomer
1976
Hugh Brady
1975
Ronnie Deane
1974
Tom Bolger
1972
Richard Hagen
1971
Martin Wolman
1970
Thomas Towell
1968

Jack Stephan
1967
William Scrivner
1964
Ben F. Hovel
1963
S. Watson Dunn
1962
William B. Walrath
1960