AAB Showcase Awards

Word-of-mouth starts here.

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The best work you’ve never seen.

Through the AAB Showcase Awards, thousands of votes are cast by members of the marketing, advertising, design and digital industries in the U.S.

Our judges get to review some of the best creative work they have never seen.

Why haven't they seen it? Because there is a lot of great work which never gets entered in national contests, either because of timing constraints, or exhorbitant prep and entry costs.

AAB offers free entry for all agencies in the AAB top ten Creative Community, and we create all entry documents – each agency only needs to approve their proof.

Our goal:

Get your best work seen.

Our judges are like you – agency and marketing professionals who are immersed in advertising every day, and instinctively know what is new, innovative, creative and strong.

Importantly, our judges include prospective clients, brand managers and CMOs.

These judges know the creative which works for their customers, and they are looking for the next agency to propel their brand to greater heights.

They just need to find that connection.

Agencies, Clients, Photographers, Illustrators, Web Designers, Judges. Everyone wins.

Creatives and clients discover new sources for solutions, and get exposed to previously unseen creative. Photographers, illustrators and web designers get exposure for their work. Judges compete for their best judging record. A perfect symbiotic relationship.

That's the way creative awards should be.

American Ad Books (AAB), the AAB Showcase and the AAB Showcase Awards

AAB began by publishing source books for advertising and marketing professionals.

Since 2015 the AAB Showcase has grown into the number 1 national creative contest designed to display the work and contact information of our competitors to over 22,000 AAB judges.

Our judges decide which work rises to the top by voting online in every contest.

AAB judges also have the opportunity to present their own profiles to fellow judges from 61 U.S. cities.

For agencies and design shops, AAB profiles their companies and promotes their best creative work.

1-to-1 Connection

If you have never heard of American Ad Books or the AAB Showcase Awards, that's because all of our communication is done 1-to-1, not through media campaigns.

This keeps expenses low, and provides our judges and competitors with personal attention.

Esparza Advertising

Client: Cake Fetish Cupcakes

Albuquerque, New Mexico

AAB Showcase Awards


Oliver Russell

Client: Woodland Empire Ailcraft

Boise, Idaho

AAB Showcase Awards