What is AES Sponsorship?
Anyone who believes in the profession of advertising and wants to be a part of the AAF Tenth District's ongoing advertising education program to improve the image of advertising and to insure its continued growth and progress. The AAF, the Tenth District and the local ad clubs form the only advertising organization representing all segments of our industry: advertisers, agencies, media and suppliers. Dues from local clubs are not sufficient to support the vital role the District must take in providing leadership and continuity for its educational programs.
Why you should be an AES Sponsor
What have you joined by joining AES?
You've joined the strongest and most active advertising education program in the nation. You'll be a vital part of the sponsorship of the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) held each year by the American Advertising Federation.
Who participates in the NSAC?
University students from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas participate in the Tenth District competition during the District Convention each spring. The competition is open to all qualified schools in the District. Your contribution helps underwrite expenses for the student teams who must compete at the District level before advancing to the National Student Advertising Competition. Tenth District teams have won more national titles than any other District. SMU won the national championship in 2004, with Texas State winning third place.
What schools have competed at the national level?
The University of Texas, Southern Methodist University, San Antonio College, Texas State University, the University of Houston and Texas Tech University have each brought home first place honors at the District and have therefore, qualified to compete nationally. Many of these students from Tenth District area colleges have taken their place in the advertising industry in our four-state district.
What else does AES support?
To encourage study in the field of advertising, three $1,000 scholarships are awarded to three students attending college in the Tenth District. The Tenth District Education Committee reviews applications for academic achievement and need. Students from a number of our colleges and universities have received scholarships to continue studies in advertising at the undergraduate or graduate level since 1978.
Who else benefits from support of the AES program?
Better-qualified college graduates offer prospective employers greater capabilities and experience. Support the future of the advertising industry by supporting AES!