DEADLINE EXTENDED: Make your Journey Awards 2020 nominations now!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Make your Journey Awards 2020 nominations now!

by
juliachasen
Posted
February 1, 2020

2020 is about visionaries. Those who see the world and the work differently, and constantly test our view of what is — and what is possible. And what better way to recognize Kansas City’s best and brightest ad professionals than the Journey Awards?

Through February 7th, you can nominate local leaders who make an impact on the Kansas City advertising community through volunteerism, personal or agency-led efforts, or commitment to the development of others.

If you know someone who fits this description, whether they’re just starting to make waves in the industry or they’ve built a long-standing legacy, now’s the time to honor them — don’t let all their hard work go unappreciated!

We’re now accepting nominations for the 2020 Journey Awards — Young Advertising Professional of the Year, Creative Professional of the Year, Advertising Professional of the Year, and for the first time, the Trailblazer Award.

The Journey Awards categories:

  • Advertising Professional of the Year:

    • Has at least 10 years of advertising experience
    • Is highly respected, a tenured advertising leader and visionary
    • Sees the obstacles ahead and adapts quickly for the success of the project and their team
  • Young Advertising Professional of the Year:

    • Must be under the age of 32
    • Has worked in the advertising/marketing industry for less than 7 years
    • Has been involved as an engaged volunteer within an advertising, marketing trade or professional group
    • Is a hungry, fearless, talented advertising up-and-comer who’s just starting to scratch the surface of changing the game
  • Creative Professional of the Year:

    • Has at least 5 years of advertising experience and currently in a creative role
    • Views the landscape around them with a unique perspective and navigates onward
    • Is a true artist, regardless of their advertising medium—one whose ideas spark ideas
  • Trailblazer Award:

    • Is at least 32 years old and a member of a group typically underrepresented in the field of advertising
    • Honors a person actively involved in the advertising and marketing community in the Kansas City Area
    • Is a leader of innovation that contributes to their teams and organization with a proven record of focusing on diversity and inclusion

For all awards, nominees are not required to be a member of AAF-KC or Ad 2, but they cannot be on the AAF-KC board of directors or Ad 2 KC council of directors.

Nominate your fellow KC advertising professionals for a Journey Award!
Make Your Nominations Now:
Advertising Professional of the Year
Young Advertising Professional of the Year
Creative Professional of the Year
Trailblazer of the Year