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Western Virginia American Advertising Awards

March 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Update: Gold winners are forwarded on the District 3 AAA competition. If you won a professional Silver and would like it to compete at the next level, download the forwarding form. If you won a student Silver and would like it to compete at the next level, download the forwarding form. If you would like to order a duplicate award, download the order form.

What is Cards Against Humanity?

Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.

The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card.

What is Ads Against Humanity?

Ads Against Humanity is the theme for this year’s Western Virginia American Advertising Awards. Like most of the Awards themes you’ve attended before, Ads Against Humanity is as fun and quirky as you and your creative team.

The Awards are simple. Each year, you submit your most creative work, and judges from outside our market award the most exceptional pieces from the entries submitted.

What should I expect on Awards Night?

On March 4, 2017, we’ll gather at Charter Hall in the historic City Market Building and celebrate the best of the industry with food, drinks and some great surprises. Tickets are $65, but AAF Roanoke Members get in for free.

The schedule looks like the following:

6:30 – 7:30 Cocktail Hour: Hors d’oeuvres with Cash Bar (your first two drink tickets, sponsored by Two Robs, are included with your ticket purchase).

8:00 – 9:30 Awards Show: featuring The Oreo Brothers, Ryan Austin and Antoine Wilson

10:00 – 11:30 After Party: Hors d’oeuvres with Cash Bar featuring The Dundies, presented by 101.5 The Mountain, and Best of Show Champagne Toast, sponsored by ndp

Catering provided by Center Stage Catering

How should I dress?

The attire is “Creative Cocktail”, black tie is optional.

Should I RSVP sooner than later?

The first 48 people who purchase tickets will be able to play Ads Against Humanity during our cocktail hour and enjoy a souvenir mini-packet of Cards Against Humanity playing cards.

Please RSVP by March 1!

You can buy or reserve your tickets now online at EventBrite, or at the bottom of this page. 

Contact Kym Davis at aaa@aafroanoke.org for more information.

Parking is available at the Wells Fargo Tower Garage.

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This Year’s Judges


Bree Adamson

“I grew up wanting to be a matador — just like Bugs Bunny. But once I realized I wasn’t living in a Looney Tunes cartoon, I turned my aspirations toward becoming an astronaut… then a chef… then finally a writer. More than a dozen years of agency experience later, I have written award-winning copy and campaigns for a wide range of clients, from higher education and healthcare to fast-casual dining and tourism. I recently joined the marketing team at the University of Central Florida, which is the nation’s second largest university as well as my alma mater.”



Lindsay Miller

For over 10 years, Lindsay has been dedicated to the unrelenting pursuit of delivering unique, effective media solutions that bring a company’s message to life. Currently, she is Associate Creative Director at Designsensory where her areas of expertise include concepting, branding, interactive and print design. Lindsay oversees the creation of integrated campaign designs from start to finish. Lindsay earned a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She also holds a minor in Studio Art with a concentration in drawing.

Lindsay’s work has been featured in Print and How magazines, the LogoLounge book series, and in exhibits at the 1010, Downtown and IronWood galleries. She has won Best of Show Overall (2016 District 7 ADDY®), Best of Show Interactive (2016 District 7 ADDY®), various Gold and Silver ADDY® Awards, a Graphic Design USA magazine award and her work will be archived at the Memphis College of Art as part of the juried AIGA Ten Show. 

Fall 2016, Lindsay taught branding as a guest lecturer at the University of Tennessee. Each spring Lindsay enjoys being a guest reviewer for the University of Tennessee’s graphic design senior thesis presentations. Additionally, she has reviewed portfolios and given presentations for design students at UTK and Pellissippi State Community College.

Lindsay is a former president of AIGA Knoxville. During her tenure, she organized local AIGA events and collaborated with nationally-known design professionals and educators across the United States to support the interests of those engaged in the design community. 


Elliott A. Wiley

Elliott Anderson Wiley, a four time Emmy and five time ADDY Award winner, has more than 25 years of experience as a business owner.  A graduate of Howard University, with advanced education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, Elliott’s career includes creative and management positions with print, radio, public television and commercial television institutions.

In 1991 Elliott founded REJ & Associates, Inc., a place where ideas imagined become ideas produced.  His advertising company provides print, still photography, broadcast, internet and management solutions to help drive consumer demand for customer ideas, products and services.  Some of his company’s clients include Maryland Public Television, Hearst Television, GKV Advertising, TBC, Inc., Miles Marketing, Excidion, Inc., the Maryland State Lottery, the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Defense and TLC Beatrice.

Elliott is a member of the American Advertising Federation and Board Member of the Baltimore Chapter (AAFB); a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; a former Adjunct Professor at Howard University; and is active in other community organizations. He has received an AAF Lifetime Achievement Award. Elliott is married with two children and lives in Cockeysville, Maryland.


March 4, 2017
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Charter Hall, Historic City Market Building
32 Market Sq
Roanoke, VA 24011 United States