Next Generation Award

The Next Generation Award, founded in 2014, recognizes those outstanding advertising individuals, age 40 and younger, who are making a significant impact on the industry through their leadership, career achievements, community contributions and inspiration to others to excel.

Net proceeds from the AAFT Advertising Hall of Fame Awards and Next Generation Award event benefits the Tucson Advertising Federation Educational Foundation, a 501(C)3 charitable organization.

2014: Susan RoeSmart Pop Creative
Julie Rustad, Julie Originals
2016: James Patrick
, JP Photography

Nominees to the TAF Next Generation Award are judged on the following criteria:

Those individuals who are employed in the advertising industry in the Tucson Market (advertiser, agency media, design or other related fields), who have made measurable career results in their field and who have motivated and inspired others to excel by mentoring, inspiring, training or volunteering.

The Hall of Fame Selection Committee will select both the Hall of Fame and Next Generation award winners. Nominations for both awards are accepted annually.

Nomination Form
Download Next Generation Award Nomination Form