AAPC is the proud host of the Pollie Awards, 40 Under 40 Awards, and Campaign Excellence Awards which recognize leaders, innovators and exceptional work within the political communications and public affairs industries.
The Pollie Awards are the most prized and sought-after awards in the political communications and public affairs industries. Every entry – whether submitted by a large consulting company or an individual consultant – is considered equal in competing for honors of excellence. A blind jury of professional peers selects AAPC award winners.
Esquire magazine has dubbed the Pollies “…the Oscars of political advertising.”
Recognizing the best and brightest young political professionals
AAPC is proud to recognize leaders and innovators in the political business community (including political media, political advertising, polling and public affairs) who are making a mark in their organization and their profession and whose conduct has been consistent with the Professional Code of Ethics of the AAPC. Contributions to the health of the political business community through volunteer work and other forms of philanthropy are also considered.
Honoring excellence in campaign strategy and management
The Campaign Excellence Awards are a longstanding tradition of the AAPC and recognize those individuals who have significantly contributed to the success of a candidate or public affairs campaign and whose conduct has been consistent with the Professional Code of Ethics of the AAPC.