AAPC is the proud host of the Pollie Awards, 40 Under 40 Awards, and Campaign Excellence Awards. The 2018 awards will be presented at the 2018 Pollie Awards and Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, April 11-13, 2018.


2018 Pollie Awards Contest

The Contest is now closed.

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.”

View the 2017 AAPC Pollie Winners Book

2018 40 Under 40 Awards

Recognizing the best and brightest young political professionals in the U.S.

The AAPC is dedicated to fostering the next generation of political professionals and 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. Contributions to the health of the political business community through volunteer work and other forms of philanthropy are also considered.

View the Class of 2017

2018 Campaign Excellence Awards

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.

View the 2017 Campaign Excellence Award Winners

Click Here to View the 2017 Pollie Award & Conference Photos