Our Commitment

Every year, the 8th District of the American Advertising Federation encourages the growth and development of advertising students in our district by hosting the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). Advertising is essential. Through it, we sell our products, services and ideas. The NSAC provides valuable, hands-on learning experience to promising advertising and marketing students. We also support the creative health of our students by promoting and encouraging them to participate in the AAF awards program; The American Advertising Awards (ADDY).


Our Goal

The 8th District Education Foundation, managed by a board of directors separate from the 8th District AAF officers, was created to provide ongoing funding for the competition. Our goal was to raise $100,000. Once achieved, a varying annual amount of the Foundation fund will be used for projects and initiatives that promote and encourage participation in the NSAC and American Advertising Awards (ADDY). In 2013 we reached that goal and now will accept applications from eligible applicants.

The Process

Information on eligibility; how to submit a proposal and guidelines are available from all AAF – District 8 board members or from the AAF District 8 Education Foundation board. You may also download information and forms here:

Foundation information (PDF)

Foundation application (PDF)

We encourage you to submit an application based on your program initiatives and goals. Also – we will continue to accept donations to the AAF – District 8 Education Foundation fund. If you would like to donate, just send a check made payable to 8th District Education Foundation. (5915 Kirkwood Lane N., Plymouth MN 55442)

Education Foundation Leadership

Foundation President

Cory Hollenhorst

Ferche Millwork

400 Division Street N.

Rice, MN 56367


Foundation VP

Josh Barsch

StraightForward Media
920 Fulton Street
Rapid City, SD 57701


Foundation Secretary/Treasurer
Brad Clemenson
North Dakota State University
6020 P.O. Box 6050

Fargo, ND 58108