Silver Medal

2023 Silver Medal Award Winner:
Ryan Fritz

Congratulations to Ryan Fritz, CEO and founder of Office Sign Company, for being nominated and selected by a panel of judges as our 2023 Silver Medal Award winner.

What is the Silver Medal Award?

The Silver Medal Award is awarded annually to an individual who has helped raise the stature of the advertising industry. We invite you to submit the names of worthy individuals for consideration of this prestigious honor!

Prepare a Silver Medal Nomination for a deserving individual today. It’s the best way to say, “Thank you for all you have done and are doing for this industry, club and community.”

To learn more about the Silver Medal Award read on below or visit the national AAF Silver Medal Award section on their site. Help us carry on our time-honored tradition of lifting up the best of our community.

Silver Medal recipients at AAF-ND are selected by a panel of past Silver Medal Award recipients from our local club. Judges use the following criteria when making their selections:

Contribution to His/Her/Their Company | The recipient must have achieved success in one of the following areas of work: advertising agency, advertiser, media or advertising service. 

Creative Ability | The recipient must have shown a consistent, high degree of original thinking in their field.

Contributions to the General Advancement of Advertising | The recipient must have worked to increase the stature and raise the standards of the advertising profession.

Contributions to the Community | The recipient should be someone who has been active in civic, religious, or other groups dedicated to human or social welfare.

Service to the American Advertising Federation | The honoree should have demonstrated a long-term commitment to the local American Advertising Federation chapter. Service to the corresponding AAF District and AAF National further solidifies the depth of service.

2024 Applications are Now Open!

Submit Your Nomination


Please resubmit any previous nominations so we can evaluate the most current information for each candidate. We keep past nominations on file for a few years only. If you’re not sure if your nomination application is current, please contact us.

2024 Nomination deadline:
Friday, January 19, 2024

List of Past Silver Medalists

Bob Owens
Manny Marget
Dick Kaye
Chuck Bohnet
Roy Thoreson
Bill Snyder
Bill Moher
John McDonough
Grace Hudson
Russ Lane
Roy Pedersen
Fred Froeschle
Harold Flint

Howard Binford
Harriet Morinville
David Hetland
Gary Decker
Lee Massey
Lee Stewart
Jack Dunn
Beverly Austin
David Braton
Larry Gauper
Steve Gorman
Glenda Larson
Greg Ness

Ken Promersberger
Paul Severson
Jim Gompf
Roger Reierson
Mary Ann & Art Philips
Ron Olson
Kathy Leingang
Shannon Charpentier
Bill Marcil, Sr.
Donovan Kolness
Dave Hanson
Spider Johnk
Steve Germaine

Tom Tollefson
Brian Quigley
Kim Kemmer
Dave Swang
Chris Hagen
James Murray
Marv Bossart
John Borge
Norm Robinson
Dan Michaels
Mike Lerfald
Jerry Connelly
Dan Lien

Dan Lien
Bill Hall
Brad Clemenson
Shawn Tennyson
Pat Finken
Kim Ouren
Dawn Koranda
Susan Hogen
Rob Johnson
Harley & Irene Danielson
Eric Ista
Ryan Fritz