The National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) is an exhilarating experience that invites passionate students from diverse backgrounds to step into the world of advertising and strategic communications. It's not just a competition; it's an immersive experience that challenges participants to push their limits, collaborate with cross-disciplinary teams, and transform their ideas into impactful campaigns.

What should students expect?


  • Real-World Application: NSAC takes you beyond textbooks and into the realm of practical application. Whether you are designing compelling visuals or formulating strategic marketing plans, you'll be an integral part of a live advertising campaign. This hands-on experience equips you with skills that are essential for success in today's dynamic industry.
  • Unleashing Your Creativity: NSAC is a canvas where your visual storytelling talents can shine. Imagine crafting captivating visuals that not only convey messages but also inspire action. 
  • Collaboration and Networking: NSAC thrives on collaboration. Graphic designers team up with marketing strategists, and copywriters to create cohesive campaigns that merge creativity with strategy. This collaborative spirit not only enriches your skill set but also introduces you to a network of mentors, industry professionals, and potential employers.
  • Scholarship Opportunities: NSAC values dedication and excellence. American Advertising Federation (AAF) proudly offers scholarship awards of up to $7500 per recipient for outstanding contributions to the campaign. Your hard work and innovation won't just be recognized – they'll be rewarded in a meaningful way.


The OSU team has achieved a remarkable record of success in the NSAC competitions, securing a series of prestigious accolades. Notable achievements include the second-place national title in 2017, the top spot at the district level in 2021, second place in the district in both 2018 and 2019, and third place in the district in 2020. In addition, the team has garnered recognition for individual excellence, including receiving the best presenter award in 2018 and 2020, the best creative award in 2019, and the best copywriting award in 2021.


Are you ready to redefine the boundaries of advertising? Join NSAC and embark on a journey of creativity, strategy, and growth. Apply today and be part of a legacy of innovative thinkers who've transformed ideas into game-changing campaigns.

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READY TO APPLY FOR NSAC 2024-2025? Contact Dr. Asya Cooley at asya.cooley@okstate.edu.