Submit to the Athena Ad Awards

Submissions are now closed for the 2019 season.

Created in 2017, as a joint project of The 3% Movement and the Athena Film Festival, the Athena Advertising Awards recognize creative advertising that depicts strong, bold women from all walks of life; we recognize marketing messages infused with ambition, courage, resilience, and moxie.

Submissions via FilmFreeway open June 2020.


The Athena Ad Awards competition is open to all North American brands and advertising agencies that have developed creative campaigns since January 1, 2018. Global brands are eligible if the work has been created in English.

The six award categories are:

Social Marketing
Integrated Campaigns

The Awards presentation will be on Nov. 8, 2019, Day 2 of the 3% Movement Conference in Chicago before an audience of 1000 male and female creative leaders. The award presentations and the winning entries will also be showcased at the Athena Film Festival, Feb. 27- March 1, 2020, at Barnard College in New York.

Organizations must create a FilmFreeway profile in order to submit to the Athena Ad Awards. When creating the profile, please note that the only required fields are Project Name and Contact Information (as indicated by the asterisk). You may leave all other information blank. Once you create your profile, you will be able to submit your ad and upload relevant information about your campaign. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to

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