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Online Entry and Judging Software

Don't have an account? Choose an entry category below to begin.

Returning Entrants: click here to access your past submissions or select a category from above to make an additional entry.

To access the Judges Portal, you will need to use the credentials sent to you by AAF National.

Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the American Advertising Awards competition rules, categories and entry procedures for 2020-2021 have been modified to allow for the possibility of remote online judging.

In some categories, entrants are allowed and/or required to upload additional digital examples of an entry. This is intended to provide more appropriate content for the judges, should a virtual judging solution be necessary. For most categories, there has been no change from prior competition years.

Please carefully follow all online submission guidelines provided within the entry system, in order to ensure that your work is properly represented during all three tiers of the American Advertising Awards competition.

Please note that online judging is approved for THIS YEAR ONLY.

The American Advertising Awards, home of the ADDY® Award, is one of the industry's largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through competitions offered through local AAF clubs. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in advertising.

Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local Ad Club phase is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY Awards - recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, local ADDY winners compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District ADDY winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. Entry in your local Ad Club competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE AAF BALTIMORE 2020/2021 AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS. Please read before continuing.  

2020-2021 AAF Baltimore American Advertising Awards PROFESSIONAL Rules & Categories
2020-2021 AAF Baltimore American Advertising Awards STUDENT Rules & Categories

Note: This important information includes the latest details and submission instructions, including new information for this year's competition. It should be printed out, read and used as a guide in preparing your entries.

- Online Entry Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET
- NO PHYSICAL ENTRIES ARE REQUIRED THIS YEAR.


Enter and submit your work ANYTIME before the Entry Deadline listed above.
The online entry system will close at 5 pm ET on 1/22/21.
You are highly encouraged NOT to wait until the deadline date to begin submitting your entries!


ALL entries, including broadcast and digital, MUST be uploaded into the ADDY software regardless of category. 

Uploads will be used in the American Advertising Awards show and program book on the local, district and national levels. 
IF YOU FAIL TO UPLOAD A COPY OF YOUR ENTRY OR CREDITS, THEY WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE SHOW.
You will not have the opportunity to upload or add/change credits after your entries have been submitted.

FAQs:

How do I submit an entry?
Register and submit your entries online. Be sure to answer all questions and upload copies of your creative files for judging and the awards show.

What file format should my submission be?
All entries—including BROADCAST and DIGITAL screenshots—should be uploaded as hi-res PDFs or JPEGs.

How do I submit my BROADCAST or DIGITAL entry?
All entries must be uploaded to the online entry and judging site. 

Where do I get the entry bags?
PHYSICAL ENTRIES ARE NOT REQUIRED THIS YEAR.

Where do I send completed print entries? 
PHYSICAL ENTRIES ARE NOT REQUIRED THIS YEAR

What are the deadlines?
- Online Entry Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET
- NO PHYSICAL ENTRIES ARE REQUIRED THIS YEAR.

Enter and submit your work ANYTIME before the Entry Deadline listed above.
The online entry system will close at 5 pm ET on 1/22/21.
You are highly encouraged NOT to wait until the deadline date to begin submitting your entries!


Can I edit credits after I complete my submission?
No. Credits must be included at the time of your entry submission and you will not have an opportunity to make any changes once your submission has been made. Credits are used for local, district and national competitions and cannot be modified once your entry has been completed.

Other Questions?
Email: winanaddy@baltimoreadvertising.com or call 571-351-6862.