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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.

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.

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.

 

AAF DC Awards Deadlines
 

Early Bird Deadline: Friday, December 30, 2020 at Noon

Standard Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2021 at Noon
 



Please Read Before Continuing  

 

2021 American Advertising Awards PROFESSIONAL Rules & Categories

2021 American Advertising Awards STUDENT Rules & Categories

2021 Category Changes

2021 Corporate Social Responsibility vs Pro-Bono FAQ

(Join AAF DC to receive discounted member entry rates!)

IMPORTANT NOTE: This entry site is for the AAF DC local competition only.
All professional and student entries must be submitted in the local competition where they were created.
If an affiliated competition does not exist in your market (CBSA, DMA or MSA), please see this list to find and enter in the affiliated competition closest to your geographic area. 

 

MEMBER
Single entry - $115
Campaign - $145

NON-MEMBER
Single entry - $145
Campaign - $170

STUDENT
Member - $30
Non-member - $40

Rates increase on December 20, 2019 at Noon: +$5 per entry for Members / +$10 per entry for Non-Members

Please send all physical entries to us by Noon on Friday, January 17th

AAF DC (c/o Potomac Management Resources)
2800 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 210
Alexandria, VA 22314

Questions? Contact Pearl at pearl@aafdc.org or 703.683.5954 for assistance.