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Online Entry and Judging Software

Don't have an account? Choose an entry category below to begin. Logged in users may also click these to submit additional entries.

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.


AAF DC Awards Deadlines

Entry Deadline Extended: Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 11:59pm

Early Bird Pricing Extended!

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There will be NO PHYSICAL ENTRIES this year. All entries will be digital only. Please use any digital means necessary to best display your work. 


2021 American Advertising Awards PROFESSIONAL Rules & Categories

2021 American Advertising Awards STUDENT Rules & Categories


(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 — Click to Enter
Single Entry - $115
Campaign - $145

NON-MEMBER — Click to Enter
Single Entry - $145
Campaign - $170

STUDENT — Click to Enter
Member - $30
Non-member - $40

Entry rates will stay at the Early Bird price for the remainder of the event.

Questions? Contact us at addys@aafdc.org for assistance.