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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.

Judging may be hosted virtually. Please check with your local Chapter to verify requirements of physical entries. Requirement of physical entry submissions is at the discretion of the local AAF Chapter.

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.

AAF DC Awards Deadlines

Standard Deadline: Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Late Deadline: Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

We are so excited to be nack for the 2023 American Advertising Awards! Once again, there will be NO PHYSICAL ENTRIES once again this year. All entries will be digital only. Please use any digital means necessary to best display your work—videos, images, PDF, etc. Most categories allow up to 10 images per entry.

See PDFs below for categories and rules to best help you decide where to enter. You can enter your work in more than one category so don't feel limited. New catagories are listed in red in each of the PDFs.

2023 American Advertising Awards PROFESSIONAL Rules & Categories

2023 American Advertising Awards STUDENT Rules & Categories


Entry Fees for 2023: 

Professional Member:
$125.00 single entry ($140.00 after January 11th)  
$150.00 campaign ($165.00 after January 11th)  
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Professional Non-Member: Join AAF DC to receive discounted member entry rates!
$160.00 single entry ($175.00 after January 11th)
$190.00 campaign ($205.00 after January 11th)
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$50.00 single entry ($55.00 after January 11th)
$55.00 campaign ($60.00 after January 11th
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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. 


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