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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.

Virtual Call for Entries

Students and Professionals, don’t miss your chance to be recognized and rewarded for creative excellence in the art of advertising. From December 1, 2020–January 11, 2021, enter your work digitally to win big at the 31st American Advertising Awards.

Entry Due Date

January 11, 2021 • 11:59 p.m.

Entry Fees

Professional Entry Fees
Member Single Entry $100
Member Campaign Entry $110
Non-member Single Entry $130
Non-member Campaign Entry $140

Student Entry Fees $25

This year only, all entries will be submitted digitally, so no need for physical submissions.  All judging will be done virtually.

Late Entries
Late entries will be accepted during normal business hours up until 12 p.m. on January 13, 2021
Late entries will be assessed at a surcharge of $25 per entry.

Please note: There is no late entry period for Students.


Save the Date
The 31st AAF-Greater Frederick American Advertising Awards
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Virtual Edition