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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 2021-2022 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 30,000 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.

While AAF Coastal Carolinas will not be hosting a traditional American Advertising Awards competition this year, you can still enter professional and student work into a virtual version of the competition being conducted by AAF District 3.

Submitted pieces will be judged alongside other entrants from the Myrtle Beach area with Silver and Gold ADDY certificates being awarded to the competition’s best work. 

While there will not be a gala event, entries that win a Gold ADDY in this local show will automatically advance to the district competition (with district-level Gold ADDY winners advancing to the national competition) as always. Silvers will have the option to pay a forwarding fee to enter the next level of competition.

One exceptional piece from this event will also be named Best of Show.

Entries must be received in Columbia, SC, by Wednesday January 15. Please allow time for shipping. 

We look forward to your participation! 

Entry Fees/Payment

Payment can be submitted by check only.

  • Professional Single $110
  • Professional Campaign $160
  • Student Entry $45

Please make your check payable to AAF District Three and include it with your entries, entry forms and signed manifest (invoice).

Shipping Information

Chernoff Newman
ATTN: American Advertising Awards
1411 Gervais Street, Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29201


Ship early - Entries MUST be received by Wednesday January 15.


If you have any questions about your American Advertising Awards submission, please email Danielle Salley at aafcc@aafdistrict3.org