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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.

Western Virginia Advertising Awards

NEW FOR 2020: All entries and judging will be done online. There will not be a take-in day or physical entries required. (This also applies to district and national judging for winners.)

Entries can be submitted online beginning Nov. 30.

  • The deadline for professional entries is Friday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m.
  • The deadline for student entries is Friday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m.

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RESOURCES

Professional rules and categories (downloads PDF)
Student rules and categories (downloads PDF)

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ENTRY FEES

  • Professional Single: $90 (Member) / $125 (Non-member)
  • Professional Campaign Entry: $100 (Members) / $135 (Non-members)
  • Student Entry: $25

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AWARDS PREP + Q&A

AAF Roanoke is hosting a series of webinars to help you get ready to submit entries and understand changes to the rules this year. Each session will last about 30 minutes and include a short presentation and Q&A. Professionals and students are encouraged to attend.

  • Nov. 18 at 10 a.m.: Understanding awards categories
  • Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.: Awards dates and deadlines
  • Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.: Showcase of past winners
  • Dec. 30 at 10 a.m.: Gala information

REGISTER FOR A WEBINAR HERE (or watch video replays)