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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.


The 2020 American Advertising Awards entry period is open through February 7, 2020. Creative submitted must have run between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019.

Submissions entered into the AAF Emeriald Coast competition must have been created in Northwest Florida from Fort Walton Beach to Rosemary Beach. If the work was not created in one of these counties, please ensure you enter through the correct club in the AAF Fourth DistrictBefore submitting online, please review the categories and rules of entry here: Guidelines & Categories pdf


Entry Fees - AAF Emerald Coast is currently restructuring. As a result everyone may enter at the reduce member rates. Payment and entry is all online. Digital entries don't require anything other than the upload. Just mail the physical entries for print and other categories to: Emerald Coast ADDYs, 442 94th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 

Member Single $80.00
Non-Member Single $80.00
Member Campaign $95.00
Non-Member Campaign $95.00


Awards - The work with the highest standards of creative excellence will be awarded a GOLD ADDY. Work that is outstanding for the market will be presented a SILVER ADDY.

The American Advertising Awards is a three-tier competition. The best work moves forward. The winners will be notified by email and the full list with credits will be posted on the AAF Emerald Coast Facebook page. Gold winners will automatically forward to the district level of the competition fee paid. Silver winners have won the right to compete at the next level and will be contacted with the details. 

The Fourth District winners will be honored at an awards gala held at Sea World in Orlando on May 2, 2020.


If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact me at ADDYs@4aaf.com

Mike Weber - Fourth District Governor / ADDY Competition Chair