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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.
HOW TO ENTER
The 2021 American Advertising Awards entry period is open through Februay 5, 2021. Creative submitted must have run between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020.
Submissions entered into the AAF Panama City competition must have been created in Panama City or nearby communities. If the work was not created here please enter through the correct club in the AAF Fourth District. Before submitting online, please review the categories and rules of entry here: 2021 D4 Rules and Guidelines
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 remote online judging.
We Are Not Accepting Physical Entries
The National AAF organization will be conducting judging remotely this year, as will our local chapter. Complete your entry online through our entry portal, and check out the rules for your categories at the AAF District 4 site. If your entry contains multiple pages upload a pdf or digital example of the complete work, not just a beauty shot. This is intended to provide more appropriate content for the judges. In addition to submitting a full PDF of the entire piece, consider taking photographs or video that showcase the production quality and construction of your entry.
For most categories, there has been no change from prior competition years.