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American Advertising Awards 2018/2019

Online Entry and Judging Software

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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.

2019 American Advertising Awards

Click on the links below to see the rules & categories for the 2018 ADDYs:

2018-19 AAA Professional Rules & Categories
2018-19 AAA Student Rules & Categories

2019 American Advertising Awards
The Akron-Canton ADDYs
 Call for Entries

Student Entry Drop-off

The University of Akron:
DesignX9, Myers School of Art
150 E. Exchange St., Akron
December 5 – 7, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 
p.m. DAILY

Kent State University:
138 E. Main St., Suite 203, Kent

December 5 – 7, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. DAILY
Students can also drop off at any of the below drop offs with NO LATE FEES. 

Professionals in Canton:

Creative Source
4623 Everhard Rd. NW, Canton
Wednesday, January 15, 2019, 4 
– 6 p.m.
(If you can't make it to the Canton drop-offs, you are welcome to drop off on an Akron date listed below.)

Professionals in Akron:

Myers School of Art, University of Akron
Folk Hall, Room 102

150 E. Exchange St., Akron

Early Bird:
Friday, January 11, 2019, 4 – 6 p.m.

Monday, January 14, 2019, 4 – 6

(*Late fees will only be assessed to those completing the online applications after 6 PM FRIDAY JANUARY 11.)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, – 6 p.m.
(*$25 late fee will be charged to entries turned in after the Early Bird date, excluding student entries)

2019 American Advertising Awards
The Akron-Canton ADDYs

Presented by HKM Direct Market Communications

Friday, February 22, 2019, 5 – 9 PM

RSVP AND TICKETS will be available January 2019

The Akron Civic Theatre
182 S. Main Street, Akron, OH 44308
Free Valet Parking

Ticket Prices
Professional - $60 Member | $90 Nonmember
Student - $35 Member | $40 Nonmember

Reception 5 7:30 p.m.
Gallery of Creative. Tasting stations. Cash Bar.

Awards Ceremony 7:30 9 p.m.
Golds, Silvers, Judges Choices, Best of Show and more!

ADDY After Party
Onstage at The Akron Civic Theater. 

RSVP by February 21, 2019
Please note: all guests of individual members must pay nonmember rate.

Contact ADDY Leader Jason Zehner at Addy@AAFAkron.com