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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 2022-2023 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.

AdClub Cincinnati / Call For Entries / 2023

About the American Advertising Awards

The AdClub Cincinnati local award competition is the first step of the three-tier creative competition of the American Advertising Awards. Each year, over 35,000 entries are submitted annually from over 160 clubs throughout the United States. One must enter the local competition to be considered for a District or National award. All local GOLD winners are automatically submitted to the District competition at no cost to the entry holder. SILVER winners can also submit their work to the District Competition for an additional fee. The National American Advertising Awards are distributed at the National Admerica Conference in June. This coming year the national conference will take place in St. Louis.


  • January 13, 2023, at midnight for regular entry fee.
  • January 25, 2023, at midnight with an additional $30 for late entry fee.
  • Note, there is no late fee for student entries.


What to submit?

You’ll find all the 3-tier categories that you’ve seen in the past few years. We have contacted a panel of high-profile creatives from across the country to judge the work. So, review all the great work you created in 2022. Select the work you want to be judged. There’s a place for almost anything you created!


                                       Enter by January 13, 2023 to avoid late fees
                                       MEMBER                       NON-MEMBER                 STUDENT  

Single                         $ 90                                       $130                                    $45                                

Campaign                 $125                                       $160                                     $45                               

Late Fee                  + $30 /ea                              + $ 30/ea                        (no extra fee)         


  • Regular prices are in effect for entries submitted by January 13, 2023.  
  • Professional entries add $30 per submission when submitted from January 14-23, 2023.

Not a Member? Join Now!  Go to: https://aafcincinnati.org/join.php

If you have questions, please call the AdClub Cincinnati office at (513) 984-9990. 



SUBMIT ALL WORK ONLINE.  Visit www.CincinnADDYs.com to register and submit work.  Payment for submissions can be made online to AdClub Cincinnati/AAF Cincinnati. Submit your payment with your manifest. All payments must be received by the deadlines to be eligible for the competition. 

NEW THIS YEAR: All entries will be submitted online. No hard copies of materials will be needed. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  An electronic manifest is still required for these entries.