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Online Entry and Judging Software

Don't have an account? Choose an entry category below to begin. Logged in users may also click these to submit additional entries.

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 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.

The American Advertising Awards, home of the ADDY® Award, is one of the industry's largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 30,000 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.

2022  AdClub Cincinnati / Call For Entries 



About the ADDYs:

The AdClub Cincinnati ADDYs is the first step of the three-tier creative competition from the American Advertising Awards (aka the ADDYs) that nationally attracts more than 35,000 entries annually. You 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. However, if your entry did not win a GOLD, but you'd like to submit it to the District, you can do so for a fee of $75.



  • January 18, 2022, at midnight for standard entry fee
  • January 28, 2022, at midnight for late entry with an additional $30 fee/per entry


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 2020. Select the work you want to be judged. There’s a place for almost anything you created! And note the NEW category of Political Advertising



                                       Enter by January 14, 2022 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)         


  • The prices listed are for entry by January 18, 2022.  
  • Professional entries add $30 per submission when submitted from January 19-28, 2022.

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:  A signed manifest is still required for these entries.  Please make sure your Manifest and e-mail it to charlie.martinbranch@gmail.com