[Skip to Content]

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.

Judging may be hosted virtually. Please check with your local Chapter to verify requirements of physical entries. Requirement of physical entry submissions is at the discretion of the local AAF Chapter.

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 celebrate and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising amongst both professionals and students. In addition, the Great Lakes Bay's 2023 Treasure at the Temple Awards will honor the creative work produced in our market in 2022. 

Entries will be judged by three creative and marketing professionals from around the country. If an entry is selected to receive an award, they will be notified via email. On the Night of the Awards Show, the winners will learn if they have earned a SILVER or GOLD American Advertising Award. 

Conducted annually by American Advertising Federation (AAF), our local Award show is the first of a three-tiered, national competition. Entry into our local competition is your first step towards winning a National ADDY trophy. The Student Division is also a three-tiered national competition. In conjunction with the professional competition, the Student American Advertising Awards recognizes and rewards excellence by students. 

Hard copy entries are back! Please read the rules and category information closely. Hard copies will need to be dropped off at or mailed to Three Rivers Corporation: 3069 Vantage Point Drive, Midland, MI 48642 by the entry deadline. 

We invite you to be part of this exciting event to celebrate
the Great Lakes Bay Region and Northern Michigan's creativity in advertising. 

Extended to FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023 @ 11:59 PM


Professional Rules and Categories. CLICK HERE.

Student Rules and Categories. CLICK HERE.

Competition Guidelines. CLICK HERE.

Cost to enter: Member: $80 single/$100 campaign, Non-Member: $110 single/$130