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Online Entry and Judging Software

Don't have an account? Choose an entry category below to begin.

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.

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.



IMPORTANT - All entries must be submitted two ways:

1. Digitally upload entries through this portal

2. Deliver mounted and labeled entries to this address:

422 East New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Attn: Alie Pflum

Hirons is located in downtown Indianapolis. Our office shares a parking lot with Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. There are designated spots for Hirons guests at the front of the lot (against the brick wall).  If you are traveling on New York Street, you can either turn left onto New Jersey or Cleveland Street. If you are on New Jersey, the lot will be on your right, if you turn off of Cleveland, the lot will be on your left. To drop off your submissions, you will enter through the front door and the receptionist will collect all entries. 

Drop-offs are not accepted on weekends and on Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25, Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 due to holiday closure.

Drop-offs are accepted 9 am - 5 pm.

Click here for Professional Rules and Categories.

Professional AAF member entry fees:
Singles - $105
Campaigns - $135
Professional non-member entry fees:
Singles - $130
Campaigns - $160

Click here for Student Rules and Categories.
Student entry fees:

Singles and Campaigns - $20

Ticket Pricing:

AAF Member - $80

Non-member - $125

Students - $25

10 Ticket Member Pack - $700


You can show your support by entering AND by becoming a sponsor. Then, let's celebrate all that hard work! Please join us on Friday, March 1 at INDUSTRY –  545 Kentucky Ave. for the 2018 ADDY Awards Show.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Amanda Massey at amanda.massey@centro.net or if you have any questions, please contact Alie Pflum at apflum@hirons.com or 317-977-2206 ext. 210


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