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Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the American Advertising Awards competition rules, categories and entry procedures for 2020-2021 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.

Please note that online judging is approved for THIS YEAR ONLY.

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.

DROP-DEAD ENTRIES: Jan. 24, 2020 by 5 p.m.

IMPORTANT - All entries must be submitted two ways:

1. Digitally upload entries through this portal
2. Deliver mounted and labeled entries to this address:

614 Massachusetts Ave, Ste E
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Attn: Marc Wellington

Drop-offs are accepted Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm.

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

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

Click here for Professional Rules and Categories.

Student entry fees:
Singles and Campaigns - $20

Click here for Student Rules and Categories.

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, February 28 at THE CRANE BAY EVENT CENTER –  551 W Merrill St, Indianapolis, IN 46225

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Lauryn Zimmerman at laurynzimmerman@gmail.com or if you have any questions, please contact Drew Hill at drew.hill@elementthree.com or 317-371-7931

Purchase your show tickets today.

Ticket Pricing:
AAF Member - $80
Non-member - $125
Students - $25
10 Ticket Member Pack - $700