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Online Entry and Judging Software

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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.


Come one, come all to The GreAAAtest Show in advertising! 

Which act will steal the spotlight? There’s only one way to find out…

Only the finest talent can run away and join the circus. Do you have what it takes to takes to perform in the big top and take home an Addy, or will you be left outside with the roustabouts?

The circus has come to town, and all advertising professionals are encouraged to gather advertising from their finest acts to submit for the chance to wow the crowd in the District 7 American Advertising Awards.

How you marvel the crowd is entirely up to you! Maybe you’ve created some spectacular package design, or perhaps your team assembled an astonishing television or radio ad. You might have built a show-stopping website or app, engaged your audience with a stupendous social media campaign, or shown daring skill in your mastery of print material. The circus has a spot for every creative contortionist, but you’ve got to act quickly! The circus doesn’t come to town every day, and before you know it the big top will be down and your starry-eyed wonder will be but a faint memory.

Need a little help getting the ultimate entry together? Learn more about how to submit work here:

2019-20 Professional Rules & Categories 

2019-20 Student Rules & Categories 


Not your first time in the ring? Then step right up!

You’ve performed this daring feat before, and lived to attend the show-stopping after parties!

Ready to begin your journey behind the curtain of mystique? Hit the Professional or Student Entries button at the top of the page!


Not so fast! The deal isn’t sealed until the last act.

Remember to finalize your award submission by stopping by The GreAAAtest Show drop-off party! You’ll need to bring two copies of each submission.

Monday, January 27th, 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

Gypsy Circus Cider Company,
2645 Fort Henry Dr, Kingsport, TN 37664


Entry Fees

AAF NETN Members: $85/Single & $115/Campaign
Non-Members: $120/Single & $150/Campaign
Students: $30


When you enter your submissions, type the information as you would like for it to appear on your award.