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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.


The Glitz and Glam are back!

The 2021-2022 American Advertising Awards Competition is ready for you!

All advertising professionals are encouraged to gather work from their best ads, social campaigns, TV commercials, and more to submit for the chance to have the spotlight on you in the Northeast Tennessee American Advertising Awards.   

We understand that creativity comes in all shapes, sizes, and budgets, so this year, we are encouraging you as a small business owner, tv/cable station, radio station, outdoor company, and more to enter our "Local Only" categories. These categories were created just for you. They will be judged, just like any other entry, however, they will not be eligible to move onto the district level. These local categories also come at a lower cost to enter.  

Not your first time submitting? Take two, you know what to do.

Here’s your starting point to be red-carpet-ready for premiere night. Hit the Professional or Student Entries button on the left-hand side of the page!  Local Only Categories begin with an "L". To learn more about the rules and categories for both the Professional and Student competitions, please select the appropriate link. 


Roll out the Red Carpet. Turn Down the Lights.

Submission! You’re almost ready...

Since all entries are submitted virtually, there will be no drop-off party and no physical/hard copy entries will be required for the 2022 American Advertising Awards. Instead, enter your work through Open Water, pay your entry fee, and that's it! 


Entry Deadline: January 31, 2022


Entry Fees

AAF NETN Members: $85/Single & $115/Campaign
Non-Members: $120/Single & $150/Campaign
Local Only Categories:  $40/Single & $60/Campaign

Students: $30


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