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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.



See the 2022 rules and categories for professionals here and students here.


Professional entries submitted by Friday, January 7, 2022, have the following entry fees:

  • Member Single Entry -- $60.00/entry
  • Member Campaign -- $80.00/campaign
  • Non-Member Single Entry -- $95.00/entry
  • Non-Member Campaign -- $115.00/campaign

Professional entries submitted after Friday, January 7, 2022, incur an additional $20.00 late entry fee.

Student entries cost $30.00/entry and must be submitted by Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

Entries for this year's American Advertising Awards will be handled entirely online due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19. A digital version of each entry must be uploaded with the entry registration. All entires will also be judged entirely online this year. Hard copies will NOT be submitted.

Entries are due by Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.

Last call entries are due by Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.

About the American Advertising Awards:

The American Advertising Federation (AAF)’s American Advertising Awards is one of the industry’s largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through local club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in advertising.

The AAF Black Hills local chapter of the American Advertising Awards competition is the first of a three-tiered national competition conducted annually by the AAF alongside 200+ other clubs across the country. Entries that receive the coveted Gold Award for being recognized as the highest level of creative excellence are automatically forwarded onto the next tier of the competition. Other entries deserving of recognition for their outstanding level of excellence receive a Silver Award and may be forwarded onto the next level of competition at their discretion.

Entering your work into the American Advertising Awards supports our entire industry; the AAF and its local and district memberships use the proceeds to enhance advertising through programs such as internships, advocacy groups and advertising education.

For more information or questions, please contact Carmen Derby at .

American Advertising Awards Gala and Silver Medal Award presentation will be held Friday, February 25, 2022.