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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.

Judging may be hosted virtually. Please check with your local Chapter to verify requirements of physical entries. Requirement of physical entry submissions is at the discretion of the local AAF Chapter.

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.


Attention:  The deadline for entries is extended through Friday, January 5th at 5:00pm.  Entries submitted after December 31st will have a $20 late fee per entry.

The Bar is set. Dive right in. The American Advertising Awards are back.
It's that time of year when we raise a glass to creativity and excellence in advertising. Don't miss out on
this legendary night of big ideas and bad decisions.

Entry Deadline: Submit your sh*t by December 31st. If you miss it, you may be SOL.
Submission Portal: Start your submissions today on the OpenWater portal.

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Professional Rules & Categories 

Internal Marketing Dept Rules & Categories 

Student Rules & Categories


Fees for Professional Entry — Now Thru December 31st

AAF SD Member Single Entry: $85
AAF SD Member Campaign Entry: $105
Non-Member Single Entry: $140
Non-Member Campaign Entry: $185

Fees for Student Entry — Now Thru December 31

Student Single Entry: $40
Student Campaign Entry $55