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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.



A circus is nothing without its lead performers. You need awe-inspiring acts of bravery, applause worthy moments and plenty of showmanship.

That's where you come in (and all the awesome work you've been doing the past year). Whether you produced something that inspired enthusiastic accolades from a client or came up with the idea that delighted the target audience, we're sure you have something worthy of recognition.

With categories spanning print, websites, video, television, music, blogs and more, you're bound to find the perfect place to position your work - no matter how specialized.

Come join the circus and give your work a chance to find the spotlight it deserves! The circus arrives February 12, 2022 at The Abbott 1901 Cherry St. Kansas City, MO 64108. 


New to the American Advertising Awards? Not new but submitting in a different category or format than you have in the past? We're here to fuel your success. To set up 1:1 help for your entries with an American Advertising Awards expert, reach out to Rachael at aaa@kcadclub.com.



2022 Professional Rules & Categories

 2022 Student Rules & Categories


Early Entry: 12/16 & 12/17 (9am-5pm)                                       Final Entry: 1/6 & 1/7 (9am-5pm) 

The address for entry drop-offs 
Industrious, Kansas City Country Club Plaza
420 Nichols Rd, Office #31
Kansas City, MO 64112



Early Entry: Member $70/ Non-member $115/ Student $35

Final Entry: Member $95/ Non-member $140/ Student $35


For 2021-2022, our local competition will be judged remotely. Physical Entry drop-off dates for forwarding winning entries will be announced following Judging Weekend's conclusion, the week of January 16, 2022.

Entries MUST be submitted online by 11:59 pm on entry deadline days. Early entry deadline date is 12/17/2021 & regular entry deadline date is 1/7/2022.

All entries that are submitted incorrectly will be assessed a $25/entry fee for re-submission. All winners may have 2 credits listed on the trophy and up to 10 credits listed on the program/presentation. PLEASE ensure you place 2 credits you wish on trophy as spots 1 and 2.


For all other inquiries, please contact:
Rachael Dougherty
American Advertising Awards Program Manager