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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.



In advertising, winning an ADDY is the equivalent of winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar or Tony. So, we’re adding our A to the EGOT where it rightfully belongs. That means soon you can be just as close to EGOTA as DiCaprio. Who’s the king of the world now?

Come show off your talents and give your work a chance to find the spotlight it deserves! The Awards arrives February 18, 2023 at The Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway. Kansas City, MO 64111

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.



2023 Professional Rules & Categories

 2023 Student Rules & Categories


Early Entry: 12/15 & 12/16 (9am-5pm)                                       Final Entry: 1/6 (9am-5pm) 

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



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

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


For 2022-2023, our local competition will be judged remotely. 

Digital Entries MUST be submitted online by 11:59 pm on entry deadline days. Early entry deadline date is 12/16/2022 & regular entry deadline date is 1/6/2023.

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.

All entries that are submitted incorrectly will be assessed a $25/entry fee for re-submission. All entry fees are non-refundable. Please ensure you enter correctly as a member or non-member, based on your membership with KC Ad Club.


I am here to help - please reach out with any questions prior to submitting. 

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