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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.

American Advertising Awards | Nebraska

Early Bird Entry: November 5, 2021- December 1, 2021
Drop Dead Deadline: December 31, 2021
Late, Late Entry Deadline: January 5, 2022 by 5 PM
Reception and Show: February 19, 2022, Kaneko, Omaha, NE

Professional Rules and Categories 
Student Rules and Categories
Join AAF Nebraska to receive entry discounts!

Professional Member Entry Fees:                                                                        Professional Non-Member Entry Fees:
$75 Early Bird Entry deadline December 1, 2021                                        $115 Early Bird Entry deadline December 1, 2021
$90 Late Entry Fee deadline December 31, 2021                                        $135 Late Entry Fee deadline December 31, 2021
$150  Late Late Late OMG Late Fee deadline January 5, 2022            $200 Late Late Late OMG Late Fee deadline January 5, 2022

Student Entry Fee $40 - All student entries should be entered by January 5, 2022

Entries will not be collected physically for the AAF Nebraska local level of judging.
Winning entrants will be contacted to make arrangements for their entry work to be delivered to Omaha prior to the American Advertising Awards | Nebraska Show on February 19, 2022.


American Advertising Awards | Nebraska - Local Only Categories
The Local Only Category winners do not advance on to the AAF District 9 competition or to the AAA National competition.

Local Only Category 1 – Creative Nebraska

Recognizes excellence in creative expression within the state of Nebraska. Any medium. Winning entries will best evoke the spirit and originality of Nebraska.

Local Only Category 2 – Mosaic Nebraska: Community-Wide

Recognizes work done by creative people to further diversity, inclusion, and equity in Nebraska and nationwide.

  • Community-Wide: Creative efforts by ad agencies, companies, or individuals to raise awareness or spur positive change around diversity, inclusion, and equity. All media is eligible, including advertising, environmental, and events, but it must have been visible to the wider community.

Local Only Category 3 - Mosaic Nebraska: Ad Agency

Recognizes work done by creative people to further diversity, inclusion, and equity in Nebraska and nationwide.

  • Ad Agency: Work that was created to address and promote diversity within the advertising industry. Any format is eligible – print, outdoor, radio, broadcast, social media, posters – even a well-craft all-agency email.

Local Only Category 4 - Mosaic Nebraska: In-House Team

Recognizes work done by creative people to further diversity, inclusion, and equity in Nebraska and nationwide.

  • In-House Team: Work created by an in-house team to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the company’s walls (virtual or otherwise.) Any format is eligible – posters, social media, video, speeches, internal email, apparel, and more.