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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 2021-2022 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.

Please note that online judging is approved for THIS YEAR ONLY.

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 Deadline: December 6, 2019 • Drop Dead Deadline: January 3, 2020 • Late Entry Deadline: January 8, 2020 by 5 PM

Reception and Show: February 22, 2020, The Scoular Ballroom, Omaha, NE

You've kept your eye on the prize. That is, you use your craft to promote ideas that are smart, strategic, and sticky. This is the night we celebrate your creative vision. You're an expert at exposure. You champion orginal ideas over imination and lookalikes. That's why your creative vision is 20/20.

Professional Rules and Categories

Student Rules and Categories

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Member Entry Fees:                                                                                            Non-Member Entry Fees:
$75 Early Bird Entry deadline December 6, 2019                              $115 Early Bird Entry deadline December 6, 2019
$90 Late Entry Fee deadline January 3, 2020                                       $135 Late Entry Fee deadline January 3, 2020
*$150  Late Late Late OMG Late Fee deadline January 8, 2020        *$200 Late Late Late OMG Late Fee deadline January 8, 2020

Student Entry Fee $40

*Incurs server late fee. Contact ADDYs co-chairs David Moore | 402.738.0508 or Kerrigan Flynn | 402.949.0067 to arrange drop of on Jan. 8.

Entries will be accepted at these drop off locations on December 6, 2019 & January 3, 2020 from 10 AM to 4 PM:
Omaha drop off - Modern Wok Suites & Studios | 87th & F, Omaha
Kearney drop off - SCORR Marketing | 2201 Central Ave., Ste. A, Kearney
Lincoln drop off - Swanson Russell | 1202 P Street, Lincoln