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Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the American Advertising Awards competition rules, categories and entry procedures for 2020-2021 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.

Online Entry and Judging Software

Don't have an account? Choose an entry category below to begin.

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.

The American Advertising Awards, home of the ADDY® Award, is one of the industry's largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 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.

Entering the American Advertising Awards in Fort Worth

First, we strongly suggest you download the Rules and Categories document (one for pros, a different one for students) from  www.aaffortworth.com/AAA2020. All categories are listed and defined in this document – as are all the rules and guidelines for entering.

If you are entering Public Service Work, please note that the rules and categories have changed drastically from last year. These changes are described in detail in the rules and categories document.

Each entry requiring a physical entry (everything except digital entries as defined in the Rules and Guidelines document) must be submitted in an AAF-Fort Worth entry envelope. If you need envelopes, contact Blakeley Warner at bwarner@okpaper.com or 817 328-7384.

After reviewing the Rules and Categories document, if you still have questions about categories or packaging of your entries, contact Jonathan Patterson via email at addy.entries@aaffortworth.com. Or call or text him at: (817) 369-8352 .

Bring entries and payment (if not made online) to Near South Studios, 328 Hemphill St. in Fort Worth, on either Friday, December 13 between 1:00 and 5:00 pm, or on Friday, January 10 between 1:00 and 7:00 pm.

Early entry day: Friday, December 13, 2018, between 1:00 and 5:00 pm  

Professional Members - $90 single entry, $105 campaigns
Professional Non-Members - $135 single entry, $150 campaigns 
Students - $55 both single and campaign entries

Final entry day: Friday, January 10, 2019, between 1:00 and 7:00 pm

Professional Members - $110 single entry, $125 campaigns 
Professional Non-Members - $155 single entry, $170 campaigns 
Students - $55 both single and campaign entries

Since there is a substantial savings in entry fees for AAF members, you should consider joining AAF-Fort Worth. (Depending on the membership type you select, membership ranges from $185 for a professional membership, and $480 for an executive membership (includes the cost of lunches and two AAA tickets. A corporate membership is available which includes one executive membership and four professional memberships, as well as allowing all employees a discounted rate to attend meetings and other events.). Some of the benefits of membership include: personal and professional development through regular meetings and workshops; networking opportunities; a voice in legislative issues; and member discounts on business-related services. Visit www.aaffortworth.com for more information or to join AAF-Fort Worth.