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Online Entry and Judging Software

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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.

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.

Deadlines and Entry Fees
First, we strongly suggest you download the Rules and Categories document from  www.orwellthatendswell.com. All categories are listed and defined here – as are all the rules and guidelines for entering.

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. If you have questions about categories or packaging of your entries, contact Susan Cook at susancookcreative@gmail.com or 817-313-1411. Bring entries and payment (if not made online) to Near South Studios, 328 Hemphill St. in Fort Worth, on either Friday, December 7 between 1:00 and 5:00 pm, or on Friday, January 4 between 1:00 and 7:00 pm.

Early entry day: Friday, December 7, 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 4, 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.