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American Advertising Awards 2018/2019

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The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of 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.

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RULES & CATEGORIES:

Choose the appropriate competition to download the 2017/2018 Rules & Categories Documents

PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION

STUDENT COMPETITION

 ENTRY FEES 

Professional Competition
AAF Member
    Individual Entry - $90 per entry
    Campaign Entry - $115 per entry
    *Late Entry - add $30

Non-AAF Member
    Individual Entry - $125 per entry
    Campaign Entry - $150 per entry
    *Late Entry - add $45

Student Comptetition
    All entries are $40 per entry.
    *Late Entry - add $10

 DEADLINES 

Online Entry: 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2018
   Late Online Entry: 11:59 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 - *late fee applies
Physical Entry Delivery: 5 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018 (see locations below)
   Late Physical Entry Delivery: 12 p.m. (noon), Monday, January 15, 2018 (see alternate location below)

 PAYMENT 

If paying by check, make check payable to AAF-RGV and include with the manifest in a sealed envelope and attach to your physical entries or, if physical entry is not required *mail to:
AAF-RGV
P.O. Box 4566
McAllen, TX 78502

* The postmark on the mailed check will determine the date of the entry.

If paying by credit card, please use the credit card option when you finalize your entries.

 PHYSICAL ENTRY SUBMISSION NOTES 

Please do not use an envelope larger than 17 x 22 inches for physical entries that will not fit in the standard 9x12 inch envelope. Following are two oversized envelopes available from Amazon.com. You may be able to find them at another store.

14 x 18 inch envelope       17 x 22 inch envelope

Please make sure that each item of the physical entry has an entry label affixed to it to insure proper identification of the entry if it gets separated from the envelope.

Please affix one entry form to the front of the envelope and one entry label to the upper right hand corner of the back of the envelope. Another copy of the entry form must be inserted in the envelope with the entry.

 DELIVERY OF PHYSICAL ENTRIES 
All physical entries, including complete manifest and payment (or receipt for online payment), must be delivered no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Late entries must be delivered no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2018..

Physical Entry Drop Off Points: No later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Brownsville Herald
Attn: Laura Flores
1135 East Van Buren Street
Brownsville, TX 78520

Valley Morning Star
Attn: Luise Richards
1310 South Commerce Street
Harlingen, TX 78550

The Monitor
Attn: Sherri Dease
1400 E Nolana
McAllen, TX 78504

Late Entry Drop Off Point: no later than 12 p.m. (noon), Monday, January 15, 2018

Source Publications
Attn: Robin Bullard
5401 N. 10th, Bldg. 200-D (above MoonBeans)

McAllen, TX 78504

Contact Robin Bullard at aafrgv@rgv.rr.com with any questions. Please be sure to include a contact phone number.