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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.

Entry Help
Rules and Categories
Entry Guide

All work must be submitted virtually this year. No need for an entry packet. Follow the directions below for submitting your payment and sending us your manifest form digitally.

Please PRINT your manifest, SIGN it, SCAN it and EMAIL it to us. That way we will have a record of your signed manifest.
You can email the scanned copy to the ADDYs committee at addy@aafsb.org.

*IMPORTANT* We will no longer be having entry drop-off. 

The payment processing system will be down for maintenance on Saturday, January 16. You will be able add your entries but will NOT be able to pay for them. Therefore, we have extended the entry submission deadline to Tuesday, January 19. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

Important Dates
Call for Entries: October 16 – January 16
Entry Deadline: January 16  Tuesday, January 19
American Advertising Awards Virtual Gala: Saturday, February 27 @ 7PM