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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.

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.

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.

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You can donate 20% of your entry fee(s) to a Colorado Non-Profit. 

Please select your Non-Profit you are donating to by using the coupon codes below so we can allocate your funds properly.

Black Resilience Fund use Coupon code: Black Resilience Fund

COVID-19 Arts and Culture Relief Fund use Coupon Code: COVID-19 Art & Culture Relief

Angel Relief Fund for Restaurant & Hospitality Workers use Coupon Code: Angel Relief

Creative Strategies for Change use Coupon code: Creative Strategies for Change

Mental Health Well Being Fund use Coupon code: Well Being Fund


Additional info:

Entry Fees:

  • $125 per entry for members.

  • $250 per entry for nonmembers.

  • $25 for student work entry

If the system says you already have an account you probably do have one associated with your email because of a previous 50 entry. Trigger the system to send a new password to you by clicking forgot password.

What do I upload here? Each Entry assets, up to 10. Uploads may be of any file type. Maximum file size is 1gb in size. 

What type of video formats are supported? We support popular web, consumer and professional media formats. Examples include 3GP, AAC, AVI, FLV, MP4 and MPEG2. Quicktime files ending in .mov are also generally accepted, however, .mov files using proprietary codecs such as RED, ARRI or Avid will not be transcoded and therefore are not accepted.

Digital entries: Entry submission can include submission of creative assets either via digital file uploads, JPEG screenshots (for Social Media) or submission of URLs for judging (carefully follow the submission instructions during the online entry process).

If you have questions or problems contact tonja@adclubco.com