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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.
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.
Please note: There is some confusion about digital vs physical entries. All entries are digital. We are not accepting any physical entries this year. They are not required for the local, district, or national competitions. The confusion stems from the national rules which were developed before the decision to make all competitions virtual. Please let us know if you have any questions! Thanks!
In a year like none other, there is one thing that we’ve learned: Corona Can’t Stop Creativity. We KNOW awesome creative was produced in 2020, maybe at home, maybe in your pajamas, maybe to help your clients' business survive or thrive in the pandemic. We know you made it and we look forward to seeing and awarding Tucson's best creative. Please note, we know 2020 was a tough year, so we held our entry fees to last year's early bird rates. In addition, there will not be a ticketed awards ceremony so you can spend your ADDY budget all on entries!
The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 50,000 entries every year in local competitions. Conducted annually by AAF, our local American Advertising Awards is the first of a three-tiered, national competition. Concurrently, across the country, entrants vie for recognition as the very best in their markets. At the 2nd tier, winners compete against others in one of 15 District competitions. District winners then forward to the 3rd tier, the National competition.
With over 200 categories covering all aspects of advertising, the Corona Can’t Stop Creativity American Advertising Awards competition is the 1st step toward winning a National ADDY Award.
We invite you to be part of this exciting event where we celebrate Tucson’s creativity in advertising.
The local entry deadline is February 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Mark your calendar now for the 40th Annual Tucson American Advertising
Awards Announcement, Tuesday March 16, 2021.
Visit the events page aaftucson.org for more details as soon as they become available.