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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.

The Pele Awards has a 40-year history here in Hawaii.

AAF-District 13 oversees the Pele Awards and it is one of fifteen National District Competitions for American Advertising Awards (also known as the ADDYs).  It’s designed to recognize excellence in Advertising and Design in the State of Hawaii for the past calendar year.

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest competition.  As a part of the American Advertising Awards system, the first place winners or the Pele Gold winners in all National categories are sent from the Pele Awards to the American Advertising Awards to compete in the National Finals at no charge.

We are very fortunate that we only have one competition to clear before all Pele Gold goes on straight to the National American Advertising Awards Competition Finals in Washington, D.C.

The Pele Awards also has a:  

College Division – presented by Ad 2 Honolulu and the NMG Network NMG Scholarship Program

High School Division – presented by Electric Pencil and the NMG Network NMG Scholarship Program
Early Bird Online Entry Deadline*: Monday, January 21, 2019, 11:59pm HST

Final Online Entry Deadline*: Monday, February 4, 2019, 11:59pm HST

Final Entry Envelope Submission With  Payment Deadline*: Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 1pm HST
**Member rates for individual or Corporate members of AAF-Hawaii, AD 2 Honolulu and AIGA Honolulu.

*Late Fees waived and Member rates apply for entrants on the islands of Maui, Big Island, Kauai and Lanai

*All Entries Must Be Dropped Off Or Mailed and Postmarked by February 5, 2019 To:

ELECTRIC PENCIL Attn: PELE AWARDS 501 Sumner St. #3B1 Honolulu, HI 96817

*You Must Register and Finalize entries online.

For more information,please go to:  
PeleAwards.com  or contact us at PeleAwards@AAFHawaii.com