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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.

Welcome to the AAF Reno American Advertising Awards!

Guidelines for Submissions

Please submit your art online via a PDF as all entries will be judged online this year. Feel free to snap a video of your entry if the piece would benefit.

Virtual Drop Off Party – January 29, 2021 5:30pm-8:30pm 

Join us for our virtual American Advertising Awards drop off party!

As we continue to adjust to the reality of the pandemic, we’re moving the 2020 American Advertising Awards to be entirely virtual this year.

2020 brought more challenges to the advertising world than ever before and we found new and innovative ways to communicate, advertise, and market ourselves. This is the year that proved great creative perseveres; you can bet our award show will celebrate that same grit and determination. Your hard work deserves recognition more than ever.

This also means that we’re having our submission process go 100% digital as well. Judges will only be reviewing what you enter through the online portal, so please, do not mail or drop off your physical entries.

We invite you to participate with other like-minded creatives and come hang out with your AAF Reno board for our virtual drop off party. If you are having issues submitting your entries, have questions about the awards specifically, or just want to say hello, we will have people there!

Join Zoom Meeting

Professional Rules and Categories

Student Rules and Categories

For questions please contact Linda Ramos at ljramos@sbcglobal.net or 775-772-5262 

You can pay online, call Linda to pick up a check or mail your check to: 

AAF Reno

P.O. Box 12333

Reno, NV 89510

Want to save money on your entry fees? Become a member

ADDY Entry Fees:

   Early Bird Fees end 1/15/2021     Regular Fees end 2/7/2021
Member - Single $75.00  $90.00
Member - Campaign $95.00  $110.00
Non-Member - Single $105.00  $120.00
Non-Member - Campaign $125.00  $140.00 
Students $35.00  

A $30 late fee will be applied to entries submitted between 2/6/21 - 2/7/21 at Midnight.