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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 2022-2023 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.

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.

Your journey to winning a National AAF Addy Award begins here with AAF Sacramento.

We want to thank you for your participation in the American Advertising Awards. Please ensure you have spelled everything correctly on your entries as this information will be used if you receive an award.

Submit to the Professional Competition Submit to the Student Competition     

All entries must be submitted online NO LATER THAN 11:59pm on Friday, February 18th, 2022.  

Professional Rules:  Professional Rules & Categories (2021-22)
Student Rules:  Student Rules & Categories (2021-22) 

Entry Type Price
Member - Single $110
Member - Campaign $150
Non-Member - Single $250
Non-Member - Campaign $300
Student - Single $50
Student - Campaign $65
Late Fee(s) per entry - after February 18, 2022 $25
Multiple Entry Discount (2 or more) $10 / entry
Repeat Entry Discount (continuous members only) 7.5% off total

Discounted entry fees can be applied one of two ways: as credit to your membership, or applied to ticket purchases for the same year's American Advertising Awards Gala.
Discounts apply to professional entries only, at this time.

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Email Cole Alexander at aaa@aafsacramento.org to:

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