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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.

Welcome to AAF Orange County's 
American Advertising Awards Entry Portal

2022 Rules and Categories

There have been changes to the Rules and Categories for the 2021-2022 American Advertising Awards, please take the time to review them below. Changes are highlighted in red.



Entry Deadlines & Fees


Early Entry Deadline: January 25, 2022 at 11:59pm Pacific Time 
*Late fees will be applied started January 26, 2022 at 12:00am Pacific Time, see fees below.

Final Entry Deadline: February 17, 2022 at 11:59pm Pacific Time 


Professional Competition: 
$165 per Early Entry
$215 per Late Entry

Student Competition: 
$40 per Early Entry
$55 per Late Entry

Will there be physical entries this year?

Nope, all entries for the AAF Orange County 2021-2022 American Advertising Awards will be judged online only, no physical entries will be accepted. You're welcome or we're sorry 😉

That being said, it will be even more important to upload great photos and videos, where allowed. For nearly all entries, you are now able to upload five files/images and a video.

For example, if you are submitted an annual report as your entry, you can submit photos of the interior and exterior of the piece as well as a video highlighting key pieces of the work for the judges to watch. Since these images and videos are replacing the physical entry, take the time to make sure they represent your entry in the best way possible! 

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