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Online Entry and Judging Software

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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.

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.

Entry Fees
Professional Entry Fees (Dec. 1, 2018–Jan. 9, 2019)
Member Single Entry $90
Member Campaign Entry $100
Non-member Single Entry $120
Non-member Campaign Entry $130

Student Entry Fees $25


Entry Drop Off
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 4–7 p.m.
Jojo's Restaurant & Tap House, 16 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701

Follow the entry rules and guidelines on the AAF-GF Awards website to ensure that your entries are packaged and labeled properly. Bring your manifest and packaged entries to the Awards drop-off event. All entries must be paid for online, in advance before dropping them off, on the entrantsite when you submit your entries. Payment is accepted via PayPal on the entrant site.

Please complete your entries online, make your payment, and bring these items with you to Awards drop-off:
• a signed and dated copy of your entry manifest
• a printed copy of one entry form for each entry
• your actual/physical entry
• If your entry is 3-dimensional, also bring a box that it will fit into.

If you have any entry, category, or packaging questions please contact Seth Sirbaugh at seth@tribecol.com.


Late Entries
Late entries will be accepted during normal business hours up until 12 p.m. on January 11, 2019 at:
Tribe, 150 South East Street, Ste 204, Frederick, MD 21701
Late entries will be assessed at a surcharge:
Member Single Late Entry $115
Member Campaign Late Entry $125
Non-member Single Entry $145
Non-member Campaign Entry $155

Please note: There is no late entry period for Students.


Save the Date
29th Annual AAF-Greater Frederick American Advertising Awards Gala
Saturday, March 9th, 2019  |  6–10pm

Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ
15 West Church St, Frederick, MD 21701