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Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the American Advertising Awards competition rules, categories and entry procedures for 2020-2021 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.

Online Entry and Judging Software

Don't have an account? Choose an entry category below to begin.

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.

Welcome to the American Advertising Awards Pittsburgh competition.  Please be sure to carefully read the appropriate Rules and Categories information:

Professional Rules and Categories

Student Rules and Categories

 

Professional & Student timelines:

     Online System Opens November 16, 2020

     Early Entries Due December 11, 2020, 5:00pm

     On-time  Entries Due December 31, 2020, 5:00pm

     Late Entries Due January 15, 2021, 5:00pm

 

Professional Rates:

     Member Single Entry Fee $120 per entry

     Member Campaign Entry Fee $150 per campaign

 

     Non-member Single Entry Fee $170 per entry

    Non-member Campaign Entry $200 per campaign

 

Early fees take off $5 per entry

Late fees, add $15 to per entry base fees

 

Student Rates:

     Member Single Entry Fee $50 per entry

     Member Campaign $55 per entry

 

     Non-member Single Entry Fee $60 per entry

     Non-member Campaign $65 per entry

 

No early entry discount for students

Late fees, add $10 to per entry base fees

 

Good luck!