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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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE 2019/2020 AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS.
PLEASE READ BEFORE CONTINUING.  

2019-2020 AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS PROFESSIONAL RULES & CATEGORIES

2019-2020 AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS STUDENT RULES & CATEGORIES

Note: This important information includes the latest category details and submission instructions, including new information for tihis year's competition. It should be printed out, read, and used as a guide in preparing your entries.

Early Bird Entry Deadline: January 3rd by 12:00 Noon
Late Entry Deadline: January 7th by 12:00 Noon*


Enter and submit your work ANYTIME before the Entry Deadlines listed above.
You do NOT need to wait until deadline day to deliver your entries.


* All entries received after January 3rd at Noon will incur a late fee.

PLEASE NOTEHoliday hours will be in place from 12/20/19 - 1/2/20. Be sure to call ahead before dropping off entries.

ALL entries, including broadcast and digital, MUST be uploaded into the ADDY software regardless of category. 

Uploads will be used in the ADDY program book and award shows on the local, district and national levels. 
IF YOU FAIL TO UPLOAD A COPY OF YOUR ENTRY OR CREDITS, YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM BOOK OR SHOW.
You will not have the opportunity to upload after your entries have been submitted.

FAQs:

How do I submit an entry?
In addition to an electronic submission, the American Advertising Awards requires all entries to be submitted using the plastic submission bags or large manila envelopes. Approved clear plastic bags are available at no cost or feel free to use the manila envelopes with the entry info taped to the outside. See National rules for additional details. The following steps should be followed:

1.     Complete your online entry.
2.     Print out the entry form.
3.     Cut out the entry numbers (included with your printed entry form)
4.     Affix one entry number to the back upper right-hand corner of your printed entry*
5.     Affix another copy of the entry number to the upper right-hand corner of the submission bag
6.     Place the entry inside the clear submission bag, facing out.
7.     Place two (2) copies of the entry form inside the entry bag. Place on the opposite side from the entry, facing out.

What file format should my submission be?
All entries—including BROADCAST and DIGITAL screenshots—should be uploaded as hi-res PDFs.

How do I submit my BROADCAST or DIGITAL entry?
Broadcast entries must be uploaded to the ADDY site and will be judged from the site. 
Note: These entries are sent directly to judges for review and scoring in advance of the official on-site judging weekend. 

Where do I get the entry bags? And where do I drop off the completed entries? 
Pickup bags/drop off at one of the following locations:

 GKV
 1500 Whetstone Way, 4th Floor
 Baltimore, MD 21230
 410-539-5400

 idfive
 81 Mosher St. 3rd Floor
 Baltimore, MD 21217
 410-837-5555
 Use the call box to contact 3rd 
 floor for building access.

 Kapowza
 3600 O'Donnel St,Suite 240
 Baltimore, MD 21224
 443-769-3730
 Use visitor circle lot behind the
 building. Go in the double 
 doors under the West Tower.

OR Use your own manila envelope. Nothing larger than 30inches. 10x17 is ideal. 
You may also request envelopes via mail by contacting director@baltimoreadvertising.com.
Mail requests must be received no later than Thursday, 12/19/19. Please provide quantity needed and shipping address. 

What if my entry doesn’t fit in the bag?
Just make sure the entry has the entry form and entry numbers attached to all parts of the entry. nothing larger than 30inches. 

What are the deadlines?
Early Bird Entries Due: January 3rd by 12 Noon / Late Entries: January 7th by 12 Noon**
Enter and submit your work ANY TIME before the Entry Deadlines listed above.
You do NOT need to wait until deadline day to deliver your entries.

** All entries received after January 3rd at Noon will incur a late fee.

PLEASE NOTEHoliday hours will be in place from 12/20/19 - 1/2/20. Be sure to call ahead before dropping off entries.

Can I edit credits after I complete my submission?
No. Credits must be included at the time of your entry submission and you will not have an opportunity to make any changes once your submission has been made. These credits are used for local, district and national competitions.

Other Questions, Comments, Concerns?
Email: addys@baltimoreadvertising.com or call 410-821-6968.