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Online Entry and Judging Software

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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.

While AAF Coastal Carolinas will not be hosting a traditional American Advertising Awards competition this year, you can still enter professional work into a virtual version of the competition being conducted by AAF District 3.

Submitted pieces will be judged alongside other entrants from the Coastal SC area with Silver and Gold ADDY certificates being awarded to the competition’s best work. 

While there will not be a gala event, entries that win a Gold ADDY in this local show will automatically advance to the district competition (with district-level Gold ADDY winners advancing to the national competition) as always. 

One exceptional piece from this event will also be named Best of Show.

Entries must be received in Black Mountain, NC, by next Thursday, January 31. Please allow time for shipping. 

We look forward to your participation! 

Competition Details

Payment can be submitted by check only.

Please make your check payable to AdFedWNC and include it with your entries, entry forms and signed manifest.

Ship your entries to:

Laura Gaines

C/o AdClub WNC

100 Orchard Street,

Black Mountain, NC 28711


Ship early - Entries MUST be received by Thursday, January 31st.

Entry Fees:

Single Member: $90

Campaign Member: $105

Single Non-Member: $140

Campaign mom-Member: $155