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To access the Judges Portal, you will need to use the credentials sent to you by AAF National.

Judging may be hosted virtually. Please check with your local Chapter to verify requirements of physical entries. Requirement of physical entry submissions is at the discretion of the local AAF Chapter.

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.


Welcome to the 2021-2022 Charleston American Advertising Awards. Enter Today!


Conducted annually by the AAF, the local tier of the American Advertising Awards is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, across the country, local entrants vie to receive an ADDY Award—recognition as the very best in their markets. Entering the American Advertising Awards supports the entire advertising industry, because the AAF and its local and district affiliates use the proceeds to enhance advertising through programs such as public service, internships, advocacy groups, advertising education, and consumer awareness. A Gold ADDY is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and is judged to be superior to all other entries in the category. Entries that are also considered outstanding and worthy of recognition receive a Silver ADDY. 

Competition Information

The Charleston American Advertising Awards competition handles all entries for Charleston as well as the Coastal Carolina's area. These awards have been modified to allow for virtual-only judging only. This means that we will NOT require a physical submission as part of the entry process. All entries can be handled online. 

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Final Deadline: Friday, January 14, 2022, by 11:59 pm

  • Professional Single Entry: $110
  • Professional Campaign Entry: $160
  • Student Entry: $45

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