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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.
Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the American Advertising Awards competition rules, categories and entry procedures for 2021-2022 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.
The American Advertising Awards, home of the ADDY® Award, is one of the industry's largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 30,000 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.
AAF of the Midlands
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Local Entry Fees
- Professional Single Entry: $65 (Member) / $105 (Non-Member)
- Professional Campaign Entry: $85 (Member) / $145 (Non-Member)
- Student Single Entry: $30
- Student Campaign Entry: $35
Please make note, this year physical entries will not be accepted at the District or National levels. However, physical entries will be required at the local level and Take-in Days will be offered so you can submit physical entries. Please be aware that judging will take place in person this year at the local level. *
► If you are only submitting entries digitally, then you may email your signed manifest to the Awards Judging Chair.
► If you would like to submit physical entries, see the checklists below!
Take-In Day Checklist
- Signed Manifest/Invoice
- Payment (if not paid online)
- Physical Entries in Envelopes
Each entry should be submitted in a plastic or paper envelope with the following:
- Your entry form
- Your physical entry
- Labels on back of physical entry (if your entry is a campaign or has multiple elements, please label everything).
Please note: Due to online uploads, CDs and DVDs are no longer accepted.
Questions? Please contact our Awards and Judging Chair.