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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.




Triangle AdFed is now accepting entries for the 2020 ADDY Awards. We've seen some amazing creative work coming out of shops all across the Triangle. Now's your chance to earn some hardware for it. You do not have to be a member of the Triangle AdFed to enter, but we strongly encourage you to do so. Help strengthen our creative community, and save some cash at the same time. Join AAF Now and save.


EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, December 13, 2019

AAF Member Single Entry: $80  |  Campaign Entry: $105

Non-Member Single Entry: $100  |  Campaign Entry: $125

Student AAF Single Entry: $35  |  Student Campaign Entry: $45

FINAL DEADLINE: Friday, January 10, 2019

AAF Member Single Entry: $100  |  Campaign Entry: $125

Non-Member Single Entry: $120  |  Campaign Entry: $145

Student Single Entry: $35  |  Student Campaign Entry: $45




The Best of Show is the top award given to the entry that best represents the mission of the American Advertising Awards competition and the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. (Public Service and Self-Promotion categories are not eligible for Best of Show).

The MOSAIC ADDY Award is given to the entry, from any category, that best exemplifies a spirit of diversity and inclusion. Criteria for this award is a demonstration of understanding of and sensitivity to the needs, concerns and buying practices of multi-cultural audiences.



1. Physical entries are required for all categories. For detailed instructions on how to package your entries, please see the complete  Professional Rules & Categories or Student Rules & Categories.

Drop off and mailed entries can be delivered to (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
French West Vaughan

112 E. Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

EARLY ENTRIES:  December 13th,  9am - 12pm
FINAL ENTRIES:  January 10th,  9am - 12pm


2. All non-digital entries must be submitted as either the original work or a high resolution printed copy of the work.

3. TWO printed entry forms, with the entry-specific number, must accompany every entry. Even if you aren't submitting a physical entry (e.g. digital entry) you must physically submit an entry form and invoice/manifest form.

4. Entry numbers must be physically affixed to each physical entry.

5. Physical entries should be submitted in a CLEAR envelope with the work showing on one side and the entry form showing on the opposite side. Additional entry form should be placed inside the envelope.

6. An entry manifest document must accompany every submission.

7. Entries must be paid for by credit card or check by the deadline date. Checks can be made out to: Triangle AdFed and should accompany your submission. Submissions are not considered final until payment is received.


Please submit any questions you have to aaawards@triangleadfed.com.