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Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the American Advertising Awards competition rules, categories and entry procedures for 2020-2021 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 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.
Thanks for Competing in the American Advertising Awards
This is the largest industry creativity competition in the nation. Winners at the local level move on to compete at the District 4 competition, and winners at the District competition move on to National to compete against the best of the best.
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We Are Not Accepting Physical Entries
The National AAF organization will be conducting judging remotely this year, as will our local chapter. Please do not plan to submit physical entries to this year's competition. Complete your entry online through our entry portal, and check out the rules for your categories at the AAF District 4 site. If you are submitting an inherently physical entry (e.g. a sales kit, a mailing or a display), in addition to submitting a full PDF of the entire piece, consider taking photographs or video that showcase the production quality and construction of your entry.
Our deadline for regular entries is January 12, 2021. All entries completed after 5:30 on January 12 will be considered late and can be entered with an additional $25 late fee (per entry) through 5:30 on Friday 1/15/2021. No entries will be accepted after this time and date.
$83 for a single entry
$96 for a campaign
$160 for a single entry
$186 for a campaign
$41 for a single entry
$61 for a campaign
Late Entry Fee:
$25 per entry
Payment by Check
While we would prefer you use our easy online payment system, if you pay by check, mail your check to the address below when you complete your entries and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to alert us.
709 NE 25th Ave
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Checks should be made out to: Advertising Club of Greater Fort Lauderdale