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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.

Online Entry and Judging Software

Don't have an account? Choose an entry category below to begin.

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.

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.

Visit our entry portal to get started:

Professional Entries

Student Entries

It Pays to be a Member

The price for non-members is double what it is for AAF members. So if you join today you’ll not only save, but you’ll support the local chapter. Our annualized memberships run from June-May. Once you're a member, you'll receive a reminder to renew your membership each May. 

Physical Entries

Physical entries are not required. However, if you choose to submit a physical entry, complete your online entry first. Once your entries are submitted online, the physical entries can then be dropped off. Improperly packaged entries will not be accepted. Please use a manila envelope or plastic sleeve readily available at office supply stores to package your entries. IMPORTANT: Digital entries ONLY DO NOT require a physical entry (all other entries require physical entries - a signed manifest is required for all entries).

Entry Drop-Off Information

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.

This year, we are offering two drop-off locations for physical entries. To comply with COVID-19 protocols, entries will only be accepted during the times and days below. Please contact addys@aafsfl.org to make an appointment for drop-offs. No entries will be accepted without a pre-arranged appointment. We'll contactlessly check your entries for completeness before you leave. 

Broward County Drop-Off Location:

426 S Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Palm Beach County Drop-Off Location: 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Late Entries:

426 S Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Wednesday 1/13 through Friday 1/15
Noon to 5:30 p.m.

Got Questions or Want a Physical Copy of the Categories and Rules?

We've got you covered. Call or email your local President, Jacob Edenfield, at 954-874-9059 or president@aafsfl.org with your mailing address, and we'll get one headed your way. He's also happy to answer any questions you have about packaging, drop off, competition rules, timing, etc. 

Entry Costs

$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, bring your check with you at the time you submit your entries. No physical entries will be accepted without payment. If you are entering digital only, please email president@aafsfl.org to let us know, and mail your check to:
Jacob Edenfield
709 NE 25th Ave
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Checks should be made out to: Advertising Club of Greater Fort Lauderdale