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American Advertising Awards 2018/2019

Online Entry and Judging Software

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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.


The 2019 American Advertising Awards entry period opens on November 1st, 2018 and closes on January 18, 2019. Work submitted must have run between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018.

Before submitting online please review the categories and rules of entry. Businesses entering the AdFed Suncoast competition must reside in either; Sarasota, Manatee, Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hardee, Desoto, Highlands, Glades or Hendry counties.

Guidelines & Categories pdf

download professional rules pdf

download student rules pdf

Entry Fees

Don't forget members of AAF/AdFed Suncoast get a great discount when entering the American Advertising Awards competition.

Member Single $89.00
Non-Member Single $178.00
Member Campaign $120.00
Non-Member Campaign $240.00
Student $38.00

Awards Gala

The winners gala will be held in late February 2019 in Sarasota. Please subscribe to receive email updates, and also follow our club Facebook feed by liking our page.

Gold winners will automatically forward to the district level of the competition. Silver winners will be provided details on how they can move on to the district competition the evening of the Gala. The 4th District winners will be announced at their awards gala held in April, 2019.

Good Luck, Entrants! May the odds forever be in your favor.