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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.

AAF-SWFL AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS GALA
Southwest Florida's biggest night in advertising! Come see and be seen--and learn who wins ADDY Awards for creative excellence in 2019. Cocktail attire is appropriate. Get creative with dress inspired by early 1960's vintage fashion.

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center
9931 Interstate Commerce Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913

6-7 PM Cocktail hour sponsored by Pulse Technology Solutions & Payton Brands
7-9 PM Seated dinner and ADDY Awards show

Featuring special guest of honor Myra Janco Daniels

Myra Janco Daniels broke the rules of age and gender. She founded and ran multiple advertising agencies, learned to fly a plane, won countless awards and honors, married a Mad Man, built the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, founded the Latchkey League, and currently chairs community projects and helps organizations across the world improve.

General Admission Ticket $95 | Sponsored Table for 10 $1,250 | Student Ticket $50
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Hotel Accommodations
Extend your ADDY celebration! Reserve a Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center stay for $239/night on event weekend.
Call 1-888-HOLIDAY and Reference Group Code AAF or
CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE WITH CODE AAF


THE AAF-SWFL 2019 AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

If you’re an agency, advertiser, producer, or independent professional in Southwest Florida, the AAF-SWFL American Advertising Awards professional competition is your first step toward winning a national ADDY. The student competition is open to students enrolled in a Southwest Florida-based educational institution.

Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY Awards — recognition as the very best in our market. At the second tier, winners compete against winners from 16 other local clubs across Florida and Caribbean Islands in the AAF-Fourth District competition. District ADDY winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards.

Entering the American Advertising Awards supports the entire advertising industry. AAF uses the proceeds to enhance advertising through programs such as public service, internships, advocacy groups, advertising education, and consumer awareness.

ENTRY DISCOUNT AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS

AAF-SWFL members enjoy discounted American Advertising Award entry fees and the many additional benefits of this important business affiliation all year long. Join our unified voice for advertising in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, and Hendry Counties. 

To find the membership best suited for your business, CLICK HERE

ENTRY FEES-POST DEADLINE RATES APPLY

 

PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION

Click Here for Professional Competition Rules

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

 

Single Entry, Member $130

Single Entry, Non-Member $200

 

Campaign Entry, Member $180

Campaign Entry, Non-Member $250

 

STUDENT COMPETITION

Click Here for Student Competition Rules

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

 

Single or Campaign Entry, $55

SAVE THE DATES

Entry Deadline: January 10, 2020
EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: JANUARY 17, 2020
Gallery Night: January 24, 2020, 6-8 p.m. FGCU Cohen Center, Room 247
AAF-SWFL ADDY Gala: February 29, 2020

Join us on Facebook @SWFLAAF to receive updates about the 2020 SWFL American Advertising Awards Competition, Gallery Night, and Gala.

ENTRY DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

 

PUNTA GORDA

The Firm Advertising Agency

264 W Marion Ave #B, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Elizabeth Lombardo (941) 347-8198

 

FORT MYERS
Spiro & Associates
2286 W First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Wendy Payton (239) 675-3120

BONITA SPRINGS
Presstige Printing
10940 Harmony Park Way, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Rudy Von Eyser ‭(941) 626-1062‬

NAPLES
Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp.

4933 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 203, Naples, FL  34103

Located on the 2nd floor of the three-story glass building behind the BNY Mellon Wealth Management building.

Stephen Blancett (239) 404-4804