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Online Entry and Judging Software

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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.



All digital/electronic entries only have to be uploaded, there is no need to submit a cd/dvd.  For all digital/electronic entries a manifest MUST be sent to the AAFCLE offices. Failure to submit manifests may result in your entry(s) being disqualified. Email manifests here


Each print entry must accompany a physical piece to be judged.  Please do not mount the peice on black board or foam core, we just need the piece itself.  Failure to submit a physical piece for print entries will result in the entry being disqualified.
All entries must include manifest documents.

Deadline to enter is January 15 2019.  All entries must be received by January 18, 2019.

Drop-off Day 

Friday, January 18, 2019
KP Photo Inc
3907 Perkins Ave.
Cleveland, OH 
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Mail to
6140 West Creek Rd., #204
Independence, OH 44131

All entries must be received by January 18, 2019.  

Download the Rules & Categories pdf

Entry Fees 
Member entry fees:
Single entry - $80
Campaign - $125

Non-member entry fees:
Single entry - $125
Campaign - $175

Student entry fees:
Single or campaign - $25

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