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American Advertising Awards 2017/2018

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The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of 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.

SUBMITTING ENTRIES:

Digital/Electronic

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.

Print

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 12, 2018.  All entries must be received by January 15, 2018.

Drop-off Day, Friday, January 15, 2018, 2-5pm 
Location TBD

Or

Mail to
AAF-Cleveland
4700 Rockside Rd., #325
Independence, OH 44131

All entries must be received by January 15, 2018.  

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

AAFCLE members can save 10% on entries through November 30, 2017.  Use the code AAFCLEMEMBER when checking out.

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