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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.

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. Please do not mount the peice on black board or foam core, we just need the piece itself.  Failure to submit a physical piece or submitting a mounted piece for print entries will result in the entry 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.

Final deadline to enter is January 16, 2020.  All entries must be received by January 17, 2020.

Drop-off Day 

Friday, January 17, 2020
KP Photo Inc
3907 Perkins Ave.
Cleveland, OH 
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Or

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

All entries must be received by January 17, 2020.  

Download the Rules & Categories pdf

Entry Fees 11/1/19-1/10/20

Add $35/entry from 1/11/20-1/16-20

Corporate Entry Fees
Contact Executive Director, Dan Leibundgut for special corporate member only discount code

Individual Member entry fees:
Single entry - $80
Campaign - $125

Non-member entry fees:
Single entry - $135
Campaign - $185

Student entry fees:
Single or campaign - $25

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