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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.

Welcome to the 2020 American Advertising Awards!


Thank you for entering the 2019-2020 American Advertising Awards presented by Ad Club Lexington.

On behalf of our board members and committee chairs, we're excited to celebrate with you at the American Advertising Awards Gala. We have a fun evening in store and colorful attire is encouraged!

Again, thanks and best of luck.

Tyler V. Hayes
VP of American Advertising Awards



AAF Member: $90
Non-Member: $120

For member & non-member entrants who submit their work before 11:59 PM on January 3, 2020, a $15 discount will be applied to each entry. This discount does not apply to student entrants. To be elgible for this discount, all submissions must be complete with the guidelines & requirements provided.


AAF Member: $105
Non-Member: $135

Rates apply for single entries. Each campaign entry has an additional $20 fee. 


AAF Member: $30
Non-Member: $35

No additional charge for student campaign entries or last call entries. 


The last call for entries will be January 22, 2020. Physical entries may be submitted and paid for at final entry drop-off. To submit work, you must fill out all information and requirements online before printing the entry and manifest forms. Entry and manifest forms are required for each submission at drop-off.


Physical entries must be dropped off on Thursday, January 23 from 4-8 PM at Base 110. Stick around for a fun mixer with other entrants. 


Professional Rules & Categories

Student Rules & Categories


This event is made possible thanks to a supportive creative and business community. If you are interested in sponsoring this year's American Advertising Awards, please reach out to treasurer@aaflexington.com