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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.

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.

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.

 

Thanks for participating in the 2021 American Advertising Awards, hosted by Ad Club Lexington.

 

Check aaflexington.com for continued updates as we navigate the competition, and gala, in these strange times. Thanks and best of luck.

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We're Going Digital

Entries will be entirely digital this year. Upload any files that you think will help judges understand your work. It may help to think of submissions as portfolio pieces: show all sides of the packaging if you want, consider some pictures of the finished piece and not just flat art files, and so on. Your work will only be judged virtually this year, so consider the deadline, take your time and show your stuff.

Professional Entries

AAF Member: $90
Non-Member: $120
Rates apply for single entries. Each campaign entry has an additional $20 fee.

Student Entries

AAF Member: $30
Non-Member: $35
No additional charge for student campaign entries.

Deadline

You can submit entries starting December 1, 2020. The last call for entries will be January 31, 2021.

Rules & Categories

Both professional and student rules & categories can be found here.

Sponsors

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

Questions?

addys@aaflexington.com