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American Advertising Awards 2018/2019

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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 2019 ADDYs!

Thank you for entering the 2018-2019 district ADDY awards presented by the Lexington Ad Club!

On behalf of our board members and committee chairs, we're excited to celebrate with you at the ADDY Gala on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at the Lyric Theatre. We have a fun evening in store and colorful attire is encouraged!

The competition begins on December 20th, 2018, and entries can be submitted at that time.

Again, thanks and best of luck.

Tyler V. Hayes
2018-2019 VP of ADDYs
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PROFESSIONAL ENTRIES | DATES & PRICING *
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AAF Member: $80
Non-Member: $120

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

STUDENT ENTRY PRICING **

AAF Member: $30
Non-Member: $35

** No extra charge for student campaign entries or last call entries. 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

For Member & Non-member entrants who submit their work before 11:59 PM on January 3, 2019, a $15 discount will be applied for 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.

LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES

The last call for entries will be January 18th, 2019. Physical entries may be submitted and paid for at final entry drop-off (below). 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.

FINAL ENTRY DROP-OFF DATE & TIME

The final entry drop-off for physical entries (not web / digital) date is Sunday, January 18th, 2019 at The Herald Leader (3-7pm).

FINAL ENTRY DROP-OFF PAYMENTS

If you are paying for entries with a paper check, you MUST bring a check with you to the Herald Leader (map below) on the drop-off date. Please make all checks payable to "AAF Lexington" or send to PO Box 1815, Lexington, Kentucky 40588-1815.

Check and credit card payments will be accepted at the final drop off location.

DIRECTIONS TO HERALD LEADER (ADDY DROP-OFF LOCATION)

2018-2019 RULES & CATEGORIES

Professional Rules & Categories

Student Rules & Categories