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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.

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.


Digital Entries (Video, Website, etc.) – Must be entered into the ADDY software by 4:00 PM on Friday, January 10. A link to the Professional & Student software can be found at aaftoledo.org/addys.

Physical Entries (Print, Packaging, etc.) – Entry must be dropped off with manifest form at MadAveGroup, 1600 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH  between 1:00 – 4:00 PM on Friday, January 10thth. Please come to the Social Club, on the 2nd floor.


 Payments may be made by credit card in the ADDY software or by check, payable to: AAF Toledo.


If you have questions regarding entering your work, the software, or anything additional, please contact Darcie or director@aaftoledo.org.