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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.

A new theme. A new venue.
A new experience.

This year, we have reimagined the American Advertising Awards in a celebration of the creative spirit. Don't miss your chance to enter your best work of the year in this premier advertising competition.

Entry Deadline:  January 10 @ 5pm

Drop all physical entries off to Bethany West at The Manahan Group, 222 Capitol Street, Ste 400


Entry Fees:

  • AAFWV Members: $70 single entry/ $90 campaign entries
  • Non-Members: $90 single entry/ $110 campaign entries
  • Students: FREE for the first 20 entries
  • Local-only Categories: $55 



2019-2020 Professional Rules & Categories: PDF

2019-2020 Student Rules & CategoriesPDF

Consider joining AAF-West Virginia to save up to $20 per entry! 

Some of the benefits of membership include: personal and professional development through regular meetings and workshops; networking opportunities; a voice in legislative issues; and member discounts on business related services. Membership can be purchased or renewed here: https://squareup.com/store/aaf-wv



Thursday, February 20, 2020


Hale Street Center

210 Hale Street

Charleston, WV  25301






Event and Awards presentation sponsorships are available, contact contact Steve Mallory at (304) 437-0669 or Melanie George at (304) 341-1669 for details. 

If you have any questions about the entry process, please call Bethany West at (304) 720-5456.