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American Advertising Awards 2018/2019

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The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of 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.

UPDATE: drop offs Friday, January 12 ARE CANCELLED due to weather conditions.

AAF-Akron will honor the normal entry fees for those who complete the full online portion of the submission process today, Jan. 12 by 6 p.m. Late fees will only be assessed to those completing the online applications after that time. 

We are extending drop off times for Wednesday, Jan. 17 to 3 PM - 7 PM due to the high volume of entries we will be recieving. 

If you have questions, please contact ADDY Chair Melissa Olson at addy@aafakron.com

2018 American Advertising Awards

Click on the links below to see the rules & categories for the 2018 ADDYs:

2017-18 AAA Professional Rules & Categories
2017-18 AAA Student Rules & Categories

2018 American Advertising Awards
The Akron-Canton ADDYs
 Call for Entries

Student Entry Drop-off

The University of Akron:
DesignX9, Myers School of Art
150 E. Exchange St., Akron
December 6–8, 2017, 9 AM–5 PM DAILY

Kent State University:
138 E. Main St., Suite 203, Kent

December 6–8, 2017, 9 AM–5 PM DAILY
(If students can't make it to these drop-offs, student work will be accepted at all professional dates listed below.)

Professionals in Canton:

Creative Soruce
4623 Everhard Rd. NW, Canton
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 4
6 PM
(If you can't make it to the Canton drop-offs, you are welcome to drop off on an Akron date listed below.)

Professionals in Akron:

DesignX9, Myers School of Art
150 E. Exchange St., Akron

Early Bird:
Friday, January 12, 2018, 46 PM

(*Late fees will only be assessed to those completing the online applications after 6 PM FRIDAY JANUARY 12.)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 46 PM
(*$25 late fee will be charged to entries turned in after the Early Bird date, excluding student entries)

2018 American Advertising Awards
The Akron-Canton ADDYs

Presented by HKM Direct Market Communications

Friday, February 23, 2018, 59 PM

RSVP AND TICKETS will be available January 2018

The Akron Civic Theatre
182 S. Main Street, Akron, OH 44308
Free Valet Parking

Ticket Prices
Professional - $60 Member | $85 Nonmember
Student - $35 Member | $40 Nonmember

Reception 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Gallery of Creative. Tasting stations. Cash Bar.

Awards Ceremony 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Golds, Silvers, Judges Choices, Best of Show and more!

ADDY After Party
Onstage at The Akron Civic Theater. 

RSVP by February 21, 2018
Please note: all guests of individual members must pay nonmember rate.

Contact ADDY Chair Melissa Olson at Addy@AAFAkron.com