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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.

The leaders of AAF of Greater Flint are excited about the 2019/20 AAA ADDY® season. We want to make you aware of some changes that will help you with your entries this year.  We hope you are already beginning to think about the good work you have created and what you plan to enter this year.  You will want to make note that the entry deadline date willbe January 24, 2020 at 5PM.  We will accept credit card payments at the drop off location ONLY.  DO NOT PAY ONLINE.  The location this year is at the offices of Mike Naddeo Photography located above Cafe Rhema at 432 Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48502.  Time for drop off is from Noon to 5PM.  Date is Friday January 24, 2020.

This year the ADDY entry platform has been rebuilt with the help of a new software provider. We have added and modified all of the features that will make this year’s entry process easier to navigate and less time consuming for you to use. The new software promises to be simple to learn and most importantly, will be dependable, even during the heaviest ADDY entry periods.  You will find exciting features this year that will include such things as:

  • Entry cloning/copying function
  • Drag and drop file uploader
  • Upload progress bar with multitasking capabilities
  • More payment options than before
  • Improved technical support capabilities

We will provide a simple, step-by-step, easy to follow, short instructional video available online that you can watch before entering as well as improved tech support provided by the new software company that will help answer any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to seeing your best work in this year’s competition.

If you have a particular contact at your firm you want us to notify, just send us their email address with ADDY info in the subject line and we will be sure they get the information to enter the 2020 competition.

Thanks in advance and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call.

If you have questions on anything, please contact Dave Perry at 810-955-2263 or at dave@davep.biz.