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Online Entry and Judging Software

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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.

Planning is underway for the 2020 ADDY Awards, and the Great Lakes Bay Region ADDY Awards Ceremony date has been selected for Friday, February 28, 2020. This year's theme: GAME ON. 

Entry your work on or before: January 16, 2020

ADDY Submissions will be due: January 16, 2020

Professional Rules and Categories. Click here.

Student Rules and Categories. Click here. 

There are major revamps this year to “Corporate Social Responsibility” & “Pro Bono” WITHIN the Public Service category.
Under the new rules, Corporate Social Responsibility entries are now eligible for Best of Show.
-- Corporate Social Responsibility = paid work
-- Pro Bono = non-paid work