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Don't have an account? Choose an entry category below to begin. Logged in users may also click these to submit additional entries.

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.

Judging may be hosted virtually. Please check with your local Chapter to verify requirements of physical entries. Requirement of physical entry submissions is at the discretion of the local AAF Chapter.

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.


DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 24, 2024

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Monday, January 29, 2024

Entering the American Advertising Awards supports the entire advertising industry, because the AAF and its local and district affiliates use the proceeds to enhance advertising through programs such as public service, professional development, internships, advocacy groups, advertising education, and consumer awareness.

Selection of the most creative entries is conducted through a scoring process in which a panel of judges—comprised of accomplished advertising creative professionals—evaluates all creative dimensions of every entry.  A GOLD ADDY is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and is judged to be superior. Entries that are also considered outstanding and worthy of recognition receive a SILVER ADDY. The number of awards given in each category is determined by the judges, based on the relative quality of work in that category.

Entries that receive a SILVER ADDY have the opportunity to be forwarded on to the District competition for $75. Entries that receive this level of recognition will be reached out to by a member of AdFed Minnesota the night of The Show 2024.

The American Advertising Awards Student Division is also a three-tier national competition, which is sponsored by the AAF and Ad 2 National. Occurring in conjunction with the professional competition, the Student Awards recognize and reward creative excellence by students. Information on entering the American Advertising Awards Student Division may be found at AmericanAdvertisingAwards.com.

The acceptance of physical submissions is up to the discretion of each individual local club. AdFed Minnesota will NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY PHYSICAL SUBMISSIONS, please only upload digital submissions for ALL categories.

To learn more about this year's rules & categories, please refer to the following documents:
American Advertising Awards - Pro Rules
American Advertising Awards - Student Rules