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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.

We are excited to see what the Tri-State area has to present in this year's American Advertising Awards. So much talent has been seen in our marketing and advertising industry, and we want to see you get recognized for it! 

No matter if you are a single person business, or a full scale design firm - everyone is on the same playing field in the American Advertising Awards. So what are you waiting for? Enter in your hard work and see your efforts get recognized!


  • All work entered in the ADDY competition must have first appeared in the media between January 1 and December 31, 2017.
  • With the exceptions of Public Service Advertising and Advertising Industry Self Promotion categories, and student entries, work entered must have been the result of paid creative services and media placement in the normal course of business.
  • Entries must be submitted in the CBSA, DMA or MSA where the work was created (as defined by Arbitron or Nielsen for your local market).
  • For Student eligibility requirements refer to the Student American Advertising Awards Rules & Categories available at www.aafdbq.org/addys


  • Single Entry: $55
  • Campaign Entry: $65


  • Single Entry: $85
  • Campaign Entry: $95


  • All Entries: $30

Drop Off:

  • Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
  • 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Hospice of Dubuque 
    1670 John F Kennedy Rd
    Dubuque, IA 52002

Late Drop Off (additonal fee of $15 per entry):

  • Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
  • 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Hospice of Dubuque 
    1670 John F Kennedy Rd
    Dubuque, IA 52002


American Advertising Awards Dinner + Show 
Friday, February 9th, 2018
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