American Advertising Awards 2018/2019
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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.
Please read the official rules and please note: There has been an update in the rules for any physical entries you enter. Be advised that it must fit in the provided plastic bag and include this year's edition of the ADDYs poster. You can obtain both the clear plastic bag and poster for each of your entries at StudioTribe (1210 E Levee St, Dallas, TX 75207) or please contact Allison Farris at Allison@aafdallas.org to arrange pick up elsewhere.
Additionally, printed materials CANNOT be mounted and their size CANNOT exceed 13x19". Failure to adhere to these guidlines may result in entry disqualification. For more information about entering the Dallas American Advertising Awards please see our new guidelines poster where these guidelines are clearly defined.
NEW LOCAL ONLY CATEGORIES FOR 2019
L1: The Dallas Foodie - The best of food/restaurant category advertising in Dallas. This can be in any media format.
L2: Corporate Creative - The CC award is for the best of advertising created in-house in Dallas. This can be in any media format.
L3:The Dallas Holly - The best of holiday-specific advertising created in Dallas. This can be in any media format.
L4: The Extreme Makeover Award - The best of rebranding created in Dallas. This can be in any media format.
L5: The Brand Activist Award - The best of CSR advertising created in Dallas. This can be in any media format.
L6: The Graveyard - The best of ideas that the client didn't buy created in Dallas. This can be in any media format.
AAF DALLAS AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS DEADLINES & FEES
Regular Deadline is January 11, 2019
Non-Member Fee per Entry - $200
Member Fee per Entry - $170
Corporate Member per Entry - $155
Student Fee per Entry - $50
Late Deadline is January 16, 2019
Non-Member Late Fee per Entry - +$50
Corporate Member and Member Late Fee per Entry - +$30
Student Late Fee per Entry - +$15 (accepting student entries through January 25 for students only)
ENTRY DROP OFF INFORMATION
*Please note: that you do not need to drop off any physical entries for work in: ALL Online/Interactive categories (#37-47 and 75), ALL Film, Video & Sound categories (#48-71), and SELECT Elements of Advertising Categories. Even if you enter exclusively in the digital categories, you must still submit a signed manifest at the drop off location.
Drop Off Location:
1210 E Levee St, Dallas, TX 75207
Drop off Dates:
Regular Deadline Entries: January 2-11, 2019 9 - 5 pm
Late Deadline Entries: January 14-16, 2019 9 - 5 pm
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MARCH 7 AT 6:30 PM AT THE BOMB FACTORY
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