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Online Entry and Judging Software

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.

Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the American Advertising Awards competition rules, categories and entry procedures for 2022-2023 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.

The American Advertising Awards, home of the ADDY® Award, is one of the industry's largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 30,000 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.

All work entered into the American Advertising Awards competition must have first appeared in the media between January 1 and December 31, 2022.

All entries will be digital. Physical copies of print work may be required for the D10 contest. You will be notified if physical copies are required.There is no limit to the amount of entries a person or company can submit.

All entries must be submitted by January 8th, 2023.

Payment is due online. If you are not able to make the payment online, contact Jade Allen at allenjade2012@gmail.com to make alternate arrangements.

Learn more about AAF East Texas

There are savings in entry fees for AAF members, consider joining AAF East Texas! Membership prices start at the individual level at $175 with discounts for multiple member packages. See the full package list here. 

View the Entry Guide for answers to most questions. For further assistance, email allenjade2012@gmail.com.

Entry Fees

  • Member, Single Entry: $60
  • Member, Campaign Entry: $75
  • Non-Member, Single Entry: $85
  • Non-Member, Campaign Entry: $100
  • Students: $35

Rules & Categories

All categories are listed and defined in these documents, along with the rules and guidelines for entering.

Learn more about the American Advertising Awards