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Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the American Advertising Awards competition rules, categories and entry procedures for 2020-2021 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.
Please note that online judging is approved for THIS YEAR ONLY.
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.
Professional Entry Deadline: December 20th, 2019 at 4pm
Student Entry Deadline: December 20th, 2019 at 4pm
AAF San Antonio Judging: January 10 & 11, 2020
AAF San Antonio Awards Gala: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Professional Rules & Categories: http://www.aaf.org/_PDF/AAF%20Website%20Content/235_AAA/AwardsProf_Rules_Categories_2019-2020.pdf
Student Rules & Categories: http://www.aaf.org/_PDF/AAF%20Website%20Content/235_AAA/AwardsStud_Rules_Categories_2019-2020.pdf
Early Bird Pricing (per entry)
Prior to December 1, 2019 at 4pm for professionals and students
- Member Single $75
- Member Campaign $95
- Non-Member Single $95
- Non-Member Campaign $115
- Student $25
Entry Pricing (per entry)
Prior to December 20, 2019 at 4pm for professionals and students
- Member Single $95
- Member Campaign $115
- Non-Member Single $115
- Non-Member Campaign $135
- Student $25
The online entry system will be closed on Friday, Dec. 20th at 4pm for professionals and students.
Please bring your prepared entries, manifest(s) and payment to the following drop-off location:
Bauhaus Media Group
3015 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, Texas, 78212
Drop off is available starting Monday, October 14, Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm.
Please make checks payable to AAF-San Antonio.
Attn: Terri McCoy
20770 N. US Hwy 281 Suite 108-461
San Antonio, Texas, 78258
Contact Tim Patrick at Tim@Bauhausmedia.com with any questions.