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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.

NO PHYSICAL ENTRIES WILL BE NEEDED FOR THE COMPETITION. Judging will be online only.

PLEASE READ THE APPROPRIATE RULES, CATEGORIES & GUIDELINES. This is critical information you need to know regarding how to enter as well as the definition of categories. Please note there have been changes to the Rules and Categories for 2023. Changes for 2023 are in red. This should be printed out, read, and used as a guide in choosing the categories for your entries.

2023 PROFESSIONAL RULES, CATEGORIES & GUIDELINES 

2023 STUDENT RULES, CATEGORIES & GUIDELINES  

New Entrants can set up an account by clicking the appropriate link below

Returning Entrants can log in at the top on the left or by clicking the appropriate link above and logging in on the left.

IMPORTANT FAQ's

NO PHYSICAL ENTRIES WILL BE NEEDED FOR THE COMPETITION. Judging will be online only.

NEW THIS YEAR for Austin's local competition! Be sure to include email addresses for each Credit listed on your entry so everyone on your team can claim their own NFT image for their awards.

Entry Uploads: ALL entries, including physical, broadcast and digital, MUST be uploaded into the competition software regardless of category and will be judged from the Judging Portal of the competition site.  No physical work samples will be accepted this year. There is no maximum file size. For best viewing of PDFs by the Judges, upload a reduced size high res PDF. It will not effect the quality of the image.

Uploads will also be used in the winners book and the award shows on the local, district and national levels.  IF YOU FAIL TO UPLOAD A COPY OF YOUR ENTRY OR CREDITS, YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE WINNERS BOOK OR THE SHOW.  You will not have the opportunity to upload after your entries have been submitted. 

The file format for uploading most entries, including screen shots, is a high res PDF. For best viewing of PDFs by the judges, upload a reduced size high res PDF.

For digital entries, digital files or URLs may be uploaded. The screen shots will be used in the winners book.

Entry Credits: Remember credits are not just for local use, but for district and national as wellAll credits must be included at the time of your entry submission. Please proofread carefully, use proper punctuation and abbreviate titles where possible if you have a large number of credits. YOU WILL NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADD OR MAKE CHANGES TO CREDITS AFTER YOUR ENTRIES HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED. 

NEW THIS YEAR for Austin's local competition! Be sure to include email addresses for each Credit listed on your entry so everyone on your team can claim their own NFT image for their awards.

ENTRY DEADLINES:

Early Entry Deadline: December 23, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.  

Late fees apply starting December 24, 2022 at 12 a.m.

Additional $25 fee for Professionals  -  Additional $15 fee for Students

Final Entry Deadline: January 4, 2023 at 9:00 p.m.

PROFESSIONAL ENTRY FEES: 

$110 per Early entry for Professional Members 

$140 per Early entry for Professional Non-Members 

$135 per Late entry for Professional Members 

$165 per Late entry for Professional Non-Members 

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STUDENT ENTRY FEES:

$45 per Early entry for Student Members

$55 per Early entry for Student Non-Members

$60 per Late entry for Student Members

$70 per Late entry for Student Non-Members

NOT A MEMBER? Join now 

SAVE THE DATE TO CELEBRATE!

February 17, 2023

 

Questions, Comments, Concerns?

Contact Carla McElhaney at info@aafaustin.org