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American Advertising Awards 2017/2018

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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.

Deadlines and Entry Fees
Each entry requiring a physical entry (everything except digital entries as defined in the Rules and Guidelines document (available for download from www.youjudgeyou.com) must be submitted in an AAF-Fort Worth entry envelope. If you need envelopes, contact Ali Baer at ab@pavlovagency.com or (616) 610-6123. If you have questions about categories or packaging of your entries, contact Susan Cook at susancookcreative@gmail.com or 817-313-1411. Bring entries and payment (if not made online) to Near South Studios, 328 Hemphill St. in Fort Worth, on either Friday, December 1 between 1:00 and 5:00 pm, or on Friday, January 5 between 1:00 and 7:00 pm.

Early entry day: Friday, December 1, 2017, between 1:00 and 5:00 pm  

Professional Members - $85 single entry, $100 campaigns
Professional Non-Members - $130 single entry, $145 campaigns
 
Students - $50 both single and campaign entries

Final entry day: Friday, January 5, 2018, between 1:00 and 7:00 pm

Professional Members - $105 single entry, $120 campaigns
 
Professional Non-Members - $150 single entry, $165 campaigns
 
Students - $50 both single and campaign entries

Since there is a substantial savings in entry fees for AAF members, you should consider joining AAF-Fort Worth. (Depending on the membership type you select, membership ranges from $185 for a professional membership, and $480 for an executive membership (includes the cost of lunches and two AAA tickets. A corporate membership is available which includes one executive membership and four professional memberships, as well as allowing all employees a discounted rate to attend meetings and other events.). Some of the benefits of membership include: personal and professional development through regular meetings and workshops; networking opportunities; a voice in legislative issues; and member discounts on business-related services. Visit www.aaffortworth.com for more information or to join AAF-Fort Worth.