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.
Judging may be hosted virtually. Please check with your local Chapter to verify requirements of physical entries. Requirement of physical entry submissions is at the discretion of the local AAF Chapter.
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.
Entering the American Advertising Awards supports the entire advertising industry, because the AAF and its local and district affiliates use the proceeds to enhance advertising through programs such as public service, internships, advocacy groups, advertising education, and consumer awareness.
Selection of the most creative entry in each category is affected by a scoring process in which a panel of judges evaluates all creative dimensions of every entry. A GOLD ADDY is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and is judged to be superior to all other entries in the category. Entries that are also considered outstanding and worthy of recognition receive a SILVER ADDY. The number of awards given in each category is determined by the judges, based on the relative quality of work in that category.
Copyright infringement and/or plagiarism (be it intentional or unintentional) will result in the disqualification and, if applicable, removal of awards from any entry deemed in violation. All entry fees will be forfeited.
NO PHYSICAL ENTRIES:
No sleeves will be necessary this year. Due to Covid, this year all entries will be submited digitally and judged digitally. Meaning no physical entries will need to be submitted, no matter what the category is.
Please note entry categories have been revised to include several new opportunities to submit your creative work this year. Be sure to read the revised rules and categories documents for complete details. Some of the new categories include:
• Advertising Self Promotion
• Probono Work
• Corporate Responsibility
• Political Advertising
• Website Takeovers
• Virtual Reality
• Music Videos
• Computer Generated Imaging
• Integrated Brand Identity Campaign
• Integrated Brand Content Campaign
|• Public Service Online Film, Video & Sound
• In Elements of Advertising
o Still Photography Art Direction
o Video Editing
o Voiceover Talent
o Augmented Reality
o Mobile Interaction
o User Experience
o Data Driven Media
o Innovative Use of Interface/Technology
If you have questions on how to prepare your entry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.