American Advertising Awards

It's ADDY Season!

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 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.

The ADDYs are special because they start at the local level. 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 with 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.

2019 ADDY Submission Rules and GuidelinesADDYs 2019 Categories

Need help getting started? Use our handy ADDYs planning spreadsheet. You can add your entry titles, choose a category and a subcategory to make the entry process a little smoother once you're logged in. Please note that we only use the first word of the initial category in the drop-down menu. In the example entry below we added an entry title under the category "Cross" for Cross-Platform and the sub-category is Integrated Campaigns.

2019 ADDY Planning Tool

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