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accepting submissions for the 2019 ADDYs.


2019 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs)

Submissions are open! 

  • Entry Period: Now - 1/8/2019 

Due to popular demand, we are extending submissions until 1/15. There will be a late fee of $35, per entry, for all submissions received after 1/8, 11:59PM. (for members and non-members)

* Please note, you do NOT need to submit physical entries at this time. If your work makes it as a finalist, we will reach out in early February to inform you we need a physical copy of your submission. 


Save the Date / 2019 ADDY Awards Gala

        * More details to come

Each year, the American Advertising Federation recognizes some of the best creative work in the country, with a three-tiered creative competition.

The American Advertising Awards (also known as the ADDYs) honor excellence in advertising and cultivate the highest creative standards in the industry. With 40,000 professionals in 200 markets participating, it’s the country’s biggest creative competition.

To win a gold at the national level, entrants must first compete on a local level through an affiliated AAF chapter (Atlanta Ad Club). Work awarded a gold or silver at the local competition can advance to the second tier, the AAF District competition.
Recipients of gold and silver awards at the district level can advance on to the national competition, where winners are presented at the national AAF convention each year.


Think Nationally. Enter Locally.


Who Can Enter?

This competition is open to all creative services and industry suppliers including but not limited to advertising, graphic design, photographers, printers, newspaper, radio, television, web, marketing and communication professionals as well as students studying in these areas. The submission must be work created in the Atlanta market.


What If I’m A Student?

The AAF Student American Advertising Awards Competition is a unique national awards program designed especially for college students. Work entered at the local level can move up to the regional and national judging, just like the work entered by professionals across the country.

Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time in an accredited U.S. educational institution. Student interns are eligible to enter. Submit work developed specifically for this competition or from previous projects or student contests (work must be created while the entrant is a student not employed in the advertising industry).


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We could not host this wonderful celebration without the help of our sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please review
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Congratulations to our 2018 Best In Show Winners


Fitzgerald & Co

Share a Coke 1,000 Name Celebration
Integrated Advertising Campaigns — National


Caroline Skarupa

Skupa’s Ice Cream
Portfolio Center
Integrated Brand Identity Campaign

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!