The American Advertising Awards, previously known as the ADDYs®, are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 50,000 entries every year in local awards competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local AAF Dubuque American Advertising Awards is the first of a three-tiered national competition. Concurrently all across the country, local entrants vie for recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, AAF Dubuque winners compete against other winners in one of 15 District competitions. District winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the National American Advertising Awards competition. Entry in your local American Advertising Awards is the first step towards winning national recognition.
Selection of the most creative entry in each category is effected by a scoring process in which a panel of judges evaluates all creative dimensions of every entry. In each category, a Gold AAAward is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence, judged to be superior to all other entries in the category. Entries that are also considered outstanding and worthy of recognition receive Silver AAAwards. The number of awards given in each category is determined by the judges, based on the relative quality of work in that category.
The American Advertising Awards are 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.
Member Single Entry – $60
Member Campaign – $70
Non-Member Single Entry – $90
Non-Member Campaign – $100
Student Single or Campaign – $35
Entering the American Advertising Awards supports our entire 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, education and consumer awareness.
American Advertising Award entries can be submitted online at any time.
Entries must be in by Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021. No entries will be accepted after this deadline. All entries, including digital submissions, must be submitted virtually. All entry submissions will still need to submit the signed manifest.
American Advertising Awards submissions will all be submitted virtually this year due to COVID-19.
Friday, November 6, 2020 – Sunday, January 10, 2021
AAAwards Entry Drop-Off
Monday, January 11, 2021 – Wednesday, January 13, 2021
AAAwards LATE Entry Drop-Off (additional $15 per entry) |
Friday, February 19, 2021
American Advertising Awards Virtual Ceremony