The American Advertising Awards is one of the industry's largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through local AAF Ad Club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in advertising.
But don’t let the name fool you! Categories cover not only Traditional Advertising but Branding, Marketing, Sales Promotion, Communications, Social Media and so much more. If you created it, there’s likely a category for it!
Every year, changes are made to the categories of the ADDYs! So please take a moment to review the categories and the rules. Click on the button to the left to get this year's categories
For example, this year, they defined exactly what is BRANDED CONTENT!
It's worth reading. Click on categories to the left.
Deadline: January 18, 2022/ at midnight
LATE Deadline: January 19-28 / till midnight
Deadline Entries: Prices listed above are for entries submitted by January 18, 2022
THE EARLY DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED due to software issues.
Late Entries: Professional entries add $30 per submission January 19 -28, 2022.
*Not a Member? If you would like to take advantage of the membership pricing, visit www.aafcincinnati.org to join. If you have questions, please call the AdClub Cincinnati office, (513) 984-9990.
All work must be submitted electronically.
There is no need to create a hard copy of the entry this year, since all judging will be done online.
Payment must be submitted online with the entries to be considered final.