2018 American Advertising Awards Competition

The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 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 AAF Student American Advertising Awards Competition, sponsored by the AAF and National Ad 2, is a unique national awards program designed specially for college students. Work entered at your 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.

Important Dates:

Call for Entries Begins
December 1, 2017

Professional Entry Dropoffs / Call for Entries Ends
January 9, 2018
4:30pm – 7:30pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Cafe

Student Entry Deadline
January 16, 2018
Contact Alex Vetch (aveatch06@gmail.com) for Drop-Off/Pick-Up.

2018 AAF SWVA American Advertising Awards Gala
ADDY in Vegas
February 24, 2018 | 6 p.m.
K-VA-T Corporate Support Center – Abingdon, VA

Entry Packets

Clear Entry Packets will be available at the Christmas Luncheon | Dec. 7. After that, please contact AAAwards Chair, Alexandra Veatch at aveatch06@gmail.com or 540.915.2580 and we’ll have some delivered to you.

2018 Professional Entry Fees

Member Entries (Single and Campaign)
$75 per entry

Non-Member Entries (Single and Campaign)
$100 per entry
Learn about becoming a member

2018 Student Entry Fees

$25 per entry

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

This year’s Gala Sponsor is K-VA-T and our Print Sponsor is Clinch Valley Printing. If you’re interested in any of our other great sponsorship opportunities on our gala night, please contact Leah Prater at 276-780-3649 or leahprater@gmail.com or Alex Veatch at aveatch06@gmail.com.

Explore the Previous Years of AAAwards

ADDY in Paradise
2017 Winners Book

2016: ADDY in Pink
2016 Winners Book

2015: North by Southwest
2015 Winners book

2014: Downton ADDY
2014 Winners Book

2013: The Mad HADDYs
2013 Winners Book