2017 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
November 1, 2016

Entry Dropoffs / Call for Entries Ends
January 10, 2017
4:00pm – 8pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Cafe

2017 AAF SWVA American Advertising Awards Gala
AN ADDY in PARADISE
February 25, 2017 | 6 p.m.
Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts

Entry Packets

Clear Entry Packets will be available at the Annual Merry Mingle | Dec. 2. After that, please contact AAAwards Chair, Alexandra Veatch at aveatch06@gmail.com or 540.915.2580 and we’ll have some delivered to you.

2017 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

2017 Student Entry Fees

$25 per entry

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

This year’s Presenting 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.

Shaker of Salt Sponsor | $500

There’s booze in the blender and cold ones in the cooler. Will you be the one to help us hang out as the evening wears on as the cocktail hour and signature drink sponsor?

1 Sponsorship Available

Fins Up Sponsor | $350

If you’re not drinking a frozen concoction, you’ve probably got an Island-Style Lager in your hand. Help us keep our bottles cold with a branded koozie for every parrot head. 

1 Sponsorship Available

Mile Zero Dessert | $250

What’s a parrot head feast without a celebration of the Southernmost City? Sponsor the dessert and everyone will be taking home a taste of the Keys with them.

2 of 2 Sponsorships Available

Island Sunset Sponsors | $150

Light the way for an island evening under the stars. Sponsor some very special decor to help us get into the island spirit. You won’t be disappointed.

Unlimited Sponsorships Available

Cheeseburger in Paradise Sponsors | $50

Cheeseburger is paradise. Heaven on earth with an onion slice. Not too particular, not too precise. Help us sailors feed our carnivorous habits as a table sponsor!

12 Sponsorship Available

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