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. Enter Today!

Enter the American Advertising Awards

Important Dates:

Call for Entries Begins
November 1

Entry Submission / Call for Entries Ends
January 24, 2023

Student Entries
Submit your entry online. Contact Leah Prater ( or 276-780-3649) for assistance.

AAF SWVA American Advertising Awards Gala
Saturday, March 4, 2023 (Tickets available soon.)


Contact AAAwards Chair, Alexandra Veatch at or 540.915.2580 for entry assistance.

Professional Entry Fees

Member Entries (Single and Campaign)
$85 per entry

Non-Member Entries (Single and Campaign)
$110 per entry
Learn about becoming a member

Local Only
$30 per entry

Student Entry Fees

$25 per entry

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

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 or Alex Veatch at

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2017 Winners Book

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2016 Winners Book

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2014: Downton ADDY
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2013: The Mad HADDYs
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