2019 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, 2019

Professional Entry Dropoffs / Call for Entries Ends
January 14, 2020
4- 7 p.m.
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Cafe

Student Entries
Submit your entry online and if not bringing your entry yourself to the Dropoff Event at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, bring your physical packet to Emory & Henry College, Wiley Hall, Room 303 by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14. Contact Leah Prater (lprater@ehc.edu or 276-780-3649) for Drop-Off/Pick-Up.

2018 AAF SWVA American Advertising Awards Gala
ADDY’s in the Appalachias
February 29, 2020 | 6 p.m.
K-VA-T Corporate Support Center – Abingdon, VA

Entry Packets

Entry Packets will be available at the Merry Mingle | Dec. 12 at Barter Theatre Gilliam Stage Lounge from 5:30-7:15 p.m. After that, please contact AAAwards Chair, Alexandra Veatch at aveatch06@gmail.com or 540.915.2580 and we’ll have some delivered to you.

2019 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

2018 Student Entry Fees

$35 per entry

  • 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

This year’s Gala Sponsor is K-VA-T. 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