AAF Baltimore 2020-2021 American Advertising Awards Competition Call for Entries

Posted on 11/12/2020 8:58 am  /   AAFB Updates

American Advertising Federation Baltimore (AAFB) has issued a Call for Entries for the annual American Advertising Awards competition, which recognizes exceptional advertising created in the Baltimore market. The local component of AAF’s American Advertising Awards, the Baltimore awards honor advertising creative excellence in all media including print, broadcast, interactive, out-of-home and public service advertising, with professional and student categories of competition. Rules and Categories documents are available for download now at

The entry deadline is Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5 pm ET. In light of COVID-19 health and welfare concerns, physical entries will not be required this year. Digital uploads of all creative files will be uploaded during the entry process. The competition is open to all professionals and students. Members of AAF Baltimore receive discounted entry fees. For details and entry instructions, visit the local competition call for entries page at  

A distinguished judging panel of advertising creative executives from markets across the country will identify select winners from an anticipated 300+ entries. To be eligible for consideration of an ADDY Award®, all work must have been published or aired in the calendar year of 2020. 

The 2021 ADDY Award® winners will be honored during a special virtual celebration event, on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Local Gold and Silver ADDY winners will be eligible to compete in the second level of the three-tiered American Advertising Awards Competition, under AAF District 2, which will be conducted in March of 2021. District Gold and Silver winners will then be eligible in the ultimate competition, the national American Advertising Awards. National winners will be announced June 2021 by the American Advertising Federation during the annual national conference, Admerica!

American Advertising Federation Baltimore is comprised of more than 200 local advertising professional members. The non-profit trade association works to enhance the professional development of club members and recognition for the advertising industry while raising funds to support advertising education initiatives and the local community. The group is a local affiliate of the American Advertising Federation, a national organization that represents all aspects of the advertising industry. For information on upcoming events or on joining, visit For a complete list of the 2020 AAF National winners, visit

The American Advertising Federation is the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association, and the only association representing all facets of the advertising industry: advertisers, agencies, media and suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AAF acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." Its membership includes corporate members comprising some of the nation’s leading advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies; a national network of more than 170 local federations, representing 40,000 advertising professionals, located in ad communities across the country; and more than 200 AAF college chapters, with over 6,500 student members.