American Advertising Awards
The 2019-2020 competition is now open!
The World’s Largest Advertising Competition
With over 60,000 entries annually, the American Advertising Awards are the world’s largest and arguably toughest advertising competition. It represents the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes, and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world. The American Advertising Federation hosts the American Advertising Awards through its 200 member advertising clubs and 15 districts. It is the only creative awards program administered by the advertising industry for the industry.
AAF Baltimore has participated in the competition for four decades. Our local competition showcases the great work being done in Baltimore and brings the advertising community together to celebrate it.
All Gold ADDY® winners automatically move on to the District level. Silver winners have the option to forward Silvers on to District for judging. Baltimore is part of AAF District 2, which includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and D.C., and is some of the toughest competition in the country. District Gold winners automatically move onto the National level, with Silver winners having the option to move on. National ADDY winners are announced at Admerica, AAF’s National Conference held each June.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE 2019/2020 AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS.
Note: This important information includes the latest category details and submission instructions, including new information for this year’s competition. It should be printed out, read, and used as a guide in preparing your entries.
Early Bird Entry Deadline: January 3rd by 12:00 Noon
Late Entry Deadline: January 7th by 12:00 Noon*
Enter and submit your work ANYTIME before the Entry Deadlines listed above. You do NOT need to wait until deadline day to deliver your entries.
* All entries received after January 3rd at Noon will incur a late fee.
PLEASE NOTE: Holiday hours will be in place from 12/20/19 – 1/2/20. Be sure to call ahead before dropping off entries.
With appreciation to our 2019 Competition and Event Sponsors: