Rules & Categories

Professional Rules & Categories

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Student Rules & Categories

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Competition Guidelines

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A Quick Reference

Led by National American Advertising Awards Committee Chair, David Campbell

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Billhighway Training

Learn more about the American Advertising Awards payment portal.

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OpenWater Training

Learn more about the American Advertising Awards entry portal.

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Increase Your American Advertising Awards Entries

Tips to on finding new entrants for your local competitions.

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The Virtual Nature of It All

Tips on how to run your  American Advertising Awards program virtually.

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How-To Guide

Read the American Advertising Awards How-To Guide.

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Judging Guide

Review the judging rules, selection process and requirements here.

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Judges Portal

Find local judges for your competition. 

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Special Awards Review

A guide to vetting special awards submissions to to insure there are no errors in entry or judging.

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Unstereotype Alliance Partnership

A guideline for assessing award entries that serves to showcase, celebrate and drive creative work that is progressive, inclusive and empowering

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Order trophies for your local competition or duplicates of National ADDY awards.

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Promotional Materials

Ad Campaign

Designed to help you promote your local competition. 

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Logos & Style Guide

Download the American Advertising Awards logos and style guide.

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