American Advertising Awards

The American Advertising Awards is one of the industry's largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through local club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the spirit of creative excellence in advertising.

Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the American Advertising Awards competition rules, categories and entry procedures for 2020-2021 have been modified to allow for the possibility of remote online judging.

In some categories, entrants are allowed and/or required to upload additional digital examples of an entry. This is intended to provide more appropriate content for the judges, should a virtual judging solution be necessary. For most categories, there has been no change from prior competition years.

Please carefully follow all online submission guidelines provided within the entry system, in order to ensure that your work is properly represented during all three tiers of the American Advertising Awards competition.
Please note that online judging is approved for THIS YEAR ONLY.


American Advertising Awards

About the Awards

Learn more about the American Advertising Awards.
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Rules & Categories, Judges Portal, creative files to promote your local competition, forms to order trophies or duplicates of the National ADDYs.

Enter Your Local Competition

Find your local competition, review its entry info and submit your work.
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Student Division

Learn more about the Student Division of the American Advertising Awards.

Partnership Opportunities

Take advantage of connecting with the nation's most creative advertisers. 

2020 National Judges

See the judges of this year's national competition.

Past Winners

View previous years' winners and their work from all categories.


American Advertising Awards committee is instrumental in the development and implementation of the National American Advertising Awards competition.

Questions? Contact Us.

Contact Amanda Dehart with questions about the American Advertising Awards.