THE AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS

The American Advertising Awards, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards (ADDY®) competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

Start Locally To Win Nationally

Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation, the AAF Pensacola ADDY® Awards are the first of a three-tiered national competition. Across the country, local entrants vie for recognition as the very best in their markets. AAF Pensacola’s annual Awards Show honors the advertising work of creative minds in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

District ADDY®winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. Entry in your local Ad Club competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY®.

Entering the American Advertising Awards supports the entire advertising industry as the AAF and its local and district affiliates use the proceeds to enhance advertising through programs such as public service, internships, advocacy groups, advertising education and consumer awareness.

Selection of the most creative entry in each category is affected by a scoring process in which a panel of judges evaluates all creative dimensions of every entry. A Gold ADDY is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and is judged to be superior to all other entries in the category. Entries that are also considered outstanding and worthy of recognition receive a Silver ADDY. The number of awards given in each category is determined by the judges, based on the relative quality of work in that category.

Submissions from members and non-members alike are welcome. Work can be submitted by individuals or from agencies. Additionally, submissions from freelancers and corporate communications personnel are encouraged.


2018 AAF Pensacola ADDY Awards Sponsors

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Entry Information

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Please check back in November 2018 for information on entering the 2019 ADDY Awards.

ENTRY DAY TBD

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RULES & CATEGORIES

Before entering, be sure to download and read the rules and categories from the links here:

PROFESSIONAL: 17/18 Professional Rules

STUDENT: 17/18 Student Rules

Please remember that everyone needs to register as a new participant even if you have submitted entries in the past.

THINKING OF ENTERING?

Review eligibility requirements and the American Advertising Awards Categories list to find where your work should compete.

AAF National Addy Resource Site

*Please note that while the District only requires one copy, at the local level we require two copies of each entry so that if one is damaged or lost during the Awards Gallery we have a backup to forward to District should your entry win at the local level.

 

Addy Judging Information

 

Addy Gala Details

Check back for details.

 

Addy Sponsorship Information

We’d like to thank all of our sponsors and in-kind contributors who are helping to make the 2018 American Advertising Awards gala an occasion to remember. We are genuinely appreciative to all of you for your efforts.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the 2018 AAF Pensacola American Advertising Awards, please view our Sponsorship Opportunities below and please contact AAF Pensacola at aafpensacola@gmail.com.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

$1,500

The entire ADDY Awards will be named for the sponsor.

  • Six Tickets to the ADDY Awards Gala with primary seating
  • Signage on stage at event
  • Prominent recognition on ADDY Awards Gala on-screen presentation
  • Verbal recognition during the ADDY Awards show
  • Signage at check-in table
  • Company Logo with link to your website on ADDY page of aafpensacola.com (through October 1, 2019)
  • Advertisement in digital ADDY book
  • Company Logo on all event collateral

BEST OF SHOW SPONSORSHIP

$1,000

The Best of Show Awards will be named for the sponsor.

  • Four Tickets to the ADDY Awards Gala with primary seating
  • Company representative presents the “Best of Show” awards during the ADDY Gala
  • Recognition on ADDY Awards Gala on-screen and during presentation
  • Company Logo on event collateral
  • Advertisement in digital ADDY book
  • Company Logo with link to your website on ADDY page of aafpensacola.com (through October 1, 2019)

STUDENT SPONSORSHIP

$750

The Student Awards will be named for the sponsor.

  • Two Tickets to the ADDY Awards Gala with primary seating
  • Recognition on ADDY Awards Gala on-screen and during presentation
  • Advertisement in digital ADDY book
  • Company Logo with link to your website on ADDY page of aafpensacola.com (through October 1, 2019)

JUDGES AWARDS SPONSORSHIP

$300

The Judges Awards will be named for sponsor.

  • One Ticket to the ADDY Awards Gala
  • Recognition on ADDY Awards Gala on-screen and during presentation
  • Advertisement in digital ADDY book
  • Company Logo with link to your website on ADDY page of aafpensacola.com (through October 1, 2019)

IN-KIND SPONSORSHIPS

Benefits are based on the value and type of the in-kind sponsorship. All in-kind sponsors receive on-screen/name mention at the ADDY Awards Gala, as well as their logo on the ADDY website.