The American Advertising Awards, home of the ADDY® Award, is one of the industry's largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through competitions offered through local AAF clubs. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in advertising.
Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local Ad Club phase is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY Awards - recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, local ADDY winners compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. 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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you would like to have your entries displayed at Gallery Night on January 17th, please provide 2 physical copies of your creative work for print entries.
Drop off Locations
RK Bailey Studios on University of Tampa
310 N. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
442 94th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Entry Fees (entries must be submitted online by 6:00 pm 1/11/2019)
AAF Tampa Bay Members
Student Entry Fees
To enter, Click Here.
Download category list and entry instructions
Professional Rules and Categories
Student Rules and Categories
Local Advertising Awards Call for Entries**
**Entries in the local only categories are not eligible to be forwarded to theEntry Fees
AAF Fourth District or National ADDY competitions.**
AAF Tampa Bay Members: $60
C2 (Core Creative): The C2 (Core Creative) advertising competition is exclusively for internal marketing and advertising departments in companies in the Tampa Bay area. Entries are eligible for submission only in the work was done by and in-house marketing, design, creative or advertising group. Entrants have the choice of entering in the National American Advertising Awards competition, the local competition or both.
Tucker: These categories pay homage to the brilliant ideas that never saw the light of day. If you had a client who didn’t recognize the brilliance of your work and decided to go with a different concept, this is an opportunity to dust off your poor rejected work and give it the recognition it deserves. .
Step 1: Complete and print the online entry form for each entry.
Step 2: Complete the manifest and pay for the entries.
Step 3: Place 2 physical copies of each entry in envelope with the entry form
(Digital and electronic entries maybe submitted entirely on-line.)
Step 4: Drop off entries at the drop off locations listed above.