American Advertising Awards

Your best work should be recognized—get a jump on the competition, and enter the 2019-2020 American Advertising Awards today. 


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 creative spirit of excellence in advertising.

With over 60,000 entries annually, the American Advertising Awards competition is 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 competition through its 200 member advertising clubs and 15 districts. It is the only creative awards program administered by the advertising industry for the industry.

The 2019-2020 American Advertising Awards competition entry site is now open!
Visit now to get the latest rules and categories, deadline dates, entry fees, delivery information and more.

Click here to register and submit your best creative advertising work of 2019!

SAVE THE DATE FOR AAF DC's 2020 American Advertising Awards Gala
Thursday, March 19th at The Carnegie Institution of Washington
Stay tuned and watch our events calendar for more information coming soon.

All Gold ADDY® trophy winners automatically move on to the District level. Silver winners are eligible to forward and compete in the District competition at the entrant's discretion. Click here for a list of the 2019 local winners.

AAF DC is part of District 2, which includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and DC, and some of the toughest competition in the country. District Gold winners automatically move onto the National level, with Silver eligible to forward at the entrant's discretion.

National winners are announced at the AAF National Conference in June.
See the 2019 National American Advertising Awards winners here.