American Advertising Awards

It’s rare, precious, and used throughout history to signify the very best. The gold standard of advertising.

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition. 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 an ADDY and subsequently 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 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, because 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.

Key Dates

  • 2019/2020 Greenville American Advertising Awards Gala: Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 5:30-10:00 p.m. at The Old Cigar Warehouse, 912 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601

Entering the 2020 Awards