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American Advertising Awards Professional Deadline

1/11/2019
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Rules and Category Descriptions

 

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of 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 - recognized 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 the AAF Nashville American Advertising Awards 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.

 

How to Enter

Visit www.aafnashville.com and click on "ADDYS" in the upper right hand corner. You will be directed to the competition site to register as an entrant. Review the category list in this document or on these websites to find where your work should compete, and follow the simple drop down menus to enter your information. Make sure you credit the members of your creative team, so that they will be recognized properly in press releases and other AAF winner publications.

 

Entry Deadline and Drop Off

The deadline for entries is 6pm on Friday, January 11, 2019. Entries must also be dropped off at Athens Paper Company between 10am and 6pm on Friday, January 11, 2019. Athens Paper is located at 1898 Elm Tree Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37210. 

 

Entry Fees

There is a substantial savings in entry fees for AAFN members. Some of the benefits of membership include: personal and professional development through regular meetings and workshops; networking opportunities; a voice in legislative issues; and member discounts on business related services.

 

AAFN Member Entry Fees:

Single Entry $105

Campaign $125

 

Non-Member Entry Fees:

Single Entry $145

Campaign $165

 

Method of Payment

When entering the competition, you may pay for them online by using any major credit card.  If you choose, you may also pay the entry fee at the time of submission. AAF Nashville accepts American Express, MasterCard and Visa.  Cash, Cashiers Check, Money Order and Personal Checks are also accepted.

 

Eligible Markets

The following Middle Tennessee cities fall within the boundaries of AAF Nashville, and are eligible to compete in this competition. If your city is not listed, but is located within the boundaries of the cities listed, you are also eligible to compete. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please call the AAF Nashville office at 615-469-4040. The eligible cities/boundaries are: Nashville, Ashland City, Carthage, Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Dickson, Fayetteville, Franklin, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Sparta, Springfield and Shelbyville Tennessee.

 

Eligibility / Geographic Considerations

All work entered in The American Advertising Awards competition must have first appeared in the media between January 1 and December 31, 2018. With the exceptions of Public Service Advertising, Advertising for the Arts, and Advertising Industry Self Promotion categories, work entered must have been the result of paid creative services and media placement in the normal course of business (excluding student entries). Entries must be submitted in the CBSA, DMA or MSA where the work was created (as defined by Arbitron or Nielsen for your local market). In the event that there are entrants located in markets not served by a local ADDY affiliated show, the acceptance, processing, judging, forwarding and fees of those entries will be decided by the governing body of the district in which the entrant is located.

 

Rules and Categories

Download general information, rules, categories, and descriptions.

 
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Past Events

 

December 5, 2018

Ballyhoo Online Auction

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

November 16, 2018

Agency Bus Tour

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

November 13, 2018

November Luncheon

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Sambuca

November 2, 2018

Screening of "Miracle on 42nd Street"

11:00 am - 2:00 pm @ Nashville Film Institute

October 9, 2018

Ad Night

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ redpepper

September 11, 2018

Luncheon

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Sambuca

August 21, 2018

Trivia Showdown

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ redpepper

May 1, 2018

Nashville State Visual Communications Portfolio Show

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ H Building Gallery @NSCC

April 17, 2018

Watkins Graphic Design Senior Show

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ redpepper

April 12, 2018

Nossi Senior Design Show

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Nossi College of Art

April 10, 2018

Ad Tuesday - Freelancer Panel

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ WeWork

March 30, 2018

March 15, 2018

March Luncheon - Valerie Graves

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Sambuca

March 3, 2018

53rd Annual Nashville Advertising Awards

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm @ Music City Center

February 27, 2018

Student ADDY Awards Celebration

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Play

February 17, 2018

Polar Plunge

10:00 am - 12:00 am @ Nissan Stadium

February 6, 2018

Super Bowl Ad Breakdown

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ redpepper

February 5, 2018

Student Entry Deadline for American Advertising Awards

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ The Buntin Group

January 25, 2018

January Luncheon

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Sambuca

January 15, 2018

American Advertising Awards Entry Deadline

10:00 am - 6:00 pm @ Athens Paper