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American Advertising Awards Student Deadline

FoxFuel Creative

The Nashville Student ADDY Awards is part of the American Advertising Awards Competition and is a unique national awards program designed specially for college students.  Work entered here in Nashville can move up to the regional and national judging, just like the work entered by professionals across the country.


Applicants must be enrolled full or part time in an accredited U.S. educational institution.  Student interns are eligible to enter.


Submit work developed specifically for this competition or from previous projects or student contests.  The work must be created while the entrant is a student and not employed in the advertising industry.


The deadline for entries is Friday, February 1, 2019.  All entries must be entered online AND then delivered to FoxFuel Creative (1204 16th Avenue South, Nashville) between Noon and 6pm on February 1. Parking is available around back which is accessible off of Edgehill Avenue. The online portion of the entry process can be done anytime from now until the deadline.  The physical entries can only be dropped off between Noon and 6pm on Friday, February 1.

Nashville winners will receive

  • Awards for Gold and Silver Winners
  • Recognition at our Student ADDY event, attended by students, parents, instructors and advertising professionals
  • $500 for the Best of Show winner, sponsored by FoxFuel Creative
  • $500 "Rising Star Scholarship" for the best non-senior winner, sponsored by the AAFN Scholarship Foundation
  • Gold winners are forwarded to the District level with fees paid by AAF Nashville
  • Silver winners are eligible to be forwarded to the District level if the entrant or school chooses to pay the $20 forwarding fee
  • Best of Show, Judges Choice, and Rising Star winners will have their work displayed at the professional ADDY event on March 2, 2019 and receive a complimentary ticket to the event. This is made possible through a sponsorship by FoxFuel Creative


National winning entries may receive the following

  • Finalist certificate - great for resumes and portfolios
  • Prestigious Student American Advertising Award for first-place winners
  • $1,000 cash prize for National Best of Show winner


How to Enter

Visit You will be directed to the competition site and login as a student entrant. Review the student category list 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. Submission of entries acknowledges the right of the AAF to use them for publication, exhibition and marketing of the American Advertising Awards competition.


If you encounter any problems accessing or understanding the website, technical support is available. Call 615-469-4040 for assistance.



Entries can be made online between now and February 1, 2019. After entries are made online, they must be dropped of at FoxFuel Creative (1204 16th Avenue South, Nashville) on Friday, February 1, 2019 between Noon and 6pm. This is the only time that entries can be dropped off. Since you must enter your local American Advertising Awards competition to be eligible for district competition, it is important that you do not miss this deadline.

Entry Fees

AAF Student Members: $35 per entry

Non-Members: $40 per entry


Helpful Links

Online Entry Site -

Rules and Category Explanations


Dates to Remember

  • February 1 - Entry Deadline - all entries must be entered online prior to the deadline and delivered between Noon and 6pm on this day
  • February 9 - Judging - once judging is concluded and all judges' scores are confirmed we will notify the winners (no later than Feb. 13)
  • February 26 - Awards Celebration @ Play - all entrants receive one free ticket.  Student admission is $5 and all others can attend for $10. Reserved seating is available for $20.
  • March 8 - District Entry Deadline - all gold winners are automatically forwarded.  Silver winners must forward their entry and pay the forwarding fee of $20 per entry.
  • March 14 - District Judging - winners will be notified soon after the judging is completed.
  • April 12 - District ADDY Awards in Mobile, AL
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