American Advertising Awards-DC

We've got new categories and rules this year to make entering easier. Read about those here.

Ready to Enter? Click here to submit your entries.

  • If you created an account in 2014 or 2015 please use that login information as this will allow you to access your entries and individual/organization information added.
  • This profile is not tied to your profile and does not need to match that.
  • Deadlines given are for full submission. The entry must be complete in the software, paid for, and delivered to the office in order to be entered for judging.
  • The American Advertising Awards-DC Awards Ceremony will be held in the spring of 2016. Continue to check this page for more information.
  • Please read the rules on how to submit your entry in the software and deliver your physical entries to the DC Ad Club office. All expanded rules and category changes are highlighted.
    New this year:
    • Public Service and Advertising Industry Self-Promotion are subcategories for each of the main divisions.
    • Print Advertising is a new division name for Magazine and Newspaper.
    • Out-of-Home is now Out-of-Home & Ambient Media and contains new categories for non-traditional advertising.
    • Digital is now called Online/Interactive. Digital entries do not require an entry form but a manifest still needs to be signed and returned.
    • Film, Video & Sound is a new division name for TV, Film, and Radio.
    • Integrated Campaigns is now Cross Platform.
    • Elements of Advertising contains new subcategories for Sound and Digital.

    What is the American Advertising Awards-DC Competition?

    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 - 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 the American Advertising Awards-DC is the first step toward winning a national ADDY.

    • Early Bird - 5:00PM, December 18
    • Final - 5:00PM, January 8

    These are the deadlines for the full submission: Completed online entry, payment, receipt of signed manifest, and all physical pieces delivered to the DC Ad Club office.


    Member Rates

    • Early Bird Single Entry: $99
    • Single Entry: $109
    • Early Bird Campaign: $130
    • Campaign: $140

    Non-Member Rates

    • Early Bird Single Entry: $130
    • Single Entry: $140
    • Early Bird Campaign: $155
    • Campaign: $165

    Student Rates

    • Student Member, $25
    • Student Non-Member, $35

    2015 American Advertising Awards-DC Winners

    Click here to view the full list of winners by category.

    Past ADDYs
    2014 AAA-DC
    2013 AAA-DC
    2012 DC Ad Club ADDYs
    2011 DC Ad Club ADDYs
    2010 DC Ad Club ADDYs
    2009 DC Ad Club ADDYs
    2008 DC Ad Club ADDYs

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