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2018 AAF Lexington American Advertising Awards

Registration is open! The American Advertising Awards (fondly referred to as the ADDY’s) recognize creative spirit in the art of advertising. 

As artists and advertisers, we shape our community with carefully crafted brand experiences. Our work is varied and our roles diverse. But when we come together, we become a part of something bigger than ourselves. We become “Boundless.” This year’s Addy Awards celebrates not only the passion, the work, and the creative community, but the impact we have on the world.

Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the American Advertising Awards is the first of a three-tier national competition. All across the country, local entrants vie for recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, local winners compete against other winners in one of 14 district competitions. District winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national American Advertising Awards competition. Entry in the Lexington American Advertising Awards competition is the first step toward winning a national award. 


Early bird: December 22, 2017 // AAF Member $70 | Non-Member $100

Last call: January 5, 2018 // AAF Member $90 | Non-Member $120

Rates apply for single entries. Each campaign entry has an additional $15 fee. Last call rates will be waived on work created after December 22, 2017.

Click here for a complete list of Professional rules and categories. 


Early bird: December 22, 2017

Last call: January 5, 2018

AAF Member $30 | Non-Member $35

No extra charge for student campaign entries or last call entries.

Click here for a complete list of Student rules and categories. 

DROP OFF ENTRIES: January 13, 2018

After registering online, entry packets should be dropped off with manifest and entry forms on January 12, 2018 between 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Lexington Herald-Leader building. Payment will also be accepted at this time. All entries become property of the AAF and will not be returned. Do NOT send original artwork. (Digital categories do not require physical entry submission, however, you are welcome to submit a physical sample for display at the ADDY Gala.)


Winners of the 2018 ADDY’s will meet at a semi-formal gala on February 23th, 2017 at the Lyric Theatre. Colorful attire is encouraged!

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Interested sponsors for the ADDY award show or student scholarship should contact Ryan Mollenkopf, Sponsorship Chair, at ryan.mollenkopf@wkyt.com.

For registration help or questions about entries please contact Tim Raymer, VP of ADDY’S, at tim@foundry72.com.

February 23, 2018
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