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Creative Convergence

2017 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. 

This year’s theme, Creative Convergence, celebrates the magic that happens when we come together as a creative community. Individually, you each represent the best creative talent in our region; together, we form something even greater. 

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 9, 2016 // AAF Member $70 | Non-Member $100

Last call: January 13, 2017 // 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 9, 2016.

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


Early bird: December 9, 2016 

Last call: January 13, 2017

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, 2017

After registering online, entry packets should be dropped off with manifest and entry forms on January 13, 2017 between 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Lexington Herald-Leader building. Payment will also be accepted at this time. (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 2017 ADDY’s will converge at a semi-formal gala on February 24th, 2017 at the Lyric Theatre. Colorful attire is encouraged!

Submit your work Renew your membership

Interested sponsors for the ADDY award show or student scholarship should contact Teri Turner, Sponsorship Chair, at teri@topsmarketing.com.

For registration help or questions about entries please contact Tim Raymer, Judging Chair, at tim@foundry72.com and Rhea Starns, VP of ADDYs, at rhea.starns@gmail.com.

February 24, 2017
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