2023 American Advertising Awards

REUNION: The 2023 Gala

Friday, March 17, 2023 | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | 21c Museum Hotel

Bad weather blows! (Get it?) Let’s try this again.

Ladies and gents, mark your calendars for Friday, March 17. You are invited to an unforgettable night at a new venue: the 2023 American Advertising Awards Gala at 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Lexington!

Tickets for this year’s event are $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Your ticket price includes entry to the gala, open bar and hors d’oeuvres, and — if you want to make a night of it — discounted room rates at 21c!



This American Advertising Awards is made possible thanks to a supportive creative and business community. If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s event, check out our sponsorship packages or reach out to addys@aaflexington.com.

About the American Advertising Awards

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local ad club competitions.

Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local phase is the first of a three-tier, national competition. 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 local AAF competition (with us!) is the first step toward winning a national ADDY.

Whether you’re an advertiser, a designer, or some other creative creature — old guard or new — get in and buckle up, baby. We’re getting ready to throw one helluva REUNION!

How to Enter

The Lexington Ad Club American Advertising Awards entry portal is officially open and accepting submissions until January 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM.

Entries will be judged digitally for the final time this year. Upload any files that you think will help judges understand your work. It may help to think of submissions as portfolio pieces: show all sides of work, submit photos of the finished piece (not flat art files), and so on.

Professional Entries

AAF Member: $90
Non-Member: $120
Rates apply for single entries. Each campaign entry has an additional $20 fee.

Student Entries

AAF Member: $30
Non-Member: $35
No additional charge for student campaign entries.

Rules & Categories

Both professional and student rules & categories can be found here.




March 17, 2023 - 7:30 pm


21c Museum Hotel


$75 for members | $100 for non-members