2021 American Advertising Awards: Win from Home

Post-gala update: We did it! See below for this year’s virtual gala recording.

Check out the nominees for this year’s Audience Choice Award. Be ready to vote during this year’s virtual gala.

See the full collection of this year’s entries. There’s a lot of great work this year, audience choice, gold, silver or not.

See this year’s Winners Book and all highlights.

Yes, the world is pretty crazy right now. But that doesn’t mean we have to give up the ADDYs entirely — we’re working hard on that.

We’ve prepped a few surprises, not least of which is a ADDYs-party-in-a-box, being delivered to all professional entrants.

A lot will change in the next month (maybe starting with the graphics for this year). Let’s dive in.

First thing: they are happening. You can win gold. You can wear a formal dress and spill a drink on it (just put down towels in your living room first).

The Competition

Let’s start with the competition: Entries will be entirely digital 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 the packaging if you want, consider some pictures of the finished piece and not just flat art files, and so on. Your work will only be judged virtually this year, so consider the deadline, take your time and show your stuff.


You can submit entries starting December 1, 2020. The last call for entries will be January 31, 2021.

Professional Entries

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

Apply Now

Student Entries

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

Apply Now

Rules & Categories

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


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




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