The ADDYs

The American Advertising Awards, also known as the “ADDYs,” is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local ad club (AAFSB) 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 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; AAFSB’s being District 10. District ADDY winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. Entry in the local AAFSB competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY.

Ad Club Lexington is proud to host & organize the first phase of the ADDYs each year, as winners move onto higher tiers, upwards to the national level.

Gala Tickets & Event Info

Tickets can be found here on the site as each season starts.

How to Enter

The 2020 ADDYs are now open for submissions. The current deadline for early bird discounts is November 28, 2019. Last call is January 23, 2020.

Information about entries will be shared here as each season starts. Watch for announcements about early-bird savings, student discounts, and deadlines.

More Info about the 2020 ADDYs

Local Winners

Check out the winners from recent years below.

2019 ADDYs Award Winners
2018 ADDYs Award Winners
2017 ADDYs Award Winners
2016 ADDYs Award Winners
2015 ADDYs Award Winners