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 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. 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.

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 and event information for this year’s Gala are coming soon but go ahead and mark your calendars for February 23rd, 2024 at the 21c hotel in downtown Lexington.

How to Enter

Entries are NOW being accepted. To submit or to learn more please visit this link.

Local Winners

Check out the winners from recent years below.

2022 ADDYs Winners
2021 ADDYs Award Winners
2020 ADDYs Award Winners
2018 ADDYs Award Winners
2019 ADDYs Award Winners
2017 ADDYs Award Winners
2016 ADDYs Award Winners
2015 ADDYs Award Winners