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ADDYs: Call for Entries

The 2014 Columbus ADDYs Call for Entry!


The 2014 Columbus ADDY Awards Call For Entries


The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries each year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions.

Your locally produced fresh creative could go beyond local.

The ADDYs is the only major tiered competition. All local entries winning Gold or Silver automatically advance to the regional level. Regional winners then move on to the prestigious national competition. 

It’s time to deliver the goods.

AAF Columbus is pleased to represent the local creative community. And we’re extremely excited to see what you’ve cooked up this past year. We encourage you to submit your freshest work by the expiration date (12/9) so it can be judged by a panel of experts and you can be recognized in front of your peers at our ADDY Awards Show this February.







Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Brainstorm Media
3pm - 7pm



Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Brainstorm Media
4pm to 6pm
($10/entry fee increase)







Meet Our 2014 Judges

We are very proud to have three incredible judges from around the nation to review the work submitted for the 2014 ADDY Awards. These judges know what it takes to produce great creative work and they will help us distill the very best of the bestCheck out their profiles below! 


Alena Cason

Alena Cason – New York, NY

Associate Creative Director at Havas Worldwide

In her 10 years as a Creative, she’s helped shape brands large and small—from startup to global. She’s been recognized by organizations such as The One Show and the Cannes Lions for her digital work on British Airways, Ikea, Coca-Cola, and American Express. Currently, she’s working with the IBM team at Havas Worldwide, where she focuses on digital products and platforms. 


Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton – Boston, MA

Creative/Art Director

For two decades, creative/art director Robert Hamilton has been creating memorable and award-winning campaigns for agencies including Hill Holliday, Arnold Worldwide and Digitas. He has Broadcast Digital and Print experience on a wide range of categories and clients including Sprint, Royal Caribbean, SunTrust Bank, the anti-smoking “Truth” Campaign, Fidelity Investments, Titleist Golf and Sundsvall Vodka. His work been recognized by the advertising industry, winning awards from The One Show, British Design & Art Direction, Communication Arts, Cannes Lions, and the AICP Awards, where his work is in the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.


Cabell Harris

Cabell Harris – Richmond, VA 

Owner at WORK Labs

Cabell’s work has been recognized in every major industry award show, and many publications have declared him one of the ad industry’s top creative leaders in the United States. He began his professional career in Richmond, VA, becoming the youngest VP in the history of The Martin Agency at that time. In 1994 Cabell founded WORK Inc., an ad agency for ad agencies, working with Chiat/Day, BBDO, Fallon, DDB, Ogilvy and CP+B for clients like Exxon, Sears, Hershey’s, Miller Brewing, Sprint, United Technologies, HBO, Coke, and Smith Barney. A professor at the VCU BrandCenter for the last 10 years, Cabell has shared his passion for ideas and the business with over 900 graduates.


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Congratulations to all the 2013 ADDY Award Winners!



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