2016 American Advertising Awards – presented by Central Campus

Award Season is Here.

The American Advertising Awards is a unique, tiered competition. Winners of the prestigious local ADDY trophies compete regionally at the district level, and the very best vie for top honors with other district winners in the national American Advertising Awards.


Brad Harvey
Creative Director
The People Party
Atlanta, GA

Dave Kamikow
Senior VP/Creative Director
Leo Burnett Worldwide
Chicago, IL

Kristen Lauer
Event & Field Marketing Coordinator
Hydro Flask
Bend, OR


2016-2017 Professional Rules & Categories: Download

2016-2017 Student Rules & Categories: Download

How To Enter

Below are the 2016 entry requirements for reference.  

  1. Review the rules, category list and how to enter guide
  2. Enter your work through the online software
  3. Print two (2) copies of your completed entry form, per entry
  4. Print and sign your entry Manifest
  5. Prepare your entry for submission using a transparent plastic or manila-type envelope
  6. Bring payment, your manifest and all entries to the Early Submission Drop-off hosted at Brainstorm Media on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 4-7PM.
  7. We will hold Late Submission Drop-off at Brainstorm Media on Thursday, January 12, 2017 5-7PM. Remember, entry fees increase for all late submissions so don’t wait for this date.

Download the 2016 American Advertising Awards – How To Enter PDF for a guide on best practices.

Download the 2015 American Advertising Awards Categories PDF. This document will help map out the correct category for entries.

Entry Fees

Member – Single $80
Member – Single (Late)  $90
Member – Campaign $90
Member – Campaign (Late) $100
Non-Member Single $100
Non-Member Single (Late) $130
Non-Member Campaign $110
Non-Member Campaign (Late) $140
Student $35
Student (Late) $45

Past Winners

Download the 2014 Award Book.

If you are a winner from the previous year and want to order more trophies, download the form, fill it out, and send it to

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