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The American Advertising Awards:
Join us on March 1st at COSI for this year’s ADDYs, where we’ll be celebrating the elements of advertising (and having mass amounts of fun while doing it).

Date: March 1, 2018

Location: COSI
333 W Broad St,
Columbus, OH 43215

Ticket Prices:

  • NEW Table of 10 (premium seating with all your pals!) $1,000.00 – only 8 tables available
  • Early Member: $60.00
  • Early Non-Member: $75.00
  • Early Student: $30

**Early Registration ends February 16th, with late pricing available until February 23rd.




SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED: Thank you to all of our entrants. Good luck!!


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Meet the Masters of the Elements: The 2018 ADDY Jury

Dolly Vu


Dolly is a Lead Experience and Interface Designer at DigitasLBi in Chicago, IL and has been with the company for more than 4 years. Prior to Digitas, Dolly worked in e-commerce designing sites and mobile apps. Under the Publicis Group connection, she is currently teaming up with Leo Burnett to help form a solid digital process by incorporating UI animation, prototyping and user testing. Outside of work she enjoys baking French Macarons and other pastries. Also has two adorable kittens.


George Goetz

Bona Fide Creative

George has had success at many highly respected advertising agencies. At MMB in Boston he helped Subway become the largest fast food chain in America. He also led teams on the Harvard Business School brand, collaboration software, Ken’s Steakhouse Salad dressings, and more. Before MMB, George made a name for himself at Mullen, creating the LendingTree brand from scratch, now the undisputed online lending leader. At Hill Holliday, he created award-winning work for Lotus Software, Rolling Rock Beer and Dunkin’ Donuts. He’s lucky enough to have had his name called at Cannes, Clio and The One Show. Two of his commercials are in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection in New York.


Pam Longazo Anderson

Purdue University

After graduating from Purdue University, Pam began as an Art Director in Chicago. At Leo Burnett Worldwide, she worked on Kellogg’s, Max Factor, Marlboro and Miller — finding herself the only female creative on the Miller Lite account. As a Creative Director/Partner at J. Walter Thompson, she helped craft campaigns for Kraft, Nestle and the creative that won the pitch for Dell Computers — a spot with a remarkably realistic CGI elephant that hopped his way across London’s Westminster Bridge. Along the way she added McDonald’s, Home Depot and pharma brands. And now full circle: working in Higher Ed Marketing for her alma mater where she wears many hats simultaneously: Creative Director, Art Director, Writer and Producer — sometimes all on the same day. No matter what the budget, or the type of client, her belief doesn’t change: Help your clients be remembered.


2017-2018 Professional Rules & Categories: Download

2017-2018 Student Rules & Categories: Download

How To Enter

Below are the 2017 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 Thursday, January 4, 2018, from 4-7PM.
  7. We will hold Late Submission Drop-off at Brainstorm Media on Friday, January 12, 2018 5-7PM. Remember, entry fees increase for all late submissions so don’t wait for this date.

Download the 2017 American Advertising Awards – How To Enter PDF for a guide on best practices.

Download the 2017 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 $115
Non-Member Single (Late) $145
Non-Member Campaign $125
Non-Member Campaign (Late) $155
Student $35
Student (Late) $45

Past Winners

Download the 2016 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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