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The Safest ADDYs Ever Has Begun | Submit Now!

The Safest ADDYs Ever Has Begun | Submit Now!

It’s been a year. Through it all, our resilient ad peeps have made it work, through remote shoots and endless zoom meetings, socially-distanced concepting sessions and beyond. To reward those who’ve figured out a way, no matter what. In true advertising fashion, we’ve spared no expense to overthink ways in which we can deliver the absolute #SafestADDYSEver. The ADDY trophies have begun their quarantine in preparation for awards season. They will be undergoing rigorous sanitizing protocols and temperature checks, and will be kept at a safe distance away from each other. All to make sure they make it safe and sound to your deserving hands.⠀

The 2021 American Advertising Awards competition has officially begun in Dallas. 

The American Advertising Awards are the largest advertising awards program in the United States that celebrates creativity and excellence in advertising. Entry into the American Advertising Awards begins with your local AAF chapter like AAF Dallas. A jury of advertising peers from around the nation will judge the local competition which will determine who will receive the honor of Gold, Silver and Bronze ADDY Awards. Only the best work will then move on to the district level, then national level for the opportunity to elevate your agency as one of the best in the industry. This competition helps AAF Dallas keep our doors open all year round and continue the important work we do to improve and unify our industry. 

2021 Information: We will do our best to keep some aspects of the American Advertising Awards the same this year, but due to COVID-19 we will be implementing some inevitable changes. We will not be hosting an in-person event for the 2021 American Advertising Awards Gala; we will be hosting an experience on March 11, 2021. It is going to be dope.  

If you have any questions about this year’s event Allison Farris at


Regular Deadline is January 8, 2021
Non-Member Fee per Entry – $200
Member Fee per Entry – $160*
Corporate Member per Entry – $140**
*All members will receive a COVID relief coupon this year
**Ask for your corporate member coupon code
Student Fee per Entry – $50

Late Deadline is January 13, 2021
Non-Member Late Fee per Entry – +$50
Member Late Fee per Entry – +$30

Late Deadline for CORPORATE MEMBERS* is January 22, 2021
Corporate Member Late Fee per Entry – +$30
*Not sure if you’re a corporate member, email

Late Deadline for STUDENTS is January 22, 2021
Student Late Fee per Entry – +$15 


To keep you, our staff, our volunteers and our judges safe, The judging of the 2021 American Advertising Awards will be virtual, meaning no physical entries will be required (FOR THIS YEAR ONLY). Please note that this will mean you need to photograph entries so judges can see your the intricacy of your work virtually. If you feel your work must absolutely be submitted physically, we can make arrangements with you so the judges can see it. Reach out to with any questions. 

Professional Rules

Student Rules

AAF Dallas

The Dallas chapter of the American Advertising Federation is the oldest civic organization in Dallas and celebrated its 100th year anniversary in 2008. We are the only association that represents all facets of the advertising industry. The birth of AAF Dallas can be traced back to 1908. During the past century, AAF Dallas has had a track record of making vital contributions to the local advertising community. Throughout our history, the League has worked with local advertising and city leaders to further the business of advertising and to provide personal and professional developments opportunities for our members. AAF Dallas activities has been recognized nationally- we were the Division 1 (over 500 members) Club of the Year in 2010-2011 and in 2013 have been honored for our activities in programming, government relations, public service, diversity and multicultural initiatives, and communications.