Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, the American Advertising Awards, also known as the ADDYs, honor excellence in advertising and cultivate the highest creative standards in the industry. It is the largest creative awards competition in the advertising industry. Because it is the only three-tiered competition, an ADDY® is widely renowned as the most difficult advertising award to earn.


2018 ADDY Awards Information



NEW for 2019 Entries: READ HERE


Submission Start Date: January 1, 2019

Submission End Date: February, 1, 2019


2019 Entry Guidelines Enter Now


Questions call Jim Clark at 850.357.0088



Professional Members, Non-members & Students: Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 No entries will be accepted after 7PM. To be eligible for consideration of an American Advertising Award, all work must have been published or aired between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018.


Be sure to JOIN or RENEW your membership prior to submitting your work by Entry Day to receive the member discount!




Professional Member

Single Entry - $95 ___ Campaign Entry - $175


Professional Non-Member

Single Entry - $190 ___ Campaign Entry - $240



Single Entry - $35 ___ Campaign Entry - $50






The American Advertising Federation-Emerald Coast has selected national advertising industry leaders to judge this year’s Awards Competition, denoting the Emerald Coast Club's national breadth. This year's judges come from a variety of backgrounds and agencies and will be revealed in January.



Interested in getting involved with the Emerald Coast ADDYs? Joining the ADDY Committee is a great opportunity to volunteer with your local American Advertising Federation chapter. It's also a chance to network with some very talented industry professionals in your community. Every year the ADDY Committee meets to plan out the entire local ADDY competition. We're always looking for volunteers to help coordinate judges, design and develop the website, facilitate email and social media communications, plan for billboards and other marketing collateral, set up for Gallery Night and of course, plan and execute the Award Gala event. There's something for everyone no matter your skill set. Take a look below to determine where you may best fit.