2021 American Advertising Awards

 
The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 30,000 entries every year in local competitions such the Greater San Francisco competition. Gold Winners in this competition move up to one of 15 District competitions for the chance to advance to the National Finals. In addition to a professional competition, there is a concurrent student competition.

With over 200 categories covering all aspects of advertising, the American Advertising Awards Greater San Francisco competition is the first step towards the illustrious Gold “ADDY” Award.
 

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to Covid-19, local judging will be conducted online this year. However, district or national judging may be conducted online and therefore all entries (except those noted below) must have a physical submission delivered. Failure to submit a physical entry may result in disqualification at the district or national level if your entry advances to those competitions. See preparation requirements outlined in the rules. In some categories, entrants will be allowed and/or required to upload additional digital examples of an entry. This is intended to provide more appropriate content for the judges, should a virtual judging solution be necessary.

We request that you upload a PDF of the entire document of multi-page entries, or several photos (or a short video) of your entry if that will best display your entry for the judges.

ENTRIES IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES MAY BE SUBMITTED ONLY DIGITALLY:

Entries in all Online/Interactive categories (#31-40 and 63)
Entries in all Film, Video & Sound categories (#41-59)
Entries in select Elements of Advertising categories (#74-87)
The following categories in Pro Bono (#98-109)
The following categories in political advertising (#113-116)

ALL OTHER ENTRIES MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL ENTRY SUBMITTED IN ADDITION TO UPLOADING THE ARTWORK.

 

Download categories and rules here

 

Click to Enter The 2020 American Advertising Awards Competition

 

Important Dates

September 15, 2020 Competition Opens
January 14, 2021 Q&A Event. Learn about the competition and get your entry questions answered.
January 22, 2021 Deadline to Enter
January 29, 2021 Late Deadline To Submit Entries (subject to a late fee)
February 15, 2021 Winners Informed
March 10, 2021 Awards Gala (Most likely to be virtual/online)
March 22, 2021 Deadline to Forward Silver Winners to District 14 Competition
April 2, 2021 Deadline to order Award Duplicates or upgrade to a trophy
Dates Subject to Change

 

Entry Fees

Entry Fees Listed are good through the deadline day. Any entries submitted after the deadline day are subject to a $25 per entry late fee.

Please note that depending on the number of entries, there may be an overall savings to join the club when you submit entries.

AAF Member Individual Entry: $175
AAF Member Campaign Entry: $205

Non-Member Individual Entry: $210
Non-Member Campaign Entry: $245

Student Individual: $50
Student Campaign: $55

 

Entry Deliveries

Although the San Francisco competition will be judged on-line, we may need the entries that require the physical assets for the district or national judging. Please send the entries that require a physical submission to the processing office in Southern California.

All entries should be delivered to:
American Advertising Awards – SF Competition
2534 S. Pleasant Ave
Ontario, CA 91761

 
For more Information about the 2021 American Advertising Awards Greater San Francisco Competition, please contact:
Mark Landon (888) 528-9278
MarkLandon@Greatersf.org