American Advertising Awards

Greater San Francisco Competition

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.

Local judging will be once again conducted online this year. 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.

Professional Categories and Rules
Student Categories and Rules

The 2024 American Advertising Awards Professional Competition

The 2024 American Advertising Awards Student Competition

Important Dates:

October 16, 2023

Competition Opens (subject to change)

January 10, 2024

ADDY Q&A Event.
Come and learn about the competition and get your entry questions answered.
Registration Open Soon

January 19, 2024
Deadline to Enter
January 26, 2024
Late Deadline To Submit Entries (subject to a late fee)
February 8, 2024
Winners Informed

March, 2024

Awards Gala

March 22, 2024
Deadline to Forward Silver Winners to District 14 Competition
April 1, 2024
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

For more Information about the 2024 American Advertising Awards Greater San Francisco Competition, please contact:

Mark Landon
On behalf of the Greater San Francisco Ad Club
(888) 528-9278



Greater San Francisco Ad Club