The American Advertising Awards is one of the industry’s largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through local club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in advertising.

The national awards show will take place during ADMERICA, AAF’s national conference.

The American Advertising Awards is a three-tiered creative competition. Winners receive gold and/or silver ADDY awards. Gold winners will automatically move on to the National competition and Silver winners may forward at the entrant’s expense.

2019-2020 Important D2 American Advertising Award Information

NYC & D2 American Advertising Awards Co-Chair Contact Information:

Evie DeSarno
American Advertising Federation Pittsburgh/Ad 2 Pittsburgh 
Executive Director or

Matt Hildebrand
American Advertising Federation Pittsburgh,  American Advertising Awards Chair

NOTE:  please try Evie first with any questions that you have

Also, please consider joining our D2 slack channel: #d2-addy-awards

Open Water Support:

Billhighway Contact:

Webinar Link

AAF Resources Link  

The AAF would like to formally remind everyone that the competition is called the American Advertising Awards.  The trophy is called the ADDY.


All forwarded entries must be forwarded in the system by March 20, 2020.

All Forwarded Entries must be received in PITTSBURGH no later than March 23, 2020.


  • Gold:  $150 per entry
  • Silver:  $120 per entry
  • Student:  $40 per entry

Forwarded Entry Invoicing:

AAF District 2 will send you an invoice for forwarded entries.  Please review the list of forwarded entries sent with this invoice to  make sure that we have the same list of items to be forwarded.  Please see #15 below for reasons our numbers may not match

Payment Options:

Check  – Please make your check out to AAF District 2 and include with your manifest/entries 

Credit Card: The invoice will tell you how to pay via credit card (or Paypal).

PayPal Payments – send your payment to

Entry Delivery Location:

Cwenar Photography
1400 Breed Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15203
Attn:  District 2 Addy Award Entries (please make this big and bold)


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