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American Advertising Awards

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.

Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the American Advertising Awards competition rules, categories and entry procedures for 2020-2021 have been modified to allow for remote online judging.  Due to this change, no physical entries need to be submitted for the 2020-2021 competition.

In some categories, entrants are allowed and/or required to upload additional digital examples of an entry. This is intended to provide more appropriate content for the judges. For most categories, there has been no change from prior competition years.

Please carefully follow all online submission guidelines provided within the entry system, in order to ensure that your work is properly represented during all three tiers of the American Advertising Awards competition.

D2, AAF NYC Metro & Philly Metro American Advertising Awards
Co-Chair Contact Information:

Evie DeSarno
AAF Pittsburgh/Ad 2 Pittsburgh
Executive Director
evie@aafpgh.org or addys@aafd2.org

Matt Hildebrand
AAF Pittsburgh,  American Advertising Awards Chair

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

Also, please consider joining our D2 slack channel: #2020-2021-americanadvertisingawards

District 2 Deadlines

All forwarded entries must be forwarded in the system by March 23rd, 2021.


  • 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.

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 payments@aafd2.org

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


D2 Instructions for Forwarding
Tips for Finding Entries

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