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2022 Advertising Awards Competition
Ad Space

Mission Date

Saturday, February 19, 2022


Ad Space


The Criterion


  • 6:00pm Pre-Launch Cocktails & Student Art Show

  • 6:55pm Launch Countdown

  • 7:00pm Liftoff & Live Coverage

  • 10:00pm After-Party Splashdown

About the American Advertising Awards Competition

The American Advertising Awards Competition (ADDY Awards) is the advertising industry’s largest and most prestigious competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local American Advertising Federation (AAF) club competitions. Our local AAF club, known as OKC Ad Club, hosts the first of a three-tier, national competition that honors the outstanding contributions of advertising practitioners. 

Only the best work will then move on to the district level, then national level for the opportunity to elevate your agency as one of the best in the nation.

OKC Ad Club’s tradition of service to the advertising industry and to the community continues as its members endeavor to reach new heights through education, advocacy, and professional opportunities. Averaging more than a thousand entries that represent dozens of agencies from the OKC and Tulsa area, the ADDY Awards competition has achieved the status as a “must-attend” industry event.


  • November 10, 2021
    Competition Opens & Q&A Luncheon
  • January 14, 2022
    Deadline to Enter (Regular Price)
  • January 15-19, 2022
    Late Deadline to Enter (Subject to Late Fees)
  • January 24, 2022
    Winners Informed

Learn how to Enter the 2022 ADDY Awards Competition

Gala Reservations

  • November 10-January 7, 2022
    Early-Bird Pricing Available
  • January 8-February 11, 2022
    Subject to Full Pricing
  • February 19, 2022
    ADDY Awards Gala at The Criterion

Reserve Your Tickets to the 2022 ADDY Awards Gala Here


  • March 1, 2022 at 12pm
    Deadline to Forward Silver & Bronze Winners to District Competition
  • March 9, 2022
    Deadline to Order Duplicate Award Medals & Trophies

The 2022 ADDY Awards Professional and Student winners will represent the best of the best. It is the size of the idea that matters most, not the size of the organization that created the work, nor the size of the budget behind it. This distinction elevates the ADDY Awards above virtually every other advertising competition. 

The deadline to submit entries at the regular price is Wednesday, January 14, 2022 at 11:59pm!

Any entries submitted between January 15-19, 2022 will be subject to a late fee.

Professional Entries

Required for Professional Entries

Judging for all Professional Entries will be conducted virtually again this year. All Professional Entries will only need to be submitted digitally. No physical drop-offs will be accepted for Professional Entries.

Enter the Competition Portal Here

If you need to check the status of your OKC Ad Club membership, please contact Michele at To learn how to become a member, click here.

Professional – Special Judges Awards

  • People’s Choice Award
  • Jeff Fontana Comedy Award
  • Best of Categories
  • Best of Show

Gold winners will automatically move on to the AAF District competition and OKC Ad Club covers the entry fee. Silver and Bronze winners may choose to enter the District competition if the entrant pays the $85 District entry fee by 12pm on March 1, 2022. 

If you have any questions or comments please email

Student Entries

Required for Student Entries

Student Entries must be submitted digitally by January 19, 2022 and MUST be physically dropped off at Krush Digital Advertising Agency in OKC by February 11, 2022.

Student Drop-Off Address

Krush Digital Advertising Agency
11429 Broadway Ext
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
M-F | 10:00am-4:30pm

Enter the Competition Portal Here

We require physical copies for Student Entries only to display them during the cocktail hour portion during the ADDY Awards gala.

OKC Ad Club covers the cost to forward all student Gold winning entries to the District competition. Students may advance their Silver & Bronze winning entries to the District competition for a $25 entry fee payable by the student by 12pm on March 1, 2022.

If you have any questions or comments please email

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering Early-Bird pricing this year. We want to give you an opportunity and ample time lock in your table reservations early to avoid paying full price. 

Make sure to check out our new VIP Section at the gala this year for an exclusive and premium experience.  In addition to Gold, Silver, and Bronze table sponsors, we’re offering a limited number of VIP Tables with bottle service and superior accommodations.

Early-Bird Pricing: Reserve November 10 – January 7, 2022
Full Price: Reserve January 8 – February 11, 2022

405-948-6737 /

Table Reservations + Sponsorship Opportunities


There is a parking lot adjacent to The Criterion for $20. We highly encourage you to Uber or Lyft for your safety and convenience.

After-Party & Entertainment

Be sure to visit the SNL Booth during the gala to share your photos from the evening. Please join us until midnight for dancing and celebratory drinks! It’s going to be stellar.

Covid Response Plan

We are committed to following the latest CDC guidelines to ensure a safe event. We consider the health and safety of our attendees first and foremost. We will continually monitor the COVID situation and as we approach the gala, we will provide a formal announcement and plan based on CDC recommendations at that time.

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public place where people are present. We cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed by attending the 2022 ADDY Awards gala. OKC Ad Club will enforce the latest CDC safety protocols recommended to keep attendees safe and healthy.

The Impact Your Sponsorship Makes

The AAF advances the business of advertising as a vital and essential part of the American economy and culture. OKC Ad Club brings together Oklahoma’s advertising agencies, producers, photographers, freelancers, designers, and strategists. OKC Ad Club also invests in students and young professionals. Every year since 2019, OKC Ad Club has awarded three $2,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students through the JAC Awards. OKC Ad Club also awards a $2,000 Jeanie Ruedy Commercial Art/ Graphic Design Scholarship to one undergraduate student majoring or minoring in advertising, commercial art, or graphic design.

Our exclusive sponsorship packages offer considerable publicity and reach for organizations seeking to connect with Oklahoma’s top advertising influencers. Show your love for our OKC Ad Club by supporting the 2022 Ad Space ADDY Awards gala.

  • VIP Table Sponsors
  • Gold, Silver, Bronze Table Sponsors
  • Bar + After-Party Sponsor
  • SNL Booth Sponsor
  • 30s Commercial Sponsors
  • Winners Book Ads
  • *Custom Sponsorships Available

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors that are already on board!

  • Studio Flight – Creative 
  • CNS Productions – Show Production & Lighting
  • Oklahoma Shirt Company – T-Shirts
  • RK1 Productions – Audio & Voiceover Production
  • StoneCloud Brewing Company – Winners Book Designs
  • Freestyle Creative – Bar+After-Party
  • Vital Outdoor – Digital Outdoor Sponsor
  • Doc Popcorn – Popcorn Sponsor

VIP Table Sponsors

  • Studio Flight
  • Doc Popcorn
  • Basis Technologies

Please call Sarah Hoffman 405-808-4163 or email if you have any questions.

The Oklahoma City Ad Club will be hosting the People’s Choice competition during the gala and will choose six nominees. Each attendee will receive a free ticket to vote. To cast additional votes, please bring a cash donation benefitting the OKC Ad Club and our AES scholarships. The nominees are selected by our panel of out-of-state judges. Cash donations will be accepted through the show’s intermission and the winner will be announced at the end of the gala. The voting table will be set up on the first floor of The Criterion.

Nominees will be announced January 26, 2022!

Sarah Hoffman

ADDY Awards Chair & Mission Commander

Joel Richardson

President & Pilot Cosmonaut

Hannah Landry

1st Vice President & Mission Specialist

Michele Boatman

Executive Secretary & Payload Commander

Alison Abbott

CAPCOM Control

Bethany Marshall

Executive Crew

Lisa Brown

Executive Crew

Samantha Strothers

Design Reliability Engineer

Spencer Lee

Design Reliability Engineer

If you have any questions or comments please email

2021 Winners Book

Congratulations to all of the winners at the 2021 American Advertising Awards of Oklahoma.

Download the 2021 Winners Book here!

2020 Winners Book

Congratulations to all of the winners at the 2020 American Advertising Awards of Oklahoma.

Download the 2020 Winners Book here!

2019 Winners Book

Congratulations to all of the winners at the 2019 American Advertising Awards of Oklahoma.

Download the 2019 Winners Book here!

2018 Winners Book

Congratulations to all of the winners at the 2018 American Advertising Awards of Oklahoma.

Download the 2018 Winners Book here!

If you would like to order duplicate awards, a form will be provided here on Monday, February 21st (after the gala). 

If you have any questions please email