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Our industry is entering a new era full of the unexpected. Booming with new enterprise and pioneers taking risks. We invite you to Go Rogue on February 18, 2023 and celebrate our industry. Who will steal the show?

2023 American Advertising Awards Competition
Going Rogue

Call for Entries 

Entries are due Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

*Any entries received between January 12-16th will be subject to a late fee

Enter the 2023 ADDY Awards Competition

Gala Date

Saturday, February 18, 2023


The Criterion 

500 E Sheridan Ave. OKC, OK 73104


  • 6:00pm Check-In, Cocktail Hour & Student Art Show

  • 6:55pm Countdown Begins

  • 7:00pm Awards Show Begins 

  • 10:00pm After-Party 

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 AAF Oklahoma, 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 the national level for the opportunity to elevate your agency as one of the best in the nation.

AAF Oklahoma’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, Tulsa, and Wichita Falls, TX area, the American Advertising Awards competition has achieved status as a “must-attend” industry event.


  • November 9, 2022
    Competition Opens & Q&A Luncheon
  • January 11, 2023
    Deadline to Enter (Regular Price)
  • January 12-16, 2023
    Late Deadline to Enter (Subject to Late Fees)
  • January 24, 2023 Winners Informed

Learn how to Enter the 2023 ADDY Awards Competition

Gala Reservations

  • November 9-January 27, 2023
    Early-Bird Pricing Available
  • January 28-February 11, 2023
    Subject to Full Pricing
  • February 18, 2023
    American Advertising Awards Gala at The Criterion

Reserve Your Tickets to the 2023 ADDY Awards Gala Here


  • Local awards will be available to pick up immediately after the gala and the April 12th Happy Hour event.
  • March 1, 2023 at 12pm
    Deadline to Forward Silver Winners to District Competition
  • March 10, 2023
    Deadline to Order Duplicate Award Medals & Trophies 

We invite all Professionals and Students in Oklahoma and Wichita Falls, TX to participate in the 2023 American Advertising Awards. The 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 American Advertising Awards above virtually every other advertising competition. 

The deadline to submit entries at the regular price is Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.!

Any entries submitted between January 12-16, 2023 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 HereDownload the 2023 Professional Rules & Categories Guide

If you need to check the status of your AAF Oklahoma membership, please contact Michele at info.okcadclub.com. To learn how to become a member, click here

Professional – Special Judges Awards 

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

Be sure to check out our new Local Only category Steal the Show that’s unique to this competition.

Gold winners will automatically move on to the AAF District competition and AAF Oklahoma covers the entry fee. Silver winners may choose to enter the District competition if the entrant pays the $100 District entry fee by 12:00 p.m. on March 1, 2023. 

If you have any questions or comments please email okcaddyawards@gmail.com.

Student Entries

Required for Student Entries

Judging for all Student Entries will be conducted virtually again this year. Entries must be submitted digitally. All gold and silver ADDY winners will be required to physically drop off entries at KRUSH in OKC by February 13, 2023, at 4 p.m. to be featured in the student art show at the American Advertising Awards gala. 

Student Drop-Off Address:


11429 Broadway Ext

Oklahoma City, OK 73114

M-F | 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Enter the Competition Portal HereDownload the 2023 Student Rules & Categories Guide

AAF Oklahoma covers the cost to forward all student Gold-winning entries to the District competition. Students may advance their Silver winning entries to the District competition for a $25 entry fee payable by the student by 12:00 p.m. on March 1, 2023.

If you have any questions or comments please email okcaddyawards@gmail.com.

Early-Bird pricing will be offered again this year. We want to give you an opportunity and ample time to lock in your table reservations early to avoid paying full price. 

Make sure to check out our VIP Lounge opportunities at the gala this year for an exclusive and premium experience.  In addition to our sponsorship opportunities, we’re offering a limited number of VIP Tables with bottle service and superior accommodations.

Early-Bird Pricing: Reserve November 9 – January 27, 2023
Full Price: Reserve January 28 – February 11, 2023


405-948-6737 / SMunz@okstatefair.com

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 wild!

Stay Downtown

Hotel accommodations are offered through 21C. Mention you are with American Advertising Awards for the discounted rate. Click to call or book online: https://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/oklahomacity

The Impact Your Sponsorship Makes

The AAF advances the business of advertising as a vital and essential part of the American economy and culture. AAF Oklahoma brings together Oklahoma’s advertising, marketing, design, production & PR agencies, in-house marketing departments, producers, photographers, freelancers, designers, and strategists. AAF Oklahoma also invests in students and young professionals. Every year since 2019, AAF Oklahoma has awarded three $2,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students through the JAC Awards. We also award 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 AAF Oklahoma by supporting the 2023 Going Rogue American Advertising Awards gala.

  • VIP Lounge Sponsor
  • Jessie James Sponsor
  • Annie Oakley Sponsor
  • Stagecoach Mary Sponsor
  • Bar Sponsor
  • After-Party Sponsor
  • SNL Photo Booth Sponsor
  • :30s Commercial Sponsors
  • Winners Book Ads
  • *Custom Sponsorships Available

Thank you to our 2023 Going Rogue Sponsors

  • Nuevo Studio – Creative Sponsor
  • CNS Productions – Show Production & Lighting
  • Oklahoma Shirt Company – T-Shirts
  • RK1 Productions – Audio & Voiceover Production

VIP Table Sponsors

  • Rowdies to be named!🤠

Please call Micah Moore, 405-229-0423 or email okcaddyawards@gmail.com if you have any questions.

AAF Oklahoma will be hosting the People’s Choice competition during the Going Rogue gala. 


Five nominees will be selected by our panel of out-of-region judges. Each gala attendee will receive a free ticket to vote. Each additional vote is a $10 cash donation benefiting AAF Oklahoma and our AES scholarships. 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 second floor of The Criterion. Congrats to all the nominees!

In a time with so much change, limited attention spans and rules being thrown out the door, let’s Go Rogue!

Entries for AAF Oklahoma’s Local Only category, Steal the Show, can be in any media format, regardless of whether or not the work was published. Here’s your chance to unarchive that design that your clients thought was “too much” or show off one of your clever and perfectly timed, yet non-business-related, GIFs that only got to shine in your team’s Slack channel.

Entries will be judged on a variety of factors that includes one or more of the following:

  • Breaks the design rules
  • Visually captivating
  • Unique combinations of fonts, colors, images

In this category, rules are meant to be broken!

*REMINDER* Local Only entries cannot advance to the District or National competitions. 

2023 Winners Book

Congratulations to all of the winners at the 2023 American Advertising Awards of Oklahoma.

Download the 2023 Winners Book here!

2022 Winners Book

Congratulations to all of the winners at the 2022 American Advertising Awards of Oklahoma.

Download the 2022 Winners Book here!

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!

Orders and checks must be received by Friday, March 17, 2023. No order will be accepted after this date.

Duplicate medals and certificates will be available for pickup on April 14, 2023.
Download Order Form
If you have any questions, please email Michele Boatman at info@okcadclub.com

Micah Moore

American Advertising Awards Chair


Sarah Hoffman

American Advertising Awards Co-Chair & Vice President

Hannah Landry

AAF Oklahoma President

Michele Boatman

Executive Director

Ashley Jezek 

VIP Experience Chair

Naoma Serna-Zahn

Nuevo Studio, Creative Sponsor

Pilar Guarddon

Nuevo Studio, Creative Sponsor

Harold Storey 

Judging Weekend Chair

Ariel Lamontagne

Social Media Chair

If you have any questions or comments please email okcaddyawards@gmail.com