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2024 American Advertising Awards Competition
Rumble of the Century

Call for Entries 

Entries are due Wednesday, January 10th, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

Enter the 2024 ADDY Awards Competition

Gala Date

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Arena

The Criterion 

500 E Sheridan Ave. OKC, OK 73104

Schedule

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

  • 6:55pm Countdown Begins

  • 7:00pm Awards Show Begins 

  • 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.

Entries

  • November 8, 2023
    Theme reveal happy hour
  • January 10, 2024
    Deadline to Enter 
  • January 15, 2024
    Winners Informed

Learn how to Enter the 2024 ADDY Awards Competition

Gala Reservations

  • November 8-January 27, 2024
    Early-Bird Pricing Available
  • January 28-February 17, 2024
    Subject to Full Pricing
  • February 24, 2024
    American Advertising Awards Gala at The Criterion

Reserve Your Tickets to the 2024 ADDY Awards Gala Here

Awards

  • Local awards will be available to pick up immediately after the gala and the April 10th luncheon.
  • March 11, 2024 at 12pm
    Deadline to Forward Silver Winners to District Competition
  • March 15, 2024
    Deadline to Order Duplicate Award Medals & Trophies 

We invite all professionals and students in Oklahoma and Wichita Falls, TX to participate in the 2024 American Advertising Awards.

The deadline to submit entries is Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.!

Professional Entries

Judging for all Professional Entries will be conducted in-person but all professional entries still only need to be sent virtually. No physical drop-offs will be accepted for Professional Entries.

Enter the Competition Portal HereDownload the 2024 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, Ultimate Knockout, 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 $125 District entry fee by 12:00 p.m. on March 11, 2024.

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

Student Entries

Entries must be submitted digitally.

Enter the Competition Portal HereDownload the 2024 Student Rules & Categories Guide

All ADDY winners are asked to physically drop off entries to be featured in the student art show at the awards gala.

Size: one 11×17 or 12×18 poster print or board per entry

Label: Name of artwork; student name, school name

Student Drop-Off Address:
Candor
729 W Sheridan Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

M-Fri. | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Physical drop offs will be accepted from Feb. 5 – 22, 2024 (except for Feb. 19).

Please email micah@candorpr.com to coordinate drop-off.

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 11, 2024.

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

Don’t miss out on the event of the year! See below for table and ticket options.

CONTACT SCOTT MUNZ FOR TABLE RESERVATIONS BY FEBRUARY 17, 2024
405-948-6737 / SMunz@okstatefair.com

Gala Table Reservations + Gala Individual Tickets

  • Early bird prices: Reserve anytime between Nov. 8 – January 27
  • Full prices: Effective between January 28 – February 17
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TICKET PRICES

Know Before You Go

Parking

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

Attire

Formal or cocktail attire.

After-Party & Entertainment

Please join us until midnight for dancing and celebratory drinks! Click here to learn more!

The Impact Your Sponsorship Makes

AAF Oklahoma brings together Oklahoma’s advertising, marketing, PR agencies, in-house marketing departments and freelancers.

The club also invests in students and young professionals through scholarships.

  • Three $2,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students through the JAC Awards.
  • One $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 AAF Oklahoma by supporting the 2024 American Advertising Awards gala.

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors

  • Knox Studios – Creative Sponsor
  • CNS Productions – Show Production & Lighting
  • RK1 Productions – Audio & Voiceover Production
  • Vital Outdoor – Billboards
  • Digital Remedy – Bar Sponsor
  • One Set Studio – Lounge Sponsor
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Please email Micah Moore at okcaddyawards@gmail.com if you have any questions.

AAF Oklahoma will be hosting the People’s Choice competition during the 2024 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 $10 and the winner will be announced at the end of the gala.

In the rapidly evolving landscape of technology and creativity, the clash between artificial intelligence and human ingenuity has captured the world’s attention. In the Rumble of the Century!

Entries for AAF Oklahoma’s Local Only category, Ultimate Knockout, 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 include 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. 

American Advertising Awards After-Party

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The after-party has a new location for the 2024 American Advertising Awards! The Library of Distilled Spirits inside The First National will be the host of the event. See exciting details below!

When: After awards end to close

Address: First National Center
120 N. Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Event details: Upon arrival, you’ll receive a gold token for one free signature drink and late-night tacos. There will be a dance floor and a DJ so you can dance the night away!

Join us after the awards show as we toast to success and provide an unforgettable experience that goes beyond just accolades! 

2024 Winners Book

Congratulations to all of the winners at the 2024 American Advertising Awards of Oklahoma.

Download the 2024 Winners Book here!

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 15, 2024. No order will be accepted after this date.

Duplicate medals and certificates will be available for pickup on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Download Order Form
If you have any questions, please email Michele Boatman at info@okcadclub.com
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Micah Moore

AKA Micah Midnight Maverick Moore

American Advertising Awards Chair

okcaddyawards@gmail.com

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Armand McCoy

AKA Armand Ultra Man McCoy

AAF Oklahoma President

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Michele Boatman

AKA Michele Maniac Boatman

Executive Director

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Stacy

Creative Sponsor

Knox Studios

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Mikey

Creative Sponsor

Knox Studios

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Shannon

Creative Sponsor

Knox Studios

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Taylor Hanska

AKA Taylor Merms Hanska

Social Media Chair

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Joel Richardson

AKA Joel Lethal Luminary

Judging Weekend Chair

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Ariana Stark

AKA Ariana Dragon-Slayer Stark

Committee Member

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Kayla Moore

After-Party Chair

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