2021 American Advertising Awards - The Show Will Go On

The American Advertising Awards is a special time to recognize the great work coming out of the advertising, marketing, communications and PR industry. COVID-19 has affected all of us in many ways. That’s why we’ve reinvented the American Advertising Awards concept this year. Our talented professionals have worked hard in 2020 and will be recognized and congratulated even during these uncontrollable circumstances.

New Experience, Same Great ADDYs

Call for entries closes on Wednesday, January 6th at 11:59PM. ADDYs judging will be conducted virtually this year. Physical submissions are not required. Therefore, we will not have a day to drop off physical entries. In some categories, entrants are allowed and/or required to upload additional digital examples of an entry (via video or photo). This is intended to provide more appropriate content for the judges during virtual judging. For most categories, there has been no change from prior competition years.

Due to the recent increase in COVID cases, The Oklahoma City Ad Club has decided to move the American Advertising Awards to a virtual awards gala. We will continue to uphold traditions such as the Best Of Awards, People’s Choice Award, and the student art show as well as introduce new, interactive elements. Including a virtual art gallery to display all professional and student ADDY award winners. 

American Advertising Awards Virtual Gala Information

  • Thursday, February 25th
  • 2:00 PM 
  • More details TBD
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About the American Advertising Awards

The American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) is the advertising industry’s largest and most prestigious competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

This is the 55th annual American Advertising Awards for the Oklahoma City Ad Club. Our club territory is prestigious and includes OKC, Tulsa, OK and Wichita Falls, TX.

Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local Ad Club phase is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY Awards – recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, local ADDY winners compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District ADDY winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. Entry in our local Ad Club competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY.

Selection of the most creative entry in each category is affected by a scoring process in which the panel of judges evaluates all creative dimensions of every entry. ADDY judges are carefully selected representing multiple markets across the country. Each judge has been vetted and approved by AAF National. There are absolutely no judges from the OKC, Tulsa or Wichita markets.

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Even though the awards gala is virtual, we encourage you to customize the social experience based on your current workplace situation. If you are in the office, watch the live gala as a group and make it your own VIP party! If you are working remotely, start a group chat with your team to discuss the show live or plan time for a video meeting during intermission! Get creative and celebrate your ADDY victory together whether physically or virtually. Most importantly, have fun!


Single Tickets:
Once the quantity of single tickets are selected, you will be prompted to register each person with a valid email address in order for the individual to access the live stream link. The link will only work for the registered email address.

Group Tickets:
$150 – 10 People
$225 – 15 People
$300 – 20 People
$350 – 25 People
$400 – 30 People
$450 – 35 People

Group tickets are simply based on an honor system. We kindly ask you to be mindful and supportive of AAF and the Oklahoma City Ad Club. You will only need to register 1 email to access 1 viewing link for your group. If you need more than 1 viewing link, you will need to purchase individual tickets.
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If you have any questions or experience any issues, please email okcaddyawards@gmail.com.

Entry Guide and Rules

Please pay attention to the rules, categories and updated submission guidelines.

Entry Guide
Rules and Categories
Student Rules and Categories

PROFESSIONALS & STUDENTS: Judging is being conducted virtually this year (2021 only). This means you do not have to prepare and physically drop off any entries. You will need to have all entries entered in the system by the deadline date. The system will allow additional uploads for printed items to give entrants the ability to showcase all sides of the piece. This can be accomplished through a video in addition to photography.

2021 Entry Fees


Single Entry: $90
Campaign: $110


Single Entry: $110
Campaign: $130


Single Entry: $45
Campaign: $75
IMPORTANT UPDATE: We still need a signed manifest for all entries. The manifest will need to be emailed to OKCAddyAwards@gmail.com NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JANUARY 8TH!


Mailing address for check payment:
Oklahoma City Advertising Club
PO Box 20408
Oklahoma City, OK  73156


All questions or signed manifests can be sent to OKCAddyAwards@gmail.com.
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2021 Winner's Book

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

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2020 Winner's Book

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

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2019 Winner's Book

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

Download the 2019 Winner’s Book here!

2018 Winner's Book

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

Download the 2018 Winner’s Book here!

Congratulations to the 2021 People's Choice Winner!
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