About the American Advertising Awards

This is the 53rd annual event for Oklahoma, welcoming Tulsa, OK and Wichita Falls, TX to participate in our awards competition.

The American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative 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.

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 your local Ad Club competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY.

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!

Submit Your Entries

Click here to enter your campaigns into the ADDYs competition. Call for entries will close on January 4th, 2019 at 11:59 pm. 

Physical drop-offs are due Wednesday, January 9th at the Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma. 

For more details on the rules and how to enter, click here.
For tickets and table reservations, click here.
For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

The Gala will be held on February 16, 2019 at The Criterion.

Entry Guide and Rules

Entries are due online by 11:59 pm on January 4, 2019. 

Please pay attention to the rules, categories and drop off specifications.

Entry Guide
Rules and Categories
Student Rules and Categories

All entries that must be turned in as hard copy entries are due at a new location this year, the Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma on January 9, 2019 between 10am and 4pm. Please pay attention to what must be delivered as a hard copy entry.

2019 Entry Fees:

Members
Single Entry: $90
Campaign: $110
Non-Members
Single Entry: $110
Campaign: $130
Student
Single Entry: $45
Campaign: $75

Payment will be accepted online at time of entry. You can also pay by check, which can be delivered with your drop-off. We will need a signed manifest for all entries. The manifest can be mailed or emailed if you do not have any physical entries to drop off.

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

(You can also mail your check to that address prior to January 9.)

All questions or signed manifests can be sent to OKCAddyAwards@gmail.com.

Sponsorships

The American Advertising Federation advances the business of advertising as a vital and essential part of the American economy and culture. AAF Oklahoma City Ad Club brings together Oklahoma’s advertising agencies, producers, photographers, freelancers, printers and web designers. This club allows professionals to network and build relationships with other individuals in the advertising industry and provides a gateway for young professionals entering their careers.

The AAF also invests in students and young professionals. In 2017, the Oklahoma City Ad Club awarded three $2,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students through the JAC Awards. The 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.

The Oklahoma City Ad Club represents a diverse group of professionals, positions and industries with a large portion of the audience consisting of Oklahoma City influencers, leadership and decision makers.

The following sponsorship packages offer considerable publicity and reach for organizations seeking to connect with Oklahoma’s top advertising influencers.

Gold Sponsor
$3,000 | Five Spots Available

  • Logo placement and link on okcadclub.com and okcaddyawards.com leading up to the event
  • Logo on the 2019 ADDYs T-shirt
  • Company logo in the winners slideshow presented at the ADDYs Gala
  • Company name listed in the Winners Book under sponsorship tier
  • Full page ad in the Winners Book
  • One designated gold table (up to 10 tickets) with premium seating for the awards gala
  • Name/logo displayed on the table

Silver Sponsor
$1,500 | Eight Spots Available

  • Company logo in the winners slideshow presented at the ADDYs Gala
  • Company logo featured in the Winners Book under sponsorship tier
  • 1/4 page ad in the ADDYs Winners Book
  • One designated table (up to 10 tickets) with premium seating for the awards gala
  • Name/logo displayed on the tables

Bronze Sponsor
$1,000 | Ten Spots Available

  • Company logo in the winners slideshow presented at the ADDYs Gala
  • Company name listed in the Winners Book under sponsorship tier
  • 1/4 page ad in the ADDYs Winners Book
  • One designated table (up to 10 tickets) with premium seating for the awards gala
  • Name/logo displayed on the table

Winner’s Book Ads

Along with our sponsorship packages, we offer ad space in the 2019 ADDYs Winners Book. All artwork files must be sent by January 15, 2019 as high-resolution PDFs to OKCAddyAwards@gmail.com. All files are full-color and full-bleed.

Ad Specs

1/4 Page Ad $250 | 4” x 5.25”
1/2 Page Ad $450 | 8” x 5.25”
Full Page Ad $700 | 8.75” x 11.25”
Full Spread $1000 | 17.5” x 11.25”

Contact Us

Want to sponsor but don’t see something that fits your needs? We are happy to customize a sponsorship package to fit your budget. For more information regarding specific details or packages, please contact OKCAddyAwards@gmail.com

Tickets & Table Reservations

ADDYs Gala 2019
February 16th | The Criterion

Cocktail Hour and Student Art Display: 6 PM – 7 PM
ADDYs Gala: 7 PM – 10 PM

For the 53rd anniversary of the OKC American Advertising Awards, we are offering special ticket packages for our table sponsorships.

Attendees will be encouraged to stay in the balcony or first floor landing bar area if they would like to maintain a party atmosphere during the show. For that reason, tables near the front are at a premium price if you would like a quieter environment. Tables on the party landing are at a premium price if you would like a more celebratory environment.

For detailed sponsorship opportunities, check out our levels here!

Reserve your table today!

Contact Scott Munz for Table Reservations by February 1, 2019

405-948-6737 | SMunz@okstatefair.com
Please be sure to note if you would like any special meal requests (vegan or vegetarian) at the time of your table purchase.

Table Options

Gold Table
$1,200 • 8 seats | $1,400 • 10 seats
Closest to the stage for best hearing and less distraction
Name/logo on table
1/4 page ad in Winners Book (due 1/25)
Logo recognition during gala

Silver Table
$1,000 • 8 seats | $1,200 • 10 seats
Closest to the stage for best hearing and less distraction
Name/logo on table
Logo recognition during gala

Bronze Table
$850 • 8 seats | $1,050 • 10 seats •
Name/logo on table

Party Landing
$950 • 8 seats | $1,150 • 10 seats
Closest to bar, expected to be a little louder
Logo recognition during gala

Individual Prices
$100 Single Seat
$50 Past Ad Club President
$50 Current Ad Club Board Member

Student Prices
$60 Student/Educator
$100 Parent Single Seat
Student tables will be placed in the balcony first, then filled in on the first floor as needed.

Add-On Opportunity – Celebratory Champagne: $100 per bottle
What’s a celebration without champagne?! Pre-purchase a bottle (or 3!) of celebratory champagne to have pre-set at your table and toast your victory. Cheers! 
Proceeds from the sale of the Celebratory Champagne will benefit Ad2OKC.  Ad2OKC is a division of the American Advertising Federation and is Oklahoma City’s only organization established for young advertising, marketing, and communications professionals. Ad2OKC provides members networking events, education & professional development, and leadership opportunities. 

People's Choice Awards

The Oklahoma City Ad Club will be hosting the People’s Choice competition at the 53rd Annual American Advertising Awards. To vote, please bring a cash donation to the gala to benefit the Ad Club 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 event.

2018 'Best Of' Winners

Station8 Branding – Gathering Place Invitation

VI Marketing and Branding – 2018 State Parks and Outdoor Guide

Robot House Creative – AniMaytion Poster Series

Beyond Theory – Diffee Ford Lincoln Rebrand

STAPLEGUN – Holiday Card & Drink Guide