2021 ADDYs - The Show Will Go On

The ADDYs 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 for this year only you will see ADDY gala pricing at an all time low. Our talented professionals still deserve to be recognized and congratulated even during these uncontrollable circumstances.

New Experience, Same Great ADDYs

The OKC Ad Club has exclusively secured the Flix Brewhouse Theater. Attendees will be seated across 9 theaters at half capacity to guarantee social distancing. Each attendee will receive an arrival time on their ticket in intervals of 6:00pm, 6:20pm and 6:40pm. The show will begin at 7:00 pm and will broadcast to each screen simultaneously. Each theater will have its own waitstaff to ensure prompt and safe service. Attendees will have the choice between 8 dinner menu options as well as 2 alcoholic beverage tickets and movie popcorn. There will be properly sanitized and capacity regulated common areas for socializing. 

We will continue to uphold traditions such as the Best Of, People’s Choice Award, the student art show and the infamous photobooth. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

ADDYs Gala Information

  • Thursday, February 18th
  • Flix Brewhouse 
  • Red Carpet Arrival Times: 6:00, 6:20 and 6:40 
  • Showtime: 7:00 pm
  • Dress Attire: Business-Business Casual

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.

ADDYs COVID Response Plan

The traditional ADDYs will look a little different this year in light of COVID-19. In addition to the Flix Brewhouse COVID-19 safety procedures we want you to know we are following all CDC guidelines to ensure a safe event. To maintain social distancing, theaters will be filled to half capacity. To reduce large crowds in the lobby, each person will be given an arrival time. Flix Brewhouse is a partner of the CinemaSafe program. Safety protocols include: 

  • Masks are required until you have found your seat
  • Social distancing
  • Reduced capacity
  • Enhanced air filtration
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols
  • Employee health training
  • Modified concessions and serving guidelines

Theater Seat Reservations

RESERVE NOW!

CONTACT SCOTT MUNZ BY FEBRUARY 5, 2021 by emailing SMunz@okstatefair.com

Individual Prices

Includes: Popcorn, 2 drink tickets, 8 dinner menu options and refreshments.

  • $80 Single Seat
  • $50 Past Ad Club President
  • $50 Current Ad Club Board Member student prices
  • $40 Student/Educator
  • $80 Parent Single Seat

Full Theater Buyout

Submit Your Entries

Info Coming Soon!

Entry Guide and Rules

Entries are due online Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 11:59pm

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

Entry Guide
Rules and Categories
Student Rules and Categories

PROFESSIONALS: 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. If your entry wins at the district level we will need a physical entry to send to national judging. The ADDY committee will reach out to the representative who entered and coordinate producing a physical entry to send off.
STUDENTS: Since we are upholding the student showcase this year, all entries will need to be physically dropped off. This date and details is still TBD.
2021 Entry Fees Coming Soon!
Payment will be accepted online at time of entry. You can also pay by check, which will need to be mailed this year due to online judging.
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  73156All questions or signed manifests can be sent to OKCAddyAwards@gmail.com.

Sponsorships

Information Coming Soon!

2020 Winner's Book

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

Download the 2020 Winner’s Book here!

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!

People's Choice Awards

The Oklahoma City Ad Club will be hosting the People’s Choice competition at the 55th 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.