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

ADDYs Gala Information

  • Thursday, February 18th
  • 2:00 PM 
  • More details TBD

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.

Enter the ADDYs Competition Here

Theater Seat Reservations

The American Advertising Awards gala will be an interactive virtual event. 

Date: Thursday, February 18th

Time: 2:00 PM

More information coming soon!

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

Members

Single Entry: $90
Campaign: $110

Non-Members

Single Entry: $110
Campaign: $130

Students

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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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.