Welcome to the District 6 American Advertising Awards (AAA), formerly known as the ADDY Awards! Information below is for both local AAA chairs and At-Large entrants.

 

General Information

 

ENTRY RULES: All entries must conform to 2020 American Advertising Award guidelines.

ENTRY DEADLINE: All entries must be electronically forwarded AND physically shipped & received by midnight Friday, March 06, 2020.

MAIL ENTRIES TO: Lars Lawson, 4402 N College Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205. 

TO ENTER AT-LARGE: https://enter.americanadvertisingawards.com/a/organizations/06-LIN/solicitations/home/17.

 

OFFICIAL RULES / PROFESSIONAL: http://www.aaf.org/_PDF/AAF Website Content/235_AAA/AAA_Rules_Categories_2019-2020.pdf

OFFICIAL RULES / STUDENT: http://www.aaf.org/_PDF/AAF Website Content/235_AAA/AAA_Student_Rules_Categories_2019-2020.pdf

HOW-TO GUIDE: http://www.aaf.org/_PDF/AAF Website Content/235_AAA/AAA_HowTo_Guide.pdf

 

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Local AAA Chairs & At-large individuals will be notified via email of the District winners from their club by or before April 01, 2020. It will be the responsibility of local AAA Chairs to notify your local winners.

 

AWARDS: Awards will be given to GOLD place winners only and will be shipped for distribution to your winners. Each award will contain a Duplicate Order Form which should be sent to all of your winners.

 

NATIONAL COMPETITION: District Gold AAA winners will be auto-forwarded to the National AAA competition. Silver winners will also be forwarded to National, however, the entrant must pay an additional fee directly to national before it is judged. Fees are $100.00 for a single entry, and $100.00 for a campaign. The AAF will notify Silver ADDY winners and inform them of when and how to make payment. If your members have any questions about this, ask them to contact Amanda DeHart (202) 898-0089 at the National AAF Headquarters.

 

QUESTIONS OR CHALLENGES: Contact Lars Lawson at mailto: Lars@timberdesignco.com or 317.213.8509

SOFTWARE PROBLEMS: Contact AAF support directly at help@getopenwater.com

BILLING PROBLEMS: Contact aafsupport@billhighway.com

 

Information for Local American Advertising Award Chairs

FEES:

- Professional Members forwarded by an AAF Club - $85 for single entries and $105 for campaigns.

- Student Members forwarded by an AAF Club - $25 for single entries and $30 for campaigns

- Late fees are $50 per entry for entries received between March 6th and midnight on March 13th. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

All clubs must forward their entries using the AAA software. PLEASE INCLUDE A HARD COPY OF YOUR FINAL ENTRY MANIFEST INCLUDING ALL ENTRY FORMS FOR ALL ENTRIES INCLUDING DIGITAL and a CHECK PAYMENT along with your entries. Each entry must come with the local entry form attached to it. If it does not, the entry will not be judged. You can easily print your manifest from the AAA software.

  

PLEASE NOTE: Any club that does not properly forward their entries using the AAA software AND make full payment by the deadline will not be judged at District.

  

WHAT TO SHIP: All Gold AAA winners must be auto-forwarded at the club's expense to the D6 judging site listed above. All Silver awards FORWARDED & PAID by the entrant should be forwarded as well. (Do not send ALL of your Silver winners for us to sort through). If we do not receive the money to cover judging the Silver AAA entry you send us, it will not be judged. You MUST separate your Gold and Silver entries before shipping. Mark Gold AAA Awards and Silver AAA Awards on the side of each box.

 

For 6th District At-Large Entrants

FEES:

- Professional At-Large Fees - $125 for single entries and $175 for campaigns

- Student At-Large Fees - $45 for single entries and $55 for campaigns

- Late fees are $50 per entry for entries received between March 6th and midnight on March 13th. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

ENTRY RULES: D6 At-Large judging will take place immediately prior to the D6 AAA judging for all entrants that did NOT have a local AAA competition to enter.  All entries must conform to 2020 AAA Rules and Guidelines and must NOT have already been entered in a local ADDY Competition. To enter, go to  and create a username and password. Select your city or club from the pull down menu and then follow the instructions. When completed, print all of your entry forms and attach them to your manifest and send it along with your entries and check to the address above. All entries that receive an AAA in the At-Large judging will then be judged in the 6th District AAA competition.

 

REMINDER: Each entry must come with your local entry form attached to it. If it does not, the entry will not be judged. Attach a copy of each entry form for ALL entries, including digital, to your manifest.

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