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    2018 Inland Empire American Advertising Awards Competition Now Open

    The American Advertising Awards, formerly the 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. Today marks the opening day of the 2018 competition. 

    With over 200 categories covering all aspects of advertising, the American Advertising Awards Inland Empire competition is the first step towards the  illustrious Gold "ADDY".
    The competition will accept entries through January 26, 2018 and covers advertising that appeared January 1 through December 31, 2017.

    Please read the 2018 American Advertising Awards Rules for complete information including eligibility requirements, fees, deadlines, and categories. 

    New this year:
    NEW CATEGORY: 22B Public Service Campaign 
    NEW CATEGORY: 39E Virtual Reality - Single. 
    NEW CATEGORY: 86B Computer Generated Imagery (CGI)
    Physical Entries that are mounted may be disqualified. 
    Digital Entries part of an Elements of Advertising entry (categories 77-81) can be uploaded and no longer require a physical entry as well.

    About the American Advertising Awards:
    Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation-Inland Empire, the local Inland Empire American Advertising Awards is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie for recognition as the very best in their markets.  At the second tier, local winners compete against other winners in one of 15 District competitions. District winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national American Advertising Awards competition. Entry in the American Advertising Awards Inland Empire competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY®

    Quick Links:
    2018 Professional Categories and Rules
    2018 Student Categories and Rules
    Enter the Competition