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The St. Louis American Advertising Awards

The American Advertising Awards is the ad industry’s largest and most representative competition recognizing the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

To order additional ADDY Trophies:
Winning a Gold ADDY is hard. Ordering another isn’t. Contact our Director ( to purchase a replica of the hardware you earned. Use it to reward employees, impress clients, or hold down loose paperwork. It’s as functional as it is heavy.
Deadline: March 30, 2018.
To forward your Silver ADDY’s to AAF Regionals:
Contact our Director ( for more information on the forwarding steps. All Gold entries are automatically forwarded.

What are the ADDYs?

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.

Entering the American Advertising Awards supports the entire advertising industry because the AAF and its local and district affiliates use the proceeds to enhance advertising through programs such as public service, internships, advocacy groups, advertising education, and consumer awareness.

Selection of the most creative entry in each category is affected by a scoring process in which a panel of judges evaluates all creative dimensions of every entry. A GOLD ADDY is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and is judged to be superior to all other entries in the category. Entries that are also considered outstanding and worthy of recognition receive a SILVER ADDY. The number of awards given in each category is determined by the judges, based on the relative quality of work in that category.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Thanks to our ADDY Week – Young Professionals Night Sponsors:

2018 St. Louis ADDY Winners

2018 St. Louis ADDY Winner’s Book!

2017 St. Louis ADDY Winners

Click here if you’d like to flip through this year’s 2017 St. Louis ADDY Winners Book.

2017 District 9 ADDY Winners

Have you heard about this year’s 2017 District 9 ADDY Winners? Click here to see who took home Gold and/or Silver at the AAF District 9 AAA.