Awards

Entries for the American Advertising Awards are open!

 

Deadline to enter is January 6. {Late Deadline: January 13.}

AAFMobileBay Members:   Single -$65    Campaign – $75

Non AAFMobileBay Members:  Single-$85  Campaign-$95

Students:  Single – $30     Campaign – $40

 

For a complete list of Professional categories and rules, click HERE.  Student categories and rules, click HERE.

To enter your brilliant work, GO HERE.

 

American Advertising Awards show will be February 16, 2017 at Byrne Hall on the campus of Spring Hill College.

 

American Advertising Awards background

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 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.

Selection of the most creative entry in each category is conducted through a scoring process in which a panel of judges—comprised of accomplished advertising creative professionals – 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.

The American Advertising Awards Student Division is also a three-tier national competition, which is sponsored by the AAF and National Ad 2. Occurring in conjunction with the professional competition, the Student Awards recognize and reward creative excellence by students.

Past Winners:

Silver Medal Award

The Silver Medal Award is the American Advertising Federation’s highest honor. It was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. Since Joel Swanson received the first Silver Medal in 1962, AAF Mobile Bay has recognized an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of advertising.

This award is not limited to members of AAF Mobile Bay. However, you must be a member of AAF Mobile Bay to make a nomination. The selection committee is comprised of past Silver Medal recipients who are also current members of the local chapter.

Past Recipients
  • Mike Payne – 2015
  • Laura Burton – 2011
  • Michael Strickler – 2008
  • Patti Grandquest – 2006
  • Karen St. Clair – 2005
  • Kimble Walch – 2002
  • Larry Wooley – 2001
  • Bernie Dittman – 2000
  • Bob Holberg – 1999
  • Scott Rye – 1998
  • Susan Steber Kangal – 1997
  • Bettie Hudgens – 1996
  • Joe Cook – 1995
  • Emil Graf – 1994
  • Bill Yeager – 1993
  • Barry Silverman – 1992
  • Patricia Hartman – 1991
  • Richard Sullivan – 1990
  • Jean King – 1989
  • Cece Hylton – 1988
  • Barbara Spafford, Larry Norris – 1987
  • Jack Lewis, Howard Barney – 1986
  • Alma Corley – 1985
  • George Yurcisin – 1983
  • Mary Zoghby – 1982
  • Marion Hartley – 1981
  • John Lewis – 1980
  • George Waldron – 1979
  • Bruce Reynolds – 1978
  • Tyler Turner – 1977
  • C.P. Persons – 1976
  • Edith Maddex – 1975
  • John Harris – 1974
  • John Winter – 1973
  • Gaby Gray – 1972
  • Mac Patrick – 1971
  • Fred Wright – 1970
  • Annette Simpson – 1969
  • Jim Irvin – 1968
  • Nonie Morgan – 1967
  • Buck Long – 1966
  • Charlie Trainor – 1965
  • George Hartwell – 1964
  • Cliff Worsham – 1963
  • Joel Swanson – 1962