ADDYS 2018: Call for Entries

The 57th Annual American Advertising Awards celebrates the creative spirit of the Industry

Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarasota, FL — As the local American Advertising Federations chapter covering Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties AdFed Suncoast is now excepting entries for the 2018 American Advertising Awards competition.

The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 60,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions.

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 winners are then forwarded to the national stage of the American Advertising Awards.

Work must have been created within the Southwest Florida borders, must have been created for an actual consumer and it must have been published between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017. There is also a student competition where aspiring creatives can show off their work.

How to Enter

Pick up physical entry forms at - Accrisoft Corporation, 2001 Siesta Dr., Suite 202, Sarasota, FL 34239 or request them online at

Enter online by visiting -

Learn more about the competition -

Cost of entry in the professional competition is:

AAF Member: $77 single | $117 campaign**

Non-members: $177 single | $227 campaign

**AdFed Suncoast is extending a limited time offer on individual member dues ($125.00 annually) of $97.00 now through December 31, 2017.

Student competition, entry costs are:

$37 single or campaign

About AdFed Suncoast

AdFed Suncoast is a trade association dedicated to the advancement of the art and business of advertising through professional education, legislative efforts, and community service. AdFed Suncoast is a local chapter of the American Advertising Federation’s Fourth District, which consists of nearly 1,500 members in 23 local chapters throughout Florida and the Caribbean.

AdFed Suncoast meets regularly, hosting speakers on various industry topics. Membership is open to anyone in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and Lee counties involved in advertising, media, communications and creative services. Learn more by visiting