Locally Grown


Although our creative is seen across the country and oftentimes across the globe, it's all locally grown right here in Dallas. As exporters of creativity, we plant fresh ideas, nurture them until they bloom and ship them out for the rest of the world to enjoy!


The American Advertising Awards are the largest advertising awards program in the United States that celebrates creativity and excellence in advertising. Entry into the American Advertising Awards begins with your local AAF chapter like AAF Dallas. A jury of advertising peers from around the nation will judge the local competion which will determine who will receive the honor of Gold, Silver and Bronze ADDY Awards. Only the best work will then move on to the district then national level for the opportunity to elevate your agency as one of the best in the industry.

AAF Dallas Locally grown


How to Enter Video Enter the 2019 American Advertising Awards
Official 2019 American Advertising Awards Rules Official 2019 American Advertising Awards Rules for Students

Please read the official rules and please note: There has been an update in the rules for any physical entries you enter. Be advised that it must fit in the provided plastic bag and include this year's edition of the ADDYs poster. You can obtain both the clear plastic bag and poster for each of your entries at StudioTribe (1210 E Levee St, Dallas, TX 75207) or please contact Allison Farris at to arrange pick up elsewhere.

Additionally, printed materials CANNOT be mounted and their size CANNOT exceed 13x19". Failure to adhere to these guidlines may result in entry disqualification. For more information about entering the Dallas American Advertising Awards please see our new guidelines poster where these guidelines are clearly defined.


L1: The Dallas Foodie - The best of food/restaurant category advertising in Dallas. This can be in any media format.
L2: Corporate Creative - The CC award is for the best of advertising created in-house in Dallas. This can be in any media format. 
L3:The Dallas Holly - The best of holiday-specific advertising created in Dallas.   This can be in any media format.
L4: The Extreme Makeover Award - The best of rebranding created in Dallas.  This can be in any media format. 
L5: The Brand Activist Award - The best of CSR advertising created in Dallas.  This can be in any media format.
L6: The Graveyard - The best of ideas that the client didn't buy created in Dallas.  This can be in any media format.

2019 ADDYS Poster - Instructions

AAF Dallas American advertising Awards Deadlines & Fees

Regular Deadline is January 11, 2019
Non-Member Fee per Entry - $200
Member Fee per Entry - $170
Corporate Member per Entry - $155
Student Fee per Entry - $50

Late Deadline is January 16, 2019
Non-Member Late Fee per Entry - +$50
Corporate Member and Member Late Fee per Entry - +$30
Student Late Fee per Entry - +$15 (accepting student entries through January 25 for students only) 

Entry drop off information

*Please note: that you do not need to drop off any physical entries for work in: ALL Online/Interactive categories (#37-47 and 75), ALL Film, Video & Sound categories (#48-71), and SELECT Elements of Advertising Categories. Even if you enter exclusively in the digital categories, you must still submit a signed manifest at the drop off location.

Drop Off Location:
1210 E Levee St, Dallas, TX 75207

Drop off Dates:
Regular Deadline Entries: January 2-11, 2019 9 - 5 pm
Late Deadline Entries: January  14-16, 2019 9 - 5 pm 


March 7 at 6:30 pm AT THE BOMB FACTORY

For more information about table reservations or underwriting this event please reach out to allison farris at



Thank you to all who have generously helped us continue this award program for 57 years now!  Please reach out to Allison Farris at if you would like to sponsor the American Advertising Awards Season or Gala.

Bronze Sponsor: Temerlin Advertising Institute

Temerlin Advertising Institute

Program Sponsor: Blanks

Blanks, Long Time AAF Dallas Program Sponsor

Creative Partners: Richards/Lerma & Equilateral Films

Richards/Lerma AAF Dallas ADDY Creative Partner

equilateral films