American Advertising Awards Rules & Categories

American Advertising Awards
The 2016/2017 Tucson ADDY Awards®


Download a copy of the 2017 ADDY Awards Duplicate Trophy Order Form here

AAF Tucson PROFESSIONAL Rules & Categories

AAF Tucson STUDENT Rules & Categories


 entries submitted in the competition will be on display in our Creative Showcase Gallery for a celebration of advertising at the 2017 ADDY Awards gala event on March 11, 2017 at Casino Del Sol! Be sure to submit TWO copies of each entry and one 4 x 6" printed copy of your company or school logo so your work can be displayed! 


Mark your calendar now for the 36th Annual Tucson ADDY Awards, 
“Luck Be an ADDY Tonight” 
on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Casino Del Sol Resort


Our local entry deadline is Wednesday
, January 11, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.


Register each of your entries online. Then prepare your physical entries in the manner outlined in the Rules & Categories guide.  Be sure to deliver your completed entries before the deadline.  You must include a printed and signed copy of your manifest listing all entries and showing entry fees have been paid

The drop off location is Steven Meckler Photography at 121 S. 4th Avenue. For a location map and driving directions, please visit

Since you must enter your local competition to be eligible for the District competition, it is important that you do not miss the deadline. 

ADDY committee volunteers will be available to receive delivery of entries from 9 am to 4 pm on the deadline date. 

Please call 792-2467 for a drop-off appointment if you are delivering entries prior to this date.

Entries cannot be accepted after the entry deadline.  


All work entered in the ADDY® competition must have first appeared in the media between January 1 and December 31, 2016. With the exceptions of Public Service Advertising, Advertising for the Arts, and Advertising Industry Self Promotion categories, work entered must have been the result of paid creative services and media placement in the normal course of business (excluding student entries). Entries must be submitted in the CBSA, DMA or MSA of the entrant (as defined by Arbitron or Nielsen for your local market). In the event that there are entrants located in markets not served by a local ADDY® affiliated show, the acceptance, processing, judging, forwarding and fees of those entries will be decided by the governing body of the District in which the entrant is located. For Student eligibility requirements refer to the Student Rules & Guidelines document.


  • Member Single Entry, $75.00 each
  • Member Campaign Entry, $99.00 each
  • Non-Member Single Entry, $99.00 each
  • Non-Member Campaign Entry, $125.00 each
  • Student Entry, $40.00 each
  • Student Campaign Entry, $60.00

Entry fees should be paid online by credit card via the American Advertising Awards entry site, or by check mailed for receipt prior to the entry deadline date to AAF Tucson ADDY Awards at P.O. Box 90167, Tucson, AZ 85752.  DO NOT wait to submit payment with physical entries(Check payments will be applied to the appropriate online entrant account so you can then print and deliver a manifest with your entries showing a zero balance due.)

All local Gold and Silver winning entries will be automatically forwarded to the District level competition without an additional entry fee. (Gold & Silver winners of the District Competition will be eligible to compete at the national level. Gold winners will be automatically forwarded and Silver winners will be notified by AAF of their eligibility to compete.)

Since there a substantial savings in entry fees for AAF members, you should consider joining your local association. Benefits of membership include: personal and professional development through regular programs; networking opportunities; a voice in legislative issues; and member discounts on business related services.  For local membership information, refer to our membership page.


  • Meet all eligibility and deadline requirements.
  • Be entered in the correct category and be correctly identified.
  • Include a complete and signed entry form.
  • Conform to defined submission requirements.
  • Conform to all copyright laws.

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