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Tucson ADDY Awards® Competition Call for Entries

AAF Tucson has issued the Call for Entries for the 35th Annual Tucson ADDY Awards Competition. This competition recognizes exceptional advertising created in the Tucson metropolitan and Southern Arizona market. The local component of AAF’s American Advertising Awards, the Tucson ADDY Awards honor advertising creative excellence in all media including print, broadcast, interactive, out-of-home and public service advertising, with professional and student categories of competition.

The American Advertising Federation has implemented a restructured list of entry categories this year. These updated categories reflect the kind of new and innovative creative work advertising professionals currently develop, and will give then even more options to enter the competition. Professional and Student Rules & Categories documents are available for download now

The entry deadline is Friday, January 8, 2016 at 4 pm. Physical entries will be accepted between 9am and 4pm at Steven Meckler Photography, located in downtown Tucson at 121 S. 4th Ave. The competition is open to all professionals and students. Members of AAF Tucson & Ad2 Tucson receive discounted entry fees. For details and entry instructions, visit the local ADDY® Awards competition page. Online entry registration and submission are available at this link

A distinguished judging panel of advertising creative executives from markets across the country will gather in Tucson the weekend of January 23, 2016 to select winners from an anticipated 500+ entries. To be eligible for consideration of an ADDY Award®, all work must have been published or aired in the calendar year of 2015.

The 35th Annual Tucson ADDY Awards winners will be honored during a special celebration event on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at The Casino del Sol Resort.  Local Gold and Silver ADDY winners will be eligible to compete in the second level of the three-tiered American Advertising Awards Competition, the AAF District 12 ADDY Awards, which will be hosted in Tucson the weekend of April 9, 2016. District Gold and Silver winners will then be eligible in the ultimate competition, the national American Advertising Awards. National winners will be announced on June 7, 2016 by the American Advertising Federation at their annual national conference, Admerica! At the Disneyland Resort Hotel in Anaheim, California.

New Entry Service Option Now Available

Ad2 Tucson is offering an optional service this year for those entrants who would like additional assistance in submitting their entries. Funds generated through this program will help support Ad2 initiatives including the annual Public Service Campaign and professional development programs. 

Entrants must have completed online registration in advance. This will be verified 24 hours prior to pick up. Ad2 will pick up entries and assist in preparing them for submission into the competition.

Appointments may be arranged for individual or bulk entry pick up between December 1, 2015 and January 1, 2016. Payment for the service will be accepted by cash or check payable to Ad2 Tucson at the time of pick up. Service Fees = $30 for first/individual entry, $15 for each additional entry.

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact Ad2 Coordinator Amanda Schreiber by phone 920-573-9070 or email Ad2Tucson@gmail.com.

Ad2 Tucson Offers New ADDY Awards Entry Service Option

Ad2 Tucson is offering an optional service this year for those entrants who would like additional assistance in submitting their entries. Funds generated through this program will help support Ad2 initiatives including the annual Public Service Campaign and professional development programs. 

Entrants must have completed online registration in advance. This will be verified 24 hours prior to pick up. Ad2 will pick up entries and assist in preparing them for submission into the competition.

Appointments may be arranged for individual or bulk entry pick up between December 1, 2015 and January 1, 2016. Payment for the service will be accepted by cash or check payable to Ad2 Tucson at the time of pick up. Service Fees = $30 for first/individual entry, $15 for each additional entry.

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact Ad2 Coordinator Amanda Schreiber by phone 920-573-9070 or email Ad2Tucson@gmail.com.