35th Annual Tucson ADDY Awards® Competition Call for Entries Coming With New Entry Categories / 09/18/2015 12:17 pm

Casino RoyaleAAF Tucson will soon be issuing a 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. Rules and Categories documents are available for download now.

The entry deadline will be Friday, January 8, 2016 with physical entries 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.

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.


American Advertising Federation Tucson and Ad2 Tucson are comprised of more than 300 local advertising professional members. These non-profit trade associations work to enhance the professional development of club members and recognition for the advertising industry while raising funds to support advertising education initiatives and the local community. Both groups are local affiliates of the American Advertising Federation, a national organization that represents all aspects of the advertising industry.  For information on upcoming events or on joining one of these groups, visit  For a complete list of the 2015 AAF National ADDY® Awards winners, visit  

The American Advertising Federation is the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association, and the only association representing all facets of the advertising industry: advertisers, agencies, media and suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AAF acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." Its membership includes corporate members comprising some of the nation’s leading advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies; a national network of more than 170 local federations, representing 40,000 advertising professionals, located in ad communities across the country; and more than 200 AAF college chapters, with over 6,500 student members.