Come close to the crystal ball. Gaze deeply into the mystic with us.

It begins now. We see, the American Advertising Award submissions, they are open.

You’re faced with a decision, right now. Don’t worry. Your work is worthy.

We see the American Advertising Awards Pittsburgh. It’s the first of a three-tier, national competition. The first step toward winning a national ADDY Award.

Can you feel that? Exciting, isn’t it? 
Let’s continue.
We see rules, floating around the entries process.

A voice calls out:
“You must register as a student or professional, and member or non-member for the Pittsburgh competition.” We see a link, here.

And another, for Professional Rules and Categories Info, here.
And a last one, with Student Rules and Category Info, here.

We see that…you will pay a terrible price.
Wait, nope, a new vision emerges. That last vision was totally wrong.

We’re seeing super reasonable Member and Non-Member rates. With huge discounts for members. Don’t resist the urge, Join here. It is your fate.

Now…we see numbers. Dates and times. They seem very significant.
Online System Opens November 16, 2020
Early Entries Due December 11, 2020, 5:00pm
On time Entries Due December 31, 2020, 5:00pm
Late Entries Due January 15, 2021, 5:00pm

There’s a black cloud here now. Some very serious news.

That is the end of your reading. There is only one thing left to do. 
Submit and face your future.

Wait, wait. Now we see even smaller print with more details.


New category for 2020-2021 - Political Advertising 110-118
Enter last years category videos in local award only category 66A

In some categories, entrants are allowed and/or required to upload additional digital examples of an entry. This is intended to provide more appropriate content for the judges, should a virtual judging solution be necessary. For most categories, there has been no change from prior competition years.

Please carefully follow all online submission guidelines provided within the entry system, in order to ensure that your work is properly represented during all three tiers of the American Advertising Awards competition.


May 2020
Thank you to everyone who watched and participated in our show.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

In response to the escalating Coronavirus situation, the American Advertising Pittsburgh has postponed our annual ADDY gala scheduled for Friday.

We look forward to recognizing the area’s outstanding creative achievements at a future date to be determined.  All tickets will be honored.

Our thanks go out to The Wintergarden at PPG Place for their flexibility, and to our sponsors who make this event possible:




Thank you for your understanding, and we will be keeping all our members updated as the situation sorts itself out.


Gordon Robertson President, AAF Pittsburgh



Please show love to our friends who worked on this year’s concept and creative:

Relive Past Years:

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 ADDY Winners.

Check out our 2018-2019 ADDY Program

Want to see the shows category videos, watch them here.

2017-2018 American Advertising Awards Winners Book

2016-2017  Winners Book

2015-2016 Addy Book

2014-2015 Addy book

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local 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 winners compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District ADDY winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the ADDY Awards.

Entering the American Advertising Awards supports the entire advertising industry because the AAF and it’s local and district affiliates use the proceeds to enhance advertising through programs such as public service, internships, advocacy groups, advertising education, and consumer awareness.