6 Feet Away                            From Glory
6 Feet Away From Glory

The time has come to reward those who’ve willed excellence into existence, in spite of what will go down as the strangest year ever. In true advertising fashion, we’ve spared no expense to overthink ways in which we can deliver the absolute #SafestADDYSEver.

A unique year calls for a unique award show. And this one will be one you’ve never experienced before. So wash your hands, start entering your work, and stake your claim in the annals of advertising glory.

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Why Enter?

First of all, why come out this year with nothing to show for it?

Second, the American Advertising Awards are the largest advertising awards program in the United States. Entry begins with your local AAF Dallas chapter. Renowned judges from around the nation will judge the local competition 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 level, then national level for the opportunity to elevate your agency as one of the best in the industry.

Lastly, this competition helps AAF Dallas keep our doors open all year round and continue the important work we do to improve and unify our local industry.

Deadlines & Fees

Regular Deadline is January 8, 2021
Non-Member fee per Entry — $200
Member Fee per Entry — $160*
Corporate Member per Entry — $140**
Student Fee per Entry — $50
*All members will receive a COVID relief coupon this year
**Ask for your corporate member coupon code

Late Deadline is January 13, 2021
Non-Member Late Fee per Entry — $50
Member Late Fee per Entry — $30

Late Deadline for Corporate Members* is January 22, 2021
Corporate Member Late Fee per Entry — $30
*Not sure if you’re a corporate member? Email allison@aafdallas.org

Late Deadline for Student is January 22, 2021
Student Late Fee per Entry — $15

No Physical Entry Drop-Off This Year

As the Safest ADDYs Ever, the judging of the 2021 American Advertising Awards will be all-virtual, meaning NO PHYSICAL ENTRIES will be required (for this year only). Please note that this will mean you need to photograph entries so judges can see the intricacy of your work virtually. If you feel your work must absolutely be submitted physically, we can make arrangements with you so the judges can see it safely. Reach out to allison@aafdallas.org with any questions.

First sanitize, then dominate
Local Only Categories

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.

The Suits Awards

AAF Dallas is excited to present the 2021 Suits Awards, selecting and honoring ambassadors of creative work who, in the past, have gone unrecognized during the Creative Awards Season.

They put in the work behind the great work in the advertising industry. These unsung heroes and heroines have toiled behind the scenes. We think it’s time we recognize those who support great creative.

If you know a professional who deserves to be recognized for the contributions they are making in the advertising and marketing industry in Dallas, nominate them today! Finalists for each category will be notified sometime after the week of January 22th, 2021.

SUIT AWARD RECIPIENTS

CLIENT OF THE YEAR

Jenni Pustinger, CEO at OrganiCare

AGENCY LEADER OF THE YEAR

Kimberly Tyner, Chief Creative Officer at Spire Agency

MOSAIC CHAMPION

Kevin Green, VP, Group Creative Director at RAPP

AGENCY MEDIA STRATEGIST/PLANNER OF THE YEAR

Carson Tanoury, Media Planner at The Richards Group

MEDIA SALES REP OF THE YEAR

John Lods, CEO at Arm Candy

AGENCY ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Michael Nortman, Plot Twist Creativity

CREATIVE PRODUCTION PARTNER OF THE YEAR

Andy Younker, Producer at LERMA

AGENCY SUPPORT OF THE YEAR

Macey Thompson, Production Coordinator at The Marketing Arm

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

Dr. Mark Allen, Professor at Temerlin Advertising Institute

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Tatiana Chamorro, Partner at HITE Digital

2021 Information: We will do our best to keep some aspects of the American Advertising Awards the same this year, but due to COVID-19 we will be implementing some inevitable changes. We will not be hosting an in-person event for the 2021 American Advertising Awards Gala; we will be hosting an experience on March 11, 2021. It is going to be dope.

If you have any questions about this year’s event, email Allison Farris at allison@aafdallas.org

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors last year who helps us keep our doors open this year. Seriously, we could not have done the work we’ve been doing without you. We will need your help again this year!

Do you want to support this program? Show your love for the work by supporting the 2021 American Advertising Award season in Dallas. Underwrite the 2021 season by emailing Allison Farris at Allison@aafdallas.org

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