American Advertising Awards

The Mission:

Assemble your team, collect available intel, craft a strategy, gather your greatest work,

deliver it to our judges before the deadline, and WIN an ADDY!

More than 380 entries were received from 50 different agencies and individuals. Savvy veterans, highly-decorated agencies, and the brightest up-and-comers our industry has to offer faced off in the ultimate creative competition. The entries were collected, and our panel of esteemed judges tabulated their results. Finally, we gathered to find out whether all of the creativity and talent, hard work, late nights, blood, cocktails and tears would yield the ultimate award.

Mission: Accomplished!

Congratulations to everyone who entered, and all of the winners of the of the 2023 American Advertising Awards. Explore the links below to see a full list of the winners, the program and photos of the evening’s events, and even hear from the judges on their process.


The Program

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Winners List

View Winners List

The Judges Podcast

Play Podcast

AAF Silver Medal Award

Silver Medal Award 2023

The Silver Medal Award, first granted locally in 1962, is part of the American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal program and recognizes men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern.

AAF Houston is proud to announce Eddie Martiny, Region President for iHeartMedia/Houston, as our 2023 Silver Medal Recipient.

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What our members say
about AAF-Houston

  • Winning a Gold ADDY at the American Advertising Awards was indeed one of the highest achievements my work has received. Knowing that it competed against some incredible photography locally, at the district level and then nationally, made it even more special. I was proud to help bring attention to Houston’s diverse creative community.

    Michael Hart
    Hart Photo
    National ADDY Winner