American Advertising Awards

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2021 Virtual American Advertising Awards Show

POSTPONED ONE WEEK:  Now Thursday, February 25, 6:45 PM 


Due to the winter storm, the Virtual Awards Show has been postponed one week.

Many factors went in to making this decision, not the least of which is the strong possibility that the rolling blackouts may continue throughout the week and we don’t want anyone to miss the show. Additionally, we want our many volunteers to put their families first during this challenging time. Please adjust your calendars accordingly.

NEW DATE:  Thursday, February 25, still 6:45 PM

Stay safe. Stay warm. Stay excited. We promise the show will be worth the wait!

The 2021 Virtual American Advertising Awards Show will recognize the professional and student winners and show the work that was selected as the best of the best by the impressive panel of national judges.

The show will also feature the presentation of the AAF-Houston Silver Medal to Suzie “Z” Jennings and of course the Special Judges Awards and Best of Show Awards. We will leave it up to you who you chose to watch and celebrate with, socially distanced, of course. This will be the only way to find out who won what.

To have your Virtual Viewer Package delivered, purchase your ticket before February 19, 2021.

Celebrating Advertising Excellence

Like the Academy Awards, AAF’s American Advertising Awards celebrates the best of the best in our industry and when you take home an ADDY (just like and OSCAR®) it is something to celebrate.

Our national competition is a three-tier process and it starts here, with our local Houston show. Win a gold ADDY locally and your work moves on to the 10th District competition. Win there and it’s on to the national stage of the American Advertising Awards.

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

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