American Advertising Awards

Do The Work. Enter The Show. Win An Addy

In this city, in this industry… nothing is impossible.

This is your call for entries!

The 2023 American Advertising Awards Call for Entries is underway, and we’re challenging all creative agencies and individuals in the area to undertake a daunting task – gather your greatest work, deliver it to our judges before the deadline, and WIN an ADDY!

It won’t be easy. You’ll be up against savvy veterans, highly-decorated agencies, and the brightest up-and-comers our industry has to offer. Even as we speak, rival operatives are assembling their teams, gathering intel, crafting strategies, and prepping their arsenals.

the clock is ticking – enter early and save!

Call For Entries

Entries for the 2022-2023 American Advertising Awards are due by January 2, 2023

Late entries are accepted from January 3, 2023 – January 7, 2023, late fees apply.

Awards Show:  Thursday, February 16, 2023

The next step is to review the Rules & Categories provided by AAF and make your list prior to going to the Entry Portal. Don’t forget about our Local Only categories. Creativity is everything, but rules are rules, right? Just click on the appropriate box below.


MEMBER ENTRY FEE – SINGLE:  $125 per entry (add $25 LATE FEE after 01/02/2023)
NON-MEMBER FEE – SINGLE:  $150 per entry (add $25 LATE FEE after 01/02/2023)
STUDENT ENTRY FEE – SINGLE:  $50 per entry (add $25 LATE FEE after 01/02/2023)


MEMBER ENTRY FEE – CAMPAIGN:  $150 per entry (add $25 LATE FEE after 01/02/2023)
NON-MEMBER FEE – CAMPAIGN:  $175 per entry (add $25 LATE FEE after 01/02/2023)
STUDENT ENTRY FEE – CAMPAIGN:  $50 per entry (add $25 LATE FEE after 01/02/2023)


PLEASE NOTE:  To take advantage of the lower “member rate entry fees” you or your company MUST be a current paid member of AAF-Houston at the time of your entry. If you are not, you will be invoiced and responsible for paying the difference. If you are unsure of your membership status, please e-mail:  Our goal is more members and less non-member fees, so please consider joining and receiving the benefits of membership all year long. We welcome your membership.

Now you are ready!  It’s time to get those entries uploaded.

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.

AAF Silver Medal Award

Silver Metal 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