American Advertising Awards

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2021 Virtual Awards Show – February 18th

Details and ticket information coming soon

Save the date. This will be the only way to find out what you won.

Share your ADFIRMATIONS with us.

What do you tell yourself when you need to reach that inner creative genius?

What is your agency’s mantra to keep the team focused (especially when working remotely)

How do you find the strength to rise above the revisions?

Use your video camera or smartphone and give us your 10-15 second ADFIRMATION. What do you do to turn lemons in to lemonade?  Or better yet, a lemon drop martini.  You’ve got a story, let us hear what you have to say.

  1. Select full HD (if it’a an option) and record in landscape, wide mode (same as your TV), not portrait, vertical.
  2. Look directly into the camera, from an arms length away
  3. Pick the right spot for good lighting and clean audio
  4. Before you start, take 4 minutes to view this superb Self-Recording Video Tutorial to get great results.

Please submit your ADFIRMATION before February 9th to

Our Virtual Awards Show will be on February 18th and you just may see your ADFIRMATION as part of the celebration or social media. Or both. 

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