American Advertising Awards


    As the monochromatic Winter subsides, Spring arrives to brighten up our surroundings. Buds emerge, blossoming into flowers. Birds migrate and other animals return from hibernation. We begin to see life anew all around. 

    Inspired by Anne Lindbergs installation at CAM, our focus will be on the artwork itself, creating a vibrant and interactive experience. Vivid and engaging, the 2018 American Advertising Awards Gala will showcase the art of advertising with the most creative and beautifully executed integrated campaigns, online experiences and elements of design in the Triangle.

    Simply put - Spring is coming, so let’s celebrate by showing off our creative colors.

    The 2018 Gala will take place on March 8th at CAM in Downtown Raleigh.

    Tickets are now on sale for this year's ADDY Awards gala!


    The American Advertising Awards event is the Triangle's premier competition, creating camaraderie and attracting more than 40,000 entries every year from local ad club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

    Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local Ad Club phase is the first of a three-tier, national competition. At the second tier, local ADDY winners compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District ADDY winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. Entry in the Triangle AdFed competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY!


    The Judges
    Awards credit and associated ADDY assignment will be determined by a panel of highly recognized advertising professionals from agencies across the country. Information on the judges will be released in the weeks ahead.

    Click here to view the professional rules and entry categories for the year's ADDY Awards.