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RULES & CATEGORIES


PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES [download pdf]
STUDENT CATEGORIES [download pdf]

ENTRY DEADLINE


The AAF Savannah competition opens on Sunday, December 14 and closes on
Friday, January 16 at 4:00pm

Entries must be delivered to WTOC-TV by 4:30 pm on Friday, January 16.

ENTRY FEES


PROFESSIONAL ————————-STUDENT
Single Entry——-$85——————Single Entry——-$30
Campaign—-.—–$100—————-Campaign—-.—–$45

Checks must accompany entries at time of drop off.
Make checks payable to: AAF Savannah

ENTRY DROP-OFF


WTOC-TV  |  1511 Chatham Center Drive

WTOC-TV is located off I-16 at exit 162 off Chatham Parkway in the business park directly across from Chatham Parkway Toyota.

If you would like to deliver or mail your entries earlier, please call Barbara Scott at WTOC-TV at 912-238-8360 (office) or 912-675-1187 (cell) to make arrangements. Since you must enter your local American Advertising Awards competition to be eligible for district competition, it is important you do not miss this deadline. Drop off entries anytime from January 12 – 16, from 8:30am – 4:30pm. Attn: Barbara Scott at the WTOC-TV front desk.


ENTRY ELIGBILITY


All work entered in the ADDY competition must have first appeared in the media between January 1 and December 31, 2014. With the exceptions of Public Service Advertising, Advertising for the Arts, and Advertising Industry Self Promotion categories, work entered must have been the result of paid creative services and media placement in the normal course of business (excluding student entries). Entries must be submitted in the CBSA, DMA or MSA where the work was created (as defined by Arbitron or Nielsen for your local market).

 

ALL ENTRIES MUST:


  •  Meet all eligibility and deadline requirements.
  • Be entered in the correct category and be correctly identified.
  • Include a completed and signed invoice/manifest form.
  • Conform to defined submission requirements.
  • Conform to all copyright laws.

INVOICE / MANIFEST FORM


After filling out the entry forms, you will be required to sign an Invoice/Manifest Form, listing all of your entries. This form states that by signing below you:

  1. Verify that the above information is accurate.
  2. Acknowledge that proper rights were obtained for use of any elements of the entry that were not original.
  3. Agree to submit documentation deemed necessary for review.
  4. Release the entry for Internet, broadcast and/or print (allow reuse of material).
  5. Verify that the entry was created within the local MSA of the competition.

QUESTIONS / CONTACT


If you have questions, please contact Barbara Scott
bscott@wtoc.com  |  912-238-8360 (office)  |  912-675-1187 (cell)

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ABOUT THE COMPETITION


The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition 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. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY Awards – recognition as the very best in their markets. 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 your local Ad Club competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY.

Entering the American Advertising Awards supports the entire advertising industry, because the AAF and its local and district affiliates use the proceeds to enhance advertising through programs such as public service, internships, advocacy groups, advertising education, and consumer awareness.

Selection of the most creative entry in each category is affected by a scoring process in which a panel of judges evaluates all creative dimensions of every entry. A GOLD ADDY is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and is judged to be superior to all other entries in the category. Entries that are also considered outstanding and worthy of recognition receive a SILVER ADDY. The number of awards given in each category is determined by the judges, based on the relative quality of work in that category.

Copyright infringement and/or plagiarism (be it intentional or unintentional) will result in the disqualification and, if applicable, removal of awards from any entry deemed in violation. All entry fees will be forfeited.