The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition that recognizes the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.
Conducted annually by the AAF, the local tier is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, across the country, local entrants vie to receive an ADDY Award—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 competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY.
Student and Professional entries are now being accepted. Due to the ongoing concerns about COVID-19, all submissions will be entered and judged entirely online.
See last year's professional winners in the 2020 AAF Nashville American Advertising Awards winner's book.
The Silver Medal Award was established in 1959 to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry's standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. Nominations for the award come from members of AAFN and the winner is selected by a committee of past Silver Medal winners.
The Mosaic Awards recognize companies and agencies whose commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident through their creative work and organization-wide initiatives. Nashville Mosaic winners are selected from the pool of entries submitted in the American Advertising Awards that best represent diversity and inclusion.
The AAFN Legacy Award honors the “brands that build Nashville.” The award has been presented annually since 2015 and it’s our way of paying homage to the companies that have “grown up” with Music City.