The time has come to reward those who’ve willed excellence into existence. We can’t wait to celebrate in person this year, and in true advertising fashion, we’ve spared no expense to overthink ways we can deliver.

A new year calls for a new award show. This one will be one you’ve never experienced before. So, start entering your work, and stake your claim in the annals of advertising glory.

Categories & Rules
Categories & Rules
Why Enter?

First of all, why come out this year with nothing to show for it?

Second, the American Advertising Awards are the largest advertising awards program in the United States. Entry begins with your local AAF Dallas chapter. Renowned judges from around the nation will judge the local competition which will determine who will receive the honor of Gold, Silver, and Bronze ADDY Awards.

Only the best work will then move on to the district level, then national level for the opportunity to elevate your agency as one of the best in the industry.

Lastly, this competition helps AAF Dallas keep our doors open all year round and continue the important work we do to improve and unify our local industry.

Deadlines & Fees

Regular Deadline is January 7, 2022
Non-Member fee per Entry — $200
Member Fee per Entry — $170
Corporate Member per Entry — $140*
Student Fee per Entry — $50
*Ask for your corporate member coupon code

Late Deadline is January 14, 2022
Non-Member Late Fee per Entry — $50
Member Late Fee per Entry — $30

Late Deadline for Corporate Members* is January 18, 2022
Corporate Member Late Fee per Entry — $30
*Not sure if you’re a corporate member? Email

Late Deadline for Student is January 18, 2022
Student Late Fee per Entry — $15

No Physical Entry Drop-Off 

The judging of the 2022 American Advertising Awards will be all-virtual, meaning NO PHYSICAL ENTRIES will be required. Please note that this will mean you need to photograph entries so judges can see the intricacy of your work virtually. If you feel your work must absolutely be submitted physically, we can make arrangements with you so the judges can see it safely. Reach out to with any questions.

Local Only Categories

L1: The Dallas Foodie
The best of food/restaurant category advertising in Dallas. This can be in any media format.

L2: Corporate Creative
The CC award is for the best of advertising created in-house in Dallas. This can be in any media format.

L3: The Dallas Holly
The best of holiday-specific advertising created in Dallas. This can be in any media format.

L4: The Extreme Makeover Award
The best of rebranding created in Dallas. This can be in any media format.

L5: The Brand Activist Award
The best of CSR advertising created in Dallas. This can be in any media format.

L6: The Graveyard
The best of ideas that the client didn’t buy created in Dallas. This can be in any media format.

The Suits Awards

AAF Dallas is excited to present the 2022 Suits Awards, selecting and honoring ambassadors of creative work who, in the past, have gone unrecognized during the Creative Awards Season.

They put in the work behind the great work in the advertising industry. These unsung heroes and heroines have toiled behind the scenes. We think it’s time we recognize those who support great creative.

If you know a professional who deserves to be recognized for the contributions they are making in the advertising and marketing industry in Dallas, nominate them today! Finalists for each category will be celebrated at the award show on February, 23rd 2022.

Event Details

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N. Field Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Check in: 7pm

If you have any questions about this year’s event, email us at

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors last year who helps us keep our doors open this year. Seriously, we could not have done the work we’ve been doing without you. We will need your help again this year!

Do you want to support this program? Show your love for the work by supporting the 2022 American Advertising Award season in Dallas. Underwrite the 2022 season by emailing us at



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