2018 AAF Miami

American Advertising Awards

The largest creative competition in the world.

Submit Your Work
Deadline to submit entries is January 25 at 7pm. Late deadline is January 31 at 7pm ($25 fee per entry).

Physical entries must be dropped off at Miami Ad School:
571 NW 28th St Miami, FL 33127

If you are unable to drop-off your entries, please email addys@aafmiami.com to make alternate arrangements.

No entries will be accepted after 7pm on January 31. To be eligible for consideration of an American Advertising Award, all work must have been published or aired between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017.

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Categories for Awards
Where the best in the industry gather and win.
Submit your work and mingle with the Miami industry’s best and most brilliant. Join us for the 2018 ADDY awards! Click to learn about AAF ADDY categories or read more about our 2018 Miami categories below. Our fun, local awards are presented and awarded at the ADDYs gala, however stay local in Miami and do not move on to regional or national. The local category is meant to reward and acknowledge the amazing work coming out of Miami on a big stage, all while appreciating the context and relevance of the special city in which the work was created.
Local Categories
Most Miami-est

Our Most Miami-est award is for for the campaign and/or creative that has the most heart and soul of the city of Miami. The work does not need to be municipal or government, but it does need to embody “Miami” style and spirit.

Best Video Under 5K

The title says it all – if you managed to develop and produce an amazing video for under 5K, enter it here to show off your work.

Best Social Campaign Under 1K

Did you own social this year? If you pulled off some amazing results this year on social and paid less than $1,000 to promote it, show us what you got!

The Client Killed It

This award is for the best creative that never saw the light of day, or how it looked before the client ‘ruined’ it. Take this chance to submit your awesome, never-released work.

Best Miami Brand Overall

Do you have a client you want to nominate for best Miami brand? Are you that brand and what to nominate yourself? We’re looking to award the best Miami brand in an overall category, include design, campaigns, media, and bricks and mortar.

Most Amazing Grand Opening Campaign

Easy come, easy go – right? This award is for the agency that made the biggest splash for a launch or grand opening.

Miami Spirit Award

The Miami Spirit Award is meant to reward non-profit work done either pro bono or at significantly below market rates for charitable organizations. Organizations and agencies can both apply for creative work.

Best In-House Creative

Agencies are not allowed as this award is completely for the client! You and your in-house team deserve some recognition for creative work done in-house. Submit for this award to be recognized as Miami’s most creative in-house team.

Miami Vice Award

If you’re a client or an agency with work done for one of the “vice” industries: gambling, alcohol, or tobacco, enter to win the aptly-named Miami Vice Award.

Best Original Logo

In a world with $10 logos available online and when seemingly everything has been done before, the best original logo deserves its own award.

MMA Award (Miami’s Most Awesome)

Work with an amazing team or person? Nominate them for the MMA Award and officially declare how your nominee is Miami’s Most Awesome. Whether they go above and beyond for the client or the community, tell us about your favorite person in Miami and why they’re so great.

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The Judges
AAF Miami has selected national advertising industry leaders to judge this year’s Awards Competition, denoting Miami's national breadth. This year's judges come from a variety of backgrounds and agencies and will be revealed in January.
Entry Fees

Professional (member)

Single Entry: $100
Campaign: $150
Local: $50

Professional (non-member)

Single Entry: $175
Campaign: $225
Local: $50


Single Entry $45
Campaign: $55
Local: $50