The 60th Annual AAF – Birmingham

American Advertising Awards

The Event

Honoring Creative Greatness In Birmingham’s Advertising Industry

The 2018 American Advertising Awards

February 16, 2018

Events at Haven | 2515 6th Avenue South | Birmingham, AL 35233

Cocktails 7:00 pm | Ceremony 8:00 pm

The American Advertising Awards recognize the brilliant creative, and brilliant creatives, that set Birmingham’s advertising community apart. Since 1958, Birmingham ad agencies have come together to compete for creative honors and then celebrate those who have shown themselves to be exceptional. We invite our colleagues to participate in the competition and the awarding of our coveted I-beam trophy – a tribute to the Magic City and a symbol of creative achievement.


AAF-Birmingham is now accepting entries for the 2018 ADDYs. Start your entry now at the AAF American Advertising Awards entry portal.


Deadline: January 12,  2018 @ midnight

Entry Deadline: January 12, 2018@ midnight

AAF members: $75/single entry   |   $85/campaign

Non-members: $100/single entry   |   $110/campaign

Students: $30 / single entry   |   $40/campaign

Entry drop-off: January 13, 2018 @ Uptick Marketing   |   8am-1pm

Download the official American Advertising Awards Entry Rules and Categories.




5th Graders’ Guide to Entering the Addys

The Award

The only one of its kind in the AAF, Birmingham’s signature I-beam trophy recalls the city’s industrial history while honoring the strength and originality of our local advertising agencies and creative professionals. Additional I-beams are available at a cost of $75 each for professionals and $45 each for students.






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David Barry

American Advertising Awards CO-VP

Halley Smith

American Advertising Awards CO-VP

Dawn Taylor

AAF-Birmingham Executive Director