The American Advertising Awards

The American Advertising Awards

Advertising comes in all colors, shapes, & sizes
Buy your tickets for the 2019 American Advertising Awards Gala here.

Join us in celebrating creative excellence during the 2019 Addy Awards & Silver Medalist Award Gala Friday, February 22 at 5:30pm at the Dahl Arts Center with host Jason Salamun, Black Hills Federal Credit Union.

See who wins the coveted Gold and Silver ADDY awards for their amazing work in design, marketing, videography, photography and much more! Also help us recognize the 2019 Silver Medal Recipient, Marnie Herrmann, Security First Bank.

Arrive early for cocktails and live music at 5:30 with local musician Joel Guptill, and have your caricature done by local artist Caricatures by Alyssa.

What are the American Advertising Awards?

Well, we are glad you asked.

The American Advertising Federation (AAF)’s American Advertising Awards is one of the industry’s largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through local club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in advertising.

The AAF-Black Hills—your local chapter—American Advertising Awards competition is the first of a three-tiered national competition conducted annually by the AAF alongside 200+ other clubs around the country. Entires that receive the coveted Gold ADDY for being recognized as the highest level of creative excellence are automatically forwarded onto the next tier of the competition. Other entires deserving of recognition for their outstanding level of excellence are awarded a Silver ADDY.

Entry into the American Advertising Awards supports our entire industry, the AAF and its local and district memberships use the proceeds to enhance advertising through programs such as internships, advocacy groups and advertising education.

Past Winners

There are some pretty outstanding creatives in the Black Hills area who now have a little extra street cred to add to their name. Check out the past winners below!

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