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(206) 249-9909

AAF Seattle is the Western Washington chapter of the American Advertising Federation, serving Seattle's creative community through events, education and advocacy.


The American Advertising Awards

Our local competition recognizes the area’s best of the best - and it’s a pretty great party, too. The winners of these prestigious trophies go on to compete regionally, and the best then vie in the national competition.
So yeah, an ADDY is kind of a big deal.

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Powerhouse local brands have always used Seattle advertising shops to build character and set a vibe that only the PNW can deliver, from launching Alaska Airlines to putting Seattle on the world’s map at the World’s Fair. It’s time we return to those roots.

We kick off the 2018 American Advertising Awards season acknowledging the greats that came before us, aiming to honor their tradition. We submit our best work from the past year, vying to become one of the greats.

We will dress up. We will drink up. We will honor our profession. We’ll reward the best work and whisper about the worst.


Entering is easier than ever but sometimes you wonder about that one thing.

We answer your top questions in our new ADDY FAQ.

Call for Entries for 2018 American Advertising Awards Seattle

The 2018 season is open!

Find out if you'll be included among the greats of Seattle's past by entering here:

Professional entries

Student entries

Entries are due by 5 p.m. January 26th, 2018

Some entries can be submitted online.

Please deliver physical entries to:

The School of Visual Concepts
2300 7th Ave B, Seattle, WA 98121

2018 Gala Announced!

The 2018 American Advertising Awards Seattle will be held March 29th at a great new location: Motif!


2017 Season

National Winners Announced!

Seattle represented well at the national level of the 2017 American Advertising Awards, held June 10th in New Orleans. Details here.

District Winners Announced!

Judges convened in Seattle on April 1st to decide on winners for the 2017 District XI competition. Details here.

The 2017 American Advertising Awards Seattle Are Over

The big gala was March 16th at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront.

The Winners

Congratulations to the all the winners!
Special applause for Cynthia Hartwig, this year's AAF Silver Medal Award winner.

The complete Seattle winners list with both professionals and students is available in PDF format, sorted by winner's name.

Fill up that trophy case, you show-off! Contact us to order extra ADDY trophies.

The Book

The show book, designed by Isaac LeFever, is available in for download in PDF format.
We also have some extra hard copies. Contact us to order one or arrange a pickup.

The Social

Even though our underground location had little to no internet availability (%^&$@^!) we still had plenty of social sharing using #SeattleADDYs and #SeattleADDYWinner.

See our all our pics from the evening—and be sure to tag yourselves—on Facebook.

The Society

The noble, the strange. This year's theme transformed the familiar into the abstract, with a notion of civility, an eye for the celestial, and a parlance of wit.

The Society represents our city’s top creative minds. Those adroit renegades who catch out mediocrity and drive it from this gritty metropolis entirely. Who dare to think bold. Be badass. Cloaked in secrecy, with a penchant for deviousness, we The Society are here. Behind every striking idea. Quiet as a raindrop on Jupiter. Fighting the fight for sublime creativity.

The Sponsors

Big time things only happen with the help of big time friends. We're grateful for these companies who helped make this evening possible.