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 6:00 pm | Ceremony 7:00 pm

Since 1958, AAF-Birmingham has celebrated the exceptional creative produced by Birmingham’s exceptional advertising community. And this year’s 60th-anniversary celebration holds even more significance, recognizing not only this year’s work but the long history of excellence from Birmingham ad agencies.


We invite you to be a part of this special celebration, entering the competition and joining us in the awarding of our coveted I-beam trophy, honoring our creative, our creatives, and the legacy of creativity in our community.


Enter the 2018 ADDY Awards


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

110 12th St. N., Suite 100 | Birmingham, AL 35203

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. Additional Best of Show trophies are available for $100 each for professionals and $65 each for students.


AAF-Birmingham thanks our generous sponsors.

Best Of




Judges Weekend

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David Barry

American Advertising Awards CO-VP

Halley Smith

American Advertising Awards CO-VP

Dawn Taylor

AAF-Birmingham Executive Director