The 28th Amendment to the Constitution of the United
States has been ratified.
SECTION 1.

After 80 days from the ratification of this article, the manufacture, sale, possession or transportation of advertising materials within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all the territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for persuasive purposes is hereby prohibited.

 

How to Comply
Submission Protocols
Register
DEADLINES FOR SUBMITTING ALL ADVERTISING MATERIALS:

EARLY

COMPLIANCE:

12/5/14

TIME:

1-5 PM

FINAL

DEADLINE:

1/9/14

TIME:

1-7 PM

How to Comply
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How to enter the American Advertising Awards®:

Even if you have entered many times in the past, please read the instructions. The software has changed, and so have many of the entry instructions.

 

NOTE: Use a separate envelope for EACH ENTRY.

 

  • Click here to register.
  • Complete the entrant information.
  • Complete the information for each entry.
  • Print out two copies of each entry form and insert them into the envelope as directed below.
  • Print out one copy of your manifest (also called your invoice) and sign it.
  • Package your entries as directed below.
  • Prepare or make your payment (cash/checks accepted when you bring your entries. Discover, MasterCard, VISA and AMEX accepted online). Make sure your membership is current to get best pricing.
  • Bring your entries, packaged according to directions below, along with your manifest/invoice and your payment to Four Color Press (2904 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107, Phone 817.336.4300) on one of the following dates:
First Entry Deadline
(reduced fees):
Friday, December 5, 2014; 1 - 5 pm Final Entry Deadline
(regular fees)
Friday, January 9, 2015; 1 - 7 pm
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Submission Protocol:
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PROFESSIONAL RULES & GUIDELINES
STUDENT RULES & GUIDELINES
Protocol for Submission of Print Materials:

(or any entries that can be represented by a still graphic)
Use one of the plastic envelopes provided for each entry.
After you print out two copies of your entry form, cut off the entry labels (these usually print at the bottom of the form).
This poster insert should remain in the envelope with an entry label affixed to the top right of this poster where indicated. Put two copies of your entry, with an entry label affixed to the back of each, into the envelope.(Do NOT attach the entire entry form to your entry.) Enclose two copies of the entry form, behind the entry.
Be sure you upload a JPG or PDF of your entry when you complete the entry form online. (These JPG or PDF files will be used only for the winners’ book and the winners’ presentation. Entries will not be judged from these files.)
If your entry is a logo or in another “Elements of Advertising” category, be sure you show it as a stand-alone logo, but also include in your envelope one or two examples of it in use (letterhead, business cards, tear sheet from an ad, screen shot from a web site or similar).
If your entry is in the Elements of Advertising/ digitally enhanced photography category, be sure to show both before and after images.
If your entry is a campaign, see instructions for campaign entries. Also check below to see if your entry fits campaign criteria. Protocol for Submission of Large or Bulky Materials:

Affix the entry number to the bottom of the piece.
Select an appropriately sized box or other container to hold the entry.
Package the entry appropriately (remember that if it wins, it will be shipped to district in this packaging, and to national as well, so it should be well protected and relatively easy to access).
Secure the entry number label to the poster inside the plastic envelope.
Secure another entry number label to the upper right corner of the top of the box or container. Include one copy of the entry form inside the box/container and place the other inside the plastic envelope.
Place a description of the package inside plastic envelope, (i.e., 36" long white tube, approximately 6 inches in diameter) so it can be found easily during judging. In addition, if a picture or small printout of the entry is available, please insert this in the envelope as well. Be sure to include a JPG or PDF of these entries online.
Protocol for Submission 
of Broadcast, Audio/ Visual or Computer Presentation Materials:

Use one of the plastic envelopes provided for each entry.
The poster insert should remain in the envelope with an entry label affixed at the top right corner where indicated. Insert two copies of the entry form into the plastic envelope.
Enclose two copies of the entry form behind the screenshot printouts.
You do not need to submit DVDs, CDs or any other medium this year. Upload your files directly into the entry software as directed. (The only things in the envelope will be this poster with a label affixed and two copies of the entry form.)
If your entry is a campaign, see instructions for campaign entries. Also check to see if your entry fits campaign criteria. Protocol for Submission of Interactive Materials:

Use one of the plastic envelopes provided for each entry. The poster insert should remain in the envelope with an entry label affixed where indicated at the top right. Insert two copies of a printout showing representative screenshots of the entry with an entry label affixed to the back of each. Do NOT attach the entire entry form to these screen shots. Enclose two copies of the entry form behind the screenshot printouts. Include two CDs or DVDs with the entry on them (these will be used only if Internet access is, for some reason, unavailable). If your entry is a website that is database driven or cannot be represented on a CD, please note. Make sure the link you supply in the software makes it easy for the judges to tell what needs to be judged. Many a great entry has been passed over by the judges because they weren’t sure what to judge. This is particularly true when there are several things on a page and you include just a link to that page. If there are other things on the page, it would help to include a description such as, “Click on the video window at the bottom right of the screen to see the entry.”
Be sure you upload a JPG of the screenshots to the software.

If your entry is a campaign, see instructions for campaign entries. 
Also check to see if your entry fits campaign criteria.
Campaign entry notes and packaging instructions:

A SINGLE MEDIUM campaign consists of no less than two and no more than four total pieces. Each piece should have a label with the entry number and notation "1 of 3," "2 of 3," etc.
A MIXED/MULTIPLE MEDIA campaign has two or more executions spread over two or more media. There must be a minimum of two media used, but no more than six. There cannot be more than four pieces per medium or more than nine total pieces in the entry.
If your entry is a campaign or multi-part entry, you should write on the entry label (affixed to the back of each piece), indicating that it is X of Y pieces in that campaign for example, "3 of 8" - which would indicate that this is the third piece of an 8-piece campaign entry.
All pieces of a campaign should go in the same envelope. If some of the pieces won't fit, see packaging instructions for large/ bulky entries.

Why do we ask for two copies of your entry?

If you win a silver or gold ADDY in this competition, one of your entries will be forwarded to the district competition following judging here in Fort Worth. The second copy of your entry will be used to display your work at the American Advertising Awards presentation/gala. If you submit just one entry and it wins gold or silver,we will ship it to district and it will not be displayed in the show. Regarding forwarding: Gold winners will be forwarded to the district competition at no additional cost to you. Silvers are forwarded but not judged unless you pay the district entry fee. If you win silver, the club will ship your entry to district and district will contact you to see if you want to participate in the next level of the competition. Because there is a different set of judges at the district level, many silver winners at the local level have won gold at district and national, so this can be very rewarding.

Questions?

If you have questions about categories, please download and reference the Rules and Categories document. If you still have questions about categories, packaging or software, please contact Susan Cook at 817-313-1411 or suscook@charter.net.

Additional Collection Receptacles

If you need more entry envelopes, please contact David Cleveland at 817-917-8017or dcleveland@englanderdzp.com.

This is an official posting from the U.S. Department of Justice, Anti-Persuasion Division. It adheres to the regulatory standards set forth by the anti-advertising guidelines, Amendment 28, Section 24, Paragraph C. This is a factual document and is not intended to persuade, manipulate or mislead in any way. Any opinions expressed herein are purely accidental and should be disregarded.

AAF IS GOING UNDERGROUND.

 

COMPLY WITH DISPOSAL PROTOCOLS. A PLAN IS IN PLACE TO SAVE OUR WORK.

THE EVENT WILL MOVE FORWARD AS PLANNED. AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

Protocol for Submission of Print Materials:

(or any entries that can be represented by a still graphic)
Use one of the plastic envelopes provided for each entry.
After you print out two copies of your entry form, cut off the entry labels (these usually print at the bottom of the form).
This poster insert should remain in the envelope with an entry label affixed to the top right of this poster where indicated. Put two copies of your entry, with an entry label affixed to the back of each, into the envelope.(Do NOT attach the entire entry form to your entry.) Enclose two copies of the entry form, behind the entry.
Be sure you upload a JPG or PDF of your entry when you complete the entry form online. (These JPG or PDF files will be used only for the winners’ book and the winners’ presentation. Entries will not be judged from these files.)
If your entry is a logo or in another “Elements of Advertising” category, be sure you show it as a stand-alone logo, but also include in your envelope one or two examples of it in use (letterhead, business cards, tear sheet from an ad, screen shot from a web site or similar).
If your entry is in the Elements of Advertising/ digitally enhanced photography category, be sure to show both before and after images.
If your entry is a campaign, see instructions for campaign entries. Also check below to see if your entry fits campaign criteria. Protocol for Submission of Large or Bulky Materials:

Affix the entry number to the bottom of the piece.
Select an appropriately sized box or other container to hold the entry.
Package the entry appropriately (remember that if it wins, it will be shipped to district in this packaging, and to national as well, so it should be well protected and relatively easy to access).
Secure the entry number label to the poster inside the plastic envelope.
Secure another entry number label to the upper right corner of the top of the box or container. Include one copy of the entry form inside the box/container and place the other inside the plastic envelope.
Place a description of the package inside plastic envelope, (i.e., 36" long white tube, approximately 6 inches in diameter) so it can be found easily during judging. In addition, if a picture or small printout of the entry is available, please insert this in the envelope as well. Be sure to include a JPG or PDF of these entries online. Protocol for Submission of Print Materials:

(or any entries that can be represented by a still graphic)
Use one of the plastic envelopes provided for each entry.
After you print out two copies of your entry form, cut off the entry labels (these usually print at the bottom of the form).
This poster insert should remain in the envelope with an entry label affixed to the top right of this poster where indicated. Put two copies of your entry, with an entry label affixed to the back of each, into the envelope.(Do NOT attach the entire entry form to your entry.) Enclose two copies of the entry form, behind the entry.
Be sure you upload a JPG or PDF of your entry when you complete the entry form online. (These JPG or PDF files will be used only for the winners’ book and the winners’ presentation. Entries will not be judged from these files.)
If your entry is a logo or in another “Elements of Advertising” category, be sure you show it as a stand-alone logo, but also include in your envelope one or two examples of it in use (letterhead, business cards, tear sheet from an ad, screen shot from a web site or similar).
If your entry is in the Elements of Advertising/ digitally enhanced photography category, be sure to show both before and after images.
If your entry is a campaign, see instructions for campaign entries. Also check below to see if your entry fits campaign criteria. Protocol for Submission of Large or Bulky Materials:

Affix the entry number to the bottom of the piece.
Select an appropriately sized box or other container to hold the entry.
Package the entry appropriately (remember that if it wins, it will be shipped to district in this packaging, and to national as well, so it should be well protected and relatively easy to access).
Secure the entry number label to the poster inside the plastic envelope.
Secure another entry number label to the upper right corner of the top of the box or container. Include one copy of the entry form inside the box/container and place the other inside the plastic envelope.
Place a description of the package inside plastic envelope, (i.e., 36" long white tube, approximately 6 inches in diameter) so it can be found easily during judging. In addition, if a picture or small printout of the entry is available, please insert this in the envelope as well. Be sure to include a JPG or PDF of these entries online.
Protocol for Submission 
of Broadcast, Audio/ Visual or Computer Presentation Materials:

Use one of the plastic envelopes provided for each entry.
The poster insert should remain in the envelope with an entry label affixed at the top right corner where indicated. Insert two copies of the entry form into the plastic envelope.
Enclose two copies of the entry form behind the screenshot printouts.
You do not need to submit DVDs, CDs or any other medium this year. Upload your files directly into the entry software as directed. (The only things in the envelope will be this poster with a label affixed and two copies of the entry form.)
If your entry is a campaign, see instructions for campaign entries. Also check to see if your entry fits campaign criteria. Protocol for Submission of Interactive Materials:

Use one of the plastic envelopes provided for each entry. The poster insert should remain in the envelope with an entry label affixed where indicated at the top right. Insert two copies of a printout showing representative screenshots of the entry with an entry label affixed to the back of each. Do NOT attach the entire entry form to these screen shots. Enclose two copies of the entry form behind the screenshot printouts. Include two CDs or DVDs with the entry on them (these will be used only if Internet access is, for some reason, unavailable). If your entry is a website that is database driven or cannot be represented on a CD, please note. Make sure the link you supply in the software makes it easy for the judges to tell what needs to be judged. Many a great entry has been passed over by the judges because they weren’t sure what to judge. This is particularly true when there are several things on a page and you include just a link to that page. If there are other things on the page, it would help to include a description such as, “Click on the video window at the bottom right of the screen to see the entry.”
Be sure you upload a JPG of the screenshots to the software.

If your entry is a campaign, see instructions for campaign entries. 
Also check to see if your entry fits campaign criteria.
Campaign entry notes and packaging instructions:

A SINGLE MEDIUM campaign consists of no less than two and no more than four total pieces. Each piece should have a label with the entry number and notation "1 of 3," "2 of 3," etc.
A MIXED/MULTIPLE MEDIA campaign has two or more executions spread over two or more media. There must be a minimum of two media used, but no more than six. There cannot be more than four pieces per medium or more than nine total pieces in the entry.
If your entry is a campaign or multi-part entry, you should write on the entry label (affixed to the back of each piece), indicating that it is X of Y pieces in that campaign for example, "3 of 8" - which would indicate that this is the third piece of an 8-piece campaign entry.
All pieces of a campaign should go in the same envelope. If some of the pieces won't fit, see packaging instructions for large/ bulky entries.

Why do we ask for two copies of your entry?

If you win a silver or gold ADDY in this competition, one of your entries will be forwarded to the district competition following judging here in Fort Worth. The second copy of your entry will be used to display your work at the American Advertising Awards presentation/gala. If you submit just one entry and it wins gold or silver,we will ship it to district and it will not be displayed in the show. Regarding forwarding: Gold winners will be forwarded to the district competition at no additional cost to you. Silvers are forwarded but not judged unless you pay the district entry fee. If you win silver, the club will ship your entry to district and district will contact you to see if you want to participate in the next level of the competition. Because there is a different set of judges at the district level, many silver winners at the local level have won gold at district and national, so this can be very rewarding.

Questions?

If you have questions about categories, please download and reference the Rules and Categories document. If you still have questions about categories, packaging or software, please contact Susan Cook at 817-313-1411 or suscook@charter.net.

Additional Collection Receptacles

If you need more entry envelopes, please contact David Cleveland at 817-917-8017or dcleveland@englanderdzp.com.
RETURN TO THE TOP
Amendment 28
Submission Protocol: DOWNLOAD RULES & GUIDELINES
Protocol for Submission of Print Materials:

(or any entries that can be represented by a still graphic)
Use one of the plastic envelopes provided for each entry.
After you print out two copies of your entry form, cut off the entry labels (these usually print at the bottom of the form).
This poster insert should remain in the envelope with an entry label affixed to the top right of this poster where indicated. Put two copies of your entry, with an entry label affixed to the back of each, into the envelope.(Do NOT attach the entire entry form to your entry.) Enclose two copies of the entry form, behind the entry.
Be sure you upload a JPG or PDF of your entry when you complete the entry form online. (These JPG or PDF files will be used only for the winners’ book and the winners’ presentation. Entries will not be judged from these files.)
If your entry is a logo or in another “Elements of Advertising” category, be sure you show it as a stand-alone logo, but also include in your envelope one or two examples of it in use (letterhead, business cards, tear sheet from an ad, screen shot from a web site or similar).
If your entry is in the Elements of Advertising/ digitally enhanced photography category, be sure to show both before and after images.
If your entry is a campaign, see instructions for campaign entries. Also check below to see if your entry fits campaign criteria. Protocol for Submission of Large or Bulky Materials:

Affix the entry number to the bottom of the piece.
Select an appropriately sized box or other container to hold the entry.
Package the entry appropriately (remember that if it wins, it will be shipped to district in this packaging, and to national as well, so it should be well protected and relatively easy to access).
Secure the entry number label to the poster inside the plastic envelope.
Secure another entry number label to the upper right corner of the top of the box or container. Include one copy of the entry form inside the box/container and place the other inside the plastic envelope.
Place a description of the package inside plastic envelope, (i.e., 36" long white tube, approximately 6 inches in diameter) so it can be found easily during judging. In addition, if a picture or small printout of the entry is available, please insert this in the envelope as well. Be sure to include a JPG or PDF of these entries online.
Protocol for Submission of Print Materials:

(or any entries that can be represented by a still graphic)
Use one of the plastic envelopes provided for each entry.
After you print out two copies of your entry form, cut off the entry labels (these usually print at the bottom of the form).
This poster insert should remain in the envelope with an entry label affixed to the top right of this poster where indicated. Put two copies of your entry, with an entry label affixed to the back of each, into the envelope.(Do NOT attach the entire entry form to your entry.) Enclose two copies of the entry form, behind the entry.
Be sure you upload a JPG or PDF of your entry when you complete the entry form online. (These JPG or PDF files will be used only for the winners’ book and the winners’ presentation. Entries will not be judged from these files.)
If your entry is a logo or in another “Elements of Advertising” category, be sure you show it as a stand-alone logo, but also include in your envelope one or two examples of it in use (letterhead, business cards, tear sheet from an ad, screen shot from a web site or similar).
If your entry is in the Elements of Advertising/ digitally enhanced photography category, be sure to show both before and after images.
If your entry is a campaign, see instructions for campaign entries. Also check below to see if your entry fits campaign criteria. Protocol for Submission of Large or Bulky Materials:

Affix the entry number to the bottom of the piece.
Select an appropriately sized box or other container to hold the entry.
Package the entry appropriately (remember that if it wins, it will be shipped to district in this packaging, and to national as well, so it should be well protected and relatively easy to access).
Secure the entry number label to the poster inside the plastic envelope.
Secure another entry number label to the upper right corner of the top of the box or container. Include one copy of the entry form inside the box/container and place the other inside the plastic envelope.
Place a description of the package inside plastic envelope, (i.e., 36" long white tube, approximately 6 inches in diameter) so it can be found easily during judging. In addition, if a picture or small printout of the entry is available, please insert this in the envelope as well. Be sure to include a JPG or PDF of these entries online. Protocol for Submission of Print Materials:

(or any entries that can be represented by a still graphic)
Use one of the plastic envelopes provided for each entry.
After you print out two copies of your entry form, cut off the entry labels (these usually print at the bottom of the form).
This poster insert should remain in the envelope with an entry label affixed to the top right of this poster where indicated. Put two copies of your entry, with an entry label affixed to the back of each, into the envelope.(Do NOT attach the entire entry form to your entry.) Enclose two copies of the entry form, behind the entry.
Be sure you upload a JPG or PDF of your entry when you complete the entry form online. (These JPG or PDF files will be used only for the winners’ book and the winners’ presentation. Entries will not be judged from these files.)
If your entry is a logo or in another “Elements of Advertising” category, be sure you show it as a stand-alone logo, but also include in your envelope one or two examples of it in use (letterhead, business cards, tear sheet from an ad, screen shot from a web site or similar).
If your entry is in the Elements of Advertising/ digitally enhanced photography category, be sure to show both before and after images.
If your entry is a campaign, see instructions for campaign entries. Also check below to see if your entry fits campaign criteria. Protocol for Submission of Large or Bulky Materials:

Affix the entry number to the bottom of the piece.
Select an appropriately sized box or other container to hold the entry.
Package the entry appropriately (remember that if it wins, it will be shipped to district in this packaging, and to national as well, so it should be well protected and relatively easy to access).
Secure the entry number label to the poster inside the plastic envelope.
Secure another entry number label to the upper right corner of the top of the box or container. Include one copy of the entry form inside the box/container and place the other inside the plastic envelope.
Place a description of the package inside plastic envelope, (i.e., 36" long white tube, approximately 6 inches in diameter) so it can be found easily during judging. In addition, if a picture or small printout of the entry is available, please insert this in the envelope as well. Be sure to include a JPG or PDF of these entries online.
Protocol for Submission 
of Broadcast, Audio/ Visual or Computer Presentation Materials:

Use one of the plastic envelopes provided for each entry.
The poster insert should remain in the envelope with an entry label affixed at the top right corner where indicated. Insert two copies of the entry form into the plastic envelope.
Enclose two copies of the entry form behind the screenshot printouts.
You do not need to submit DVDs, CDs or any other medium this year. Upload your files directly into the entry software as directed. (The only things in the envelope will be this poster with a label affixed and two copies of the entry form.)
If your entry is a campaign, see instructions for campaign entries. Also check to see if your entry fits campaign criteria. Protocol for Submission of Interactive Materials:

Use one of the plastic envelopes provided for each entry. The poster insert should remain in the envelope with an entry label affixed where indicated at the top right. Insert two copies of a printout showing representative screenshots of the entry with an entry label affixed to the back of each. Do NOT attach the entire entry form to these screen shots. Enclose two copies of the entry form behind the screenshot printouts. Include two CDs or DVDs with the entry on them (these will be used only if Internet access is, for some reason, unavailable). If your entry is a website that is database driven or cannot be represented on a CD, please note. Make sure the link you supply in the software makes it easy for the judges to tell what needs to be judged. Many a great entry has been passed over by the judges because they weren’t sure what to judge. This is particularly true when there are several things on a page and you include just a link to that page. If there are other things on the page, it would help to include a description such as, “Click on the video window at the bottom right of the screen to see the entry.”
Be sure you upload a JPG of the screenshots to the software.

If your entry is a campaign, see instructions for campaign entries. 
Also check to see if your entry fits campaign criteria.
Campaign entry notes and packaging instructions:

A SINGLE MEDIUM campaign consists of no less than two and no more than four total pieces. Each piece should have a label with the entry number and notation "1 of 3," "2 of 3," etc.
A MIXED/MULTIPLE MEDIA campaign has two or more executions spread over two or more media. There must be a minimum of two media used, but no more than six. There cannot be more than four pieces per medium or more than nine total pieces in the entry.
If your entry is a campaign or multi-part entry, you should write on the entry label (affixed to the back of each piece), indicating that it is X of Y pieces in that campaign for example, "3 of 8" - which would indicate that this is the third piece of an 8-piece campaign entry.
All pieces of a campaign should go in the same envelope. If some of the pieces won't fit, see packaging instructions for large/ bulky entries.

Why do we ask for two copies of your entry?

If you win a silver or gold ADDY in this competition, one of your entries will be forwarded to the district competition following judging here in Fort Worth. The second copy of your entry will be used to display your work at the American Advertising Awards presentation/gala. If you submit just one entry and it wins gold or silver,we will ship it to district and it will not be displayed in the show. Regarding forwarding: Gold winners will be forwarded to the district competition at no additional cost to you. Silvers are forwarded but not judged unless you pay the district entry fee. If you win silver, the club will ship your entry to district and district will contact you to see if you want to participate in the next level of the competition. Because there is a different set of judges at the district level, many silver winners at the local level have won gold at district and national, so this can be very rewarding.

Questions?

If you have questions about categories, please download and reference the Rules and Categories document. If you still have questions about categories, packaging or software, please contact Susan Cook at 817-313-1411 or suscook@charter.net.

Additional Collection Receptacles

If you need more entry envelopes, please contact David Cleveland at 817-917-8017or dcleveland@englanderdzp.com.

This is an official posting from the U.S. Department of Justice, Anti-Persuasion Division. It adheres to the regulatory standards set forth by the anti-advertising guidelines, Amendment 28, Section 24, Paragraph C. This is a factual document and is not intended to persuade, manipulate or mislead in any way. Any opinions expressed herein are purely accidental and should be disregarded.