Celebrate Work. About The Award Event

In a year like none other we want to celebrate work. Whether you are a designer, copywriter, agency owner, in-house talent, or student, it is the work that we have in common. So let's celebrate it and each other.

Even if you are not going to enter the competition please get involved by supporting other or sponsoring students.

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local competitions such as here in the Inland Empire. Winners in local competitions may move up to one of 15 District competitions for the chance to advance to the National Finals. In addition to professional competition, there is a concurrent student competition.

With over 200 categories covering all aspects of advertising, the American Advertising Awards Inland Empire competition is the first step towards the illustrious Gold "ADDY".

Student Rules & Categories

Professional Rules & Categories

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Meet Michael Berger, MFA our 2022 American Advertising Federation - Inland Empire ADDY's Chair.

Michael is the owner of michael berger creative, an Inland Empire award-winning creative company. Michael is also the Design + Visual Experience Program Director, Associate Professor at CBU.

This year our event will be hosted at The Mission Inn in Riverside, California.

Gala Date: March 11, 2022

Michael Berger

Submit Your Entries Today

Early Deadline: January 12 - 18, 2022

Final Deadline to Submit Entries: Friday, February 4, 2022

Late Deadline: Friday, February 11, 2022

Who can Submit: Professionals and Students 


AAF-IE Member, Individual Entry: $85 | AAF-IE Member, Campaign Entry: $95

Non-Member, Individual Entry: $115 | Non-Member, Campaign Entry: $130

Student Individual: $45 | Student Campaign: $55

Entry Process: This year all submissions will be submitted digitally. No Drop Off

Payments: Credit Card Preferred

Institutions: Please make checks payable to AAF-Inland Empire Club.

Note: 1. Please check-in for frequent updates in regards to the March Gala event. 2. Event dates are subject to change due to COVID Mandates.