The 2020 AAF-SWFL ADDY Gala will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 29 at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center.

Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the ADDYs is the largest advertising competition in the nation, with 30,000 entries per year.

The local ad club phase is the first of the three-tier, national competition.

Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY Awards. At the second tier, local ADDY winners compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District ADDY winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards.

Entry in your local ad club competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY. Entries are now being accepted for the competition and will be accepted through Jan. 10.

Entries can be submitted at or dropped off at select locations listed on the website.

AAF-SWFL will be offering a workshop to potential entrants that will explain the rules and expectations for the ADDY Awards submissions. This workshop will take place in early December on Facebook Live. Check @AASWFL on Facebook for date and time.

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