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Will Julia Jenkins Melle of Publicis Hawkeye make your Fantasy Advertising roster?

The American Advertising Federation Dallas Chapter (AAF Dallas) is now accepting entries for its 54th Annual AAF Dallas American Advertising Awards, more commonly referred to as The ADDYs. The organization has also announced its theme for this year’s event as “Fantasy Advertising.” The ADDYs Gala will be held Feb.18, 2016 at Gas Monkey Live.

Taking a cue from the increasingly popular Fantasy Football movement, each entry will automatically be entered into the AAF Dallas “draft” Jan. 21. Each agency participating in the awards will have the opportunity to create a team and scout players creative directors, art directors, copy writers and flex players – on the draft board. Results will stream live at the award show in February.

The American Advertising Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world. Selection of the most creative entry in each category is conducted through a scoring process in which a panel of judges evaluates all creative dimensions of every entry.

To enter, please visit Entrants will be directed to the competition site, to complete the entrant information form. For each entry, registrants must review the list of categories to select the appropriate category for their work.

Online entries are due January 5, 2016 by 4p.m.  There will be an extended deadline of Monday, January 11 by 4pm, with a $50 per entry late fee for all entries submitted after 4p.m. on January 5, with no exceptions. Any entries received after this time will not be judged. 

Physical entries are required.  All work must be delivered to Clampit Creative Center located at 9207 Ambassador Row, Dallas, TX 75247. Any entries received after this time will not be judged.  For more information about the official rules and how to enter, please visit

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