The first step to a national American Advertising Award is winning here at home.

Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local Ad Club phase is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY Awards - recognition as the very best in their markets. 

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. 

Once entries are submitted online, the physical samples are to be dropped off at Aberro Creative located at 127 McDonald St, Midland, MI 48640.

2017 Winning Entrants
Aberro Creative - Best of Show, Judge's Choice, 5 Gold, 5 Silver
AGP & Associates - 1 Gold, 2 Silver
AMPM, Inc. - 3 Gold, 5 Silver
The Barckholtz Group - 1 Silver
The F.P. Horak Company - 1 Gold, 2 Silver
Clear River - 6 Silver
James Soleska Photography - 1 Silver
Morley Companies - 1 Gold, 4 Silver
RedPoint Design Direction - Judge's Choice, 1 Gold, 2 Silver
The Scott & Miller Group - 2 Gold, 3 Silver
Saginaw Community Foundation - Judge's Choice, 1 Gold, 1 Silver
Saginaw Valley State University - 2 Gold, 21 Silver

Jennifer Boehler, Delta College - Judge's Choice, 2 Silver
Hallie Wright, Saginaw Valley State University - 2 Silver
Kyle Martin, Northwood University - Best of Show, 2 Gold

2017 Special Awards
Best of Show (Professional)
Title: Tapped Vendor Profiles
Advertiser: Tapped - Downtown Midland's Craft Beer Festival
Agency: Aberro Creative

Best of Show (Student)
Title: Sail Week Croatia
Student: Kyle Martin
School: Northwood University

Judge's Choice (Professional - Nadia Zerka)
Title: The Amplifier Foundation Website
Advertiser: The Amplifier Foundation
Agency: RedPoint Design Direction

Judge's Choice (Professional - Jennifer Muha)
Title: Community Threads Annual Report
Advertiser: Saginaw Community Foundation

Judge's Choice (Professional - Brian Sanderson)
Title: Hidden
Advertiser: Child & Family Services of Saginaw
Agency: Aberro Creative

Judge's Choice (Student)
Title: Zevia Soda Ad Campaign
Student: Jennifer Boehler
School: Delta College
© American Advertising Federation - Great Lakes Bay