Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA – The AAF has issued its Call for Entries for the 2016 American Advertising Awards Competition.

The annual competition recognizes exceptional advertising created in the Wilkes Barre/Scranton metropolitan market. The American Advertising Awards honor advertising excellence in all media including online, non-traditional, print, broadcast and out-of-home. It is the first level of a three-level national competition that is the advertising industry’s largest.

All entries must be received by Friday, January 22, 2016 at drop off locations in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Entry fees are $80 per entry for members of the AAF, $100 per entry for non-members and $25 per entry for student entries. Entries will be judged the weekend of January 29th by a panel of advertising creative executives, who will select the winners from the entries. Only new creative work created in the NEPA markets and published or aired between January 1 and December 31 of 2015 is eligible for consideration in the professional competition. Work created by college students is eligible for the competition’s student track.

The AAF’s winners of Addy Awards will be honored during a black-tie dinner gala on February 26th at the Raddison in Scranton, Pa. Work winning awards at the local level is then eligible to compete in the second level of competition, the District 2 American Advertising Awards, conducted in March 2016. District winners are then eligible for entry in the National American Advertising Awards. National winners are honored at the American Advertising Awards celebration during the American Advertising Federation’s ADMERICA.

The NEPA competition is sponsored by the AAF NEPA, a member association comprised of advertising and media professionals. Proceeds from the American Advertising Awards help support the AAF NEPA’s educational programs, public service projects and proactive government relations efforts.

For more information or to receive an American Advertising Awards entry packet contact Christa Vinciguerra, American Advertising Awards chair, at or visit

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence. The three-tier national competition is conducted annually by the American advertising federation, advertising’s largest industry association and the only one to represent the interests of all facets of advertising: advertisers, agencies, suppliers and media. The AAF is based in Washington, D.C. and has more than 40,000 members through 200 local advertising clubs. More information at