3 reasons you should attend the 2020 Birmingham ADDY awards

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And the winner is… Photo courtesy of AAF Birmingham

The glitz. The glamor. The recognition. Awards season is here, and you don’t have to be an A-list celebrity to enjoy it. Here’s how to join in on Birmingham’s very own 2020 ADDY Awards.

Birmingham’s Very Own Awards Night

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A good time all around. Photo courtesy of AAF Birmingham

Good ideas happen everywhere. And it’s no secret that Birmingham is a hot spot for innovation. The AAF Birmingham is hosting the 2020 ADDY awards this month, and you’re going to want to be there.

The American Advertising Awards is one of the advertising industry’s largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries across the nation each year.

The award recognizes the spirit of great advertising in all types of media, created by all sizes and types of entrants, for advertisers from every industry, from all around the country. Here are the details:

  • Date: Friday, February 28
  • Time: 6PM to 10PM
  • Location: Events at Haven
  • Address: 2515 6th Avenue South Birmingham, AL
  • Cost: $75 AAF Members | $85 Non-Members | $40 Students
  • Get tickets here

If you’re not sold already, check out these three reasons you’re not going to want to miss out!

1. The Event

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I’ll take one of everything, please. Photo courtesy of AAF Birmingham

Cheers to creativity! There will be a cocktail hour at the beginning of the event. Following this, enjoy a delicious dinner during which the winners will be announced.

The event is upscale, so now’s your chance to break out that sparkly dress or well-tailored suit.

“I’m not personally a designer, but I always find myself entertained as I get to see the best of Birmingham’s advertising talent.

It’s a time to take pride in our city and celebrate its creative community at both the professional and student levels.”

Kathleen Sharp, Co-Chair of the American Advertising Awards

2. The Competition

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Teamwork makes the dream work, right? Photo courtesy of AAF Birmingham

Celebrating creative talent in the Magic City—we’re always up for that. The competition is fierce, with eight main categories and twenty subcategories. Curious about the ins and outs? Read all the rules here.

This year, two new categories will be awarded—Pro Bono and Corporate Social Responsibility. The winners showcased at the Birmingham ADDY awards will have made it through the first of three rounds: local, district and national.

2020 has been a record-setting year, with nearly 700 entries that have been created for clients of all different industries. These entries are judged by a group of acclaimed creatives from across the country, including New York, LA and Tampa.

3. The FUN

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It’s also a great opportunity for networking. Photo courtesy of AAF Birmingham

Dinner, a cocktail hour, a celebration of creativity—and more. Local artist Chris Davis will be emceeing the awards ceremony, so it’s sure to be much more entertaining than your average stuffy proceedings.

Plus, take home a new profile photo while you’re all dolled up for a night on the town. The FlashBar will be available with a 360 photo booth for all your Instagram needs.

Need a babysitter for your big night out? You’re in luck—ADDY attendees receive $25 off their babysitter through Wyndy. You’ll have access to more than 3,000 background-checked college babysitters from Wyndy-approved universities like Samford, Birmingham Southern, and UAB.

Check out this link to learn how to redeem the offer and get your tickets.

Are you attending the ADDY awards this year? Let us know on social @bhamnow.

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