Our Public Service Award honors the best in public service advertising (paid or pro-bono). It may be given to any entry in the public service or campaign categories.


The American Advertising Awards judges pick the winners from the entire pool of entries at their discretion. Entrants do NOT submit directly for these awards. Depending on the submissions received, judges may award a Public Service Award in the Professional and/or Student competitions.

NOTE: This is a special local award. It does NOT automatically advance to the District competition. The entry would have to be awarded a Gold or Silver ADDY® to be eligible to advance to the District competition.