Oregon Addy Awards Announces Call for Entries Officially Open; Deadline for Submissions Is February 6, 2013


Advertising and marketing agencies, individuals and students statewide are invited to participate for national recognition


prestigious Oregon ADDY Awards announces its Call for Entries is officially open. The Oregon ADDY® Awards is a part of the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition attracting over 50,000 entries every year nationally and conducted annually by AdFed, an American Advertising Federation (AAF) club as the first of a three-tier, national competition. Advertising and marketing individuals, agencies, and students from throughout Oregon are invited to enter their work for award recognition and participate in the ADDY® Awards gala taking place on March 16.

To submit creative work for inclusion in the awards show, participants are encouraged to attend one of the Call for Entries events on Wednesday, February 6 at several locations throughout the state, or visit www.oregonaddys.com for details on digital or mail submissions. Top award winners will advance to the national ADDY Awards competition (included in entry fee).


Bend :            Combined Communications, 63088 NE 18th, Ste. 200, 97701

Eugene: QSL Printing, 309 W. Fourth Ave., 97401
:          Your Town Press, 2773 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem, OR 97301
Portland :      Sockeye, 240 N. Broadway, Ste. 301, Portland, OR 97227

The ADDY Awards is honored to host three internationally renowned creative professionals to judge the 2013 Oregon ADDYs entries. Judges include Kat Gordon, Founder at Maternal Instinct, Kevin McCarthy, Co-Executive Creative Director at renowned DDB Agency in Los Angeles and a Group Creative Director for DDB Worldwide, Tim Girvin, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of GIRVIN, Inc. Judging will take place February 16; entry winners will be announced at the gala on March 16.


When: Saturday, March 16
Where: Riverhouse Convention Center, Bend, Oregon

Entry winners will be announced at the awards gala, followed by a fun-filled awards party featuring hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and celebration. Entries that win a Gold or Silver Award are automatically forwarded to the next level of competition, via AAF’s District XI. District XI includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Gold winners from the District XI level are then eligible to compete in the AAF National ADDY® Awards. Winners will be announced at the AAF Conference in June in Phoenix.

Tickets for the gala can be purchase for $65 per person for professionals, $50 for students at www.oregonaddys.com. Early bird professional ticket deadline is March 1, 2013. After March 2, tickets will be $75. Discounted lodging rooms are available at Riverhouse Resort (www.riverhouse.com or call 866-453-4480), reference OR ADDYs. Visit www.oregonaddys.com for more information.

“We are absolutely thrilled the ADDY® Awards program is in full swing,” said Steve Ries, Advertising Federation of C.O. President. “The quality of top notch creative work entered in the ADDYs will sure to impress; raising awareness of the creative work produced by professionals throughout the State of Oregon,” added Ries.

About the Advertising Federation of C.O.and Oregon ADDY® Awards:
The Advertising Federation of Central Oregon (AdFed) is a non profit, membership based organization of advertising, marketing and public relations professionals who are dedicated to upholding high ethical standards for communications in Central Oregon by supporting educational opportunities that promote the value and functions of advertising and by assisting in the promotion of socially responsible community service projects. AdFed of Central Oregon is an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), which represents a national network of over 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. AdFed is the only advertising-based club in Central Oregon and has been recognized as Club of the Year for District XI for three years and counting. More information about AdFed can be found at www.adfedco.org and the Oregon ADDY® Awards at www.oregonaddys.com. The ADDY® 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.




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