Final Stand Gala

The 2015 Orlando American Advertising Awards – Celebrating a year of creative excellence and achievements in our advertising community. This is your chance to showcase your best work!

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Saturday, March 7

DeVos Family Room

Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center

Orlando, Florida 32801

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Orlando Sentinel Spec Ad Competition

Ads/Entries are due Thursday February 5th 2015 at the Orlando Sentinel 5:30pm-7pm at the Orange Avenue entrance (the gates will be raised so you can park). Payment is due at time of drop off (check or CC).


Dimensions: 10"x21"

Color: CMYK

Resolution: 200 dpi

All entries must be printed and a 200 dpi digital version attached to it. Ad must be a 2014 print ad that never ran. It was either never approved or never made it to the finish line.

All entries will be judged by our National ADDY judges on the weekend of Feb 6-8th. Winner receives recognition at the ADDYS and a FULL PAGE COLOR AD in the Orlando Sentinel.

Important Dates and Pricing


Registration Opens - Monday, December 15th
Early Registration Ends - Monday, January 5th
Registration Deadline and Entry Drop-off Day - Thursday, January 15th
Orlando Sentinel Spec Ad Deadline and Drop-off Day – Thursday, February 5th

Entry Pricing:

Single Entry, Member - $75 by 1/5, $90 after 1/5

Single Entry, Non-Member - $175 by 1/5, $190 after 1/5

Campaign, Member - $135 by 1/5, $150 after 1/5

Campaign, Non-Member - $225 by 1/5, $240 after 1/5

Student Single Entry - $35 by 1/5, $40 after 1/5

Student Campaign Entry - $50 by 1/5, $60 after 1/5

Orlando Sentinel Spec Ad Competition, Member – $50 by 2/5

Orlando Sentinel Spec Ad Competition, Non-Member – $65 by 2/5

Become an AAF member and save. Members can receive discounted entry pricing.
Visit the AAF-Orlando site and submit your membership application.

*Print entries require two printed copies of work with submission.
Interactive entries require one printed screen shot to be displayed at Gallery Night.

View Professional Competition Rules and Categories

Student Entries

The student competition will be judged by local creative directors, meaning your work will be seen by some of the top professionals in the Orlando area. Your work will also be showcased at the American Advertising Awards Gallery Night and during the cocktail reception at the Awards Gala.

View Student Competition Rules and Categories