American Advertising Awards

Come get JAZZED on February 24, 2017 at the
Isle Casino Event Center in Cape Girardeau

Brush elbows with your friends in the local advertising and marketing community and enjoy a feast worthy of a king. The 2017 American Advertising Award Show will honor exceptional advertising published or aired January 1 – December 31, 2016 in the Cape Girardeau, MO; Paducah, KY and Harrisburg, IL markets. Help us celebrate young talent as we honor award-winning work in the student competetion.

Silver Medal
This year’s Silver Medal recipient is Chris Edmonds, founder and President of Element 74. The American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.

5:30   Cocktail hour
Dinner and Awards

We hope you’ll join us in unmasking the excellent talent within our community. Order your Professional or Student tickets online by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17. Only cash or check will be accepted at the door. Questions? Call 573.651.2459 or email

$25   Student Tickets
$45   Professional Tickets – in advance
($55 at the door)
$400   Corporate Table*

Order Tickets Here

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Professional Plus & Corporate Members: Your tickets were included in your membership–watch your email for your discount code.

* Includes eight tickets, reserved seating, recognition in the program and free drink vouchers for each ticket holder.


Due to inclement weather, the deadline for Addy submissions has been extended to Tuesday, Jan 17 until 5 p.m.

The 2017 ADDY Awards honor advertising excellence in all media including print, broadcast, and digital.

The competition is open to both members and non-members of Tri-State AMP. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 Tuesday, Jan. 17. To be eligible for consideration of an ADDY, all work must have been published or aired in the tri-state region between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016.

Enter Your Work

Enter online. Physical entries must be submitted at Cape Girardeau City Hall in the Customer Service office at 401 Independence Street in Cape Girardeau by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 Tuesday, Jan. 17. Entries can be accepted as early as Jan. 9.

Entry fees are $49 per entry for members of Tri-State AMP, $75 for non-members and $32 for students.

Who judges: A distinguished panel of advertising and creative executives from out of market.


The Tri-State ADDY Awards consist of a three-level (Gold, Silver and Bronze) competition.


Winners will be announced at the ADDY Awards & Dinner on Feb. 24 at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau.


DistrictGold winners then advance to the national competition.

Please email Tri-State AMP with any questions at


Professional Categories & Rules

Student Categories & Rules