BAF Event: Creative ~ Competition ~ For a Cause

The Boise Advertising Federation is hosting a Creative Competition for a Cause event on Wednesday, January 12th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

During the event, six teams will create and submit designs for the mural space in downtown Boise at the corner of 8th and Main.  The murals will be designed for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, and will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the organization.

The competition will be held at the WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St.

Admission cost is $10, with proceeds benefiting the WCA and BAF.

Rockie Awards Call for Entries

It’s that time of year again.

The Call for Entries for the Idaho Advertising Federation’s Rockie Awards is now open.  Entries are being accepted online now through February 4, 2011.  Or, if you’re feeling generous (and don’t mind paying the additional fee), late entries will be accepted through February 11th.

Full details, eligibility requirements and more can be found on the Rockie Awards website.

Do You Have What it Takes to be Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year?

smallagencyawardsAdvertising Age, which freely admits that they follow the money in their coverage of the marketing and advertising world, is now on the lookout for the Small Agency of the Year.

What does that mean, exactly?  Well, from their website:

The aim of the awards is to try to uncover the best small agencies both in the U.S. (those agencies with fewer than 75 employees) and overseas (those agencies with fewer than 50 employees).

We are charging $150 per entry. Every shop that meets the size requirement is eligible, regardless of marketing discipline. And we’re not splitting this into categories by medium — we’re far more interested in finding the best ideas that did the most to move business.

There will be two categories: Best Small Agency and Best Small Agency Campaign.  Ad Age will recognize a U.S. and International winner for each, as well as finalists for both categories.  Profiles of the winning agencies will be published both in print and online on July 27th.

Cost to enter is $150 per entry.  If you think you’ve got the goods, the entry deadline is May 22nd.

Restore America Poster Design Competition

The American Civil Liberties Union is presenting the Restore America Poster Design Competition, which is open to all designers across the country:

The ACLU (National) is challenging designers to “design a poster that depicts the transformation of America into a country that holds its leaders accountable; that strives to restore eroded civil liberties; that works to change policies that are unconstitutional.”

The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, and will have their design featured as part of the ACLU’s national campaign. Additionally, the ACLU intends to hold an event in Washington DC in January featuring the top designs.

Entries are due by Sunday, January 4, 2009. Full details about the competition are available on the ACLU’s Restore America website.

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Call for Entries: CLIO Awards 2009

Entries are now being accepted for the 2009 CLIO Awards.

This marks the 50th anniversary of the CLIO Awards, and this year’s Festival will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. From the CLIO website:

We’ve seen a lot over the past 50 years. But what we really want to see is what the next 50 years hold. So, in the spirit of looking ahead, we’re moving west. More specifically, Las Vegas. And we’re not stopping there. We’re adding new categories, new award shows and a renewed pledge to honor only the most innovative and original thinking. You can help by answering one simple question. What have you done that hasn’t been done?

Think your work has got what it takes to win in this competition? Take your best shot, but be sure to enter by January 23, 2009 February 13, 2009.

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