Who killed it in 2018? That’s what the Idaho Falls Advertising Federation wants to know. And it’s also why they’ve issued a call for entries for the Gem Awards.
The Gem Awards recognize outstanding creative throughout eastern Idaho, and all Diamond and Star Garnet award-winning work is automatically forwarded for consideration to the Idaho Advertising Federation’s Rockie Awards.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the Silver Medal Award, presented annually by the Idaho Advertising Federation to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to advertising by furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibilities in areas of social concern.
Please submit nominations on 8.5″ x 11″ pages outlining in detail the extent to which the Nominee has met or exceeded the Silver Medal Award Criteria by April 10th. You are encouraged to expand on the Nominee’s experience and contributions to such degree that judges will be fully informed. Please be advised that abbreviated nominations may be dismissed as insufficient to demonstrate a Nominee’s true qualifications.
Provide the Nominee’s name and company affiliation on a cover page with the contact information of the nominator, followed by all pertinent qualifications of the Nominee for consideration on subsequent pages.
The Idaho Falls Advertising Federation announced the winners of the 2014 Gem Awards during their annual awards banquet on Thursday, February 6th. Winners at the local level were advanced to the state level, and were included in this year’s Rockie Awards judging.
By now you’ve likely seen the winners from the Idaho Falls Advertising Federation’s 2011 GEM Awards. In addition to their earlier recognition, the Best of Show award went to:
Mixed Media Campaign
Company: IE Productions
Client: Eastern Idaho State Fair
Title: Udderly Fantastic
Credit: Mark Blethen, Kristen Tyler, Gary Stewart
The GEM’s 2011 Best of Show and Top 2011 Diamond awards both went to the advertising agency, IE Productions lead by Chad Hammond, in Idaho Falls. The Best of Show campaign ‘Udderly Fantastic’ created for the Eastern Idaho State Fair was also recently crowned number one in a State Fair specific advertising contest.
Congratulations to IE Productions, and all of the GEM Award winners. All Diamond winners were automatically forwarded for inclusion in the Rockie Awards competition, which recently completed its judging.
The November Lunch & Learn event from the Idaho Falls Advertising Federation is a panel discussion on “How to Write a Great Press Release and Get it Published.” It offers an informative examination of techniques you can use to maximize the effectiveness of your press release and attract genuine community interest.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Brad Hudson of Red Inc. and will feature:
Kortny Rolston, Communications Specialist, Center for Advanced Energy Studies.
Jeff Robinson, City Editor, Post Register.
Leonard Martin, Publisher, Blackfoot Morning News.
Neal Larson, Talk Show Host and News Director, Rich Broadcasting.
Todd Kunz, Eyewitness News Anchor, KIDK.
Ward Hicks, Faculty, Department of Communication, BYU-Idaho.
This event is scheduled for Thursday, November 17th in, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Stockman’s Restaurant – Upstairs Meeting Room, 1175 Pier View Drive in Idaho Falls. Cost is $13 for members, $15 for non-members, or $5 for Lemonade & Learn (no lunch).