The Show – UPDATED…Ad submission deadline has been extended to Monday, February 5th. 

UPDATED…Ad submission deadline has been extended to Monday evening, February 5th.

Enter your work at:

We are realizing that with the big game in town, people need a little more time to work on their submissions.

Additionally, submission materials can be dropped off at the Ad Fed office till Wednesday, February 7th.

Ad Fed is located in the Canadian Pacific Plaza at 120 South 6th Street, #2350, Minneapolis.  We are in the MEG office suite.


About The Show Judging Weekend:


This is where the magic happens. (Wandless, but magic nonetheless.) We fly experts in from all over with the credentials to back up their claim to creative expertness. They then spend three back-to-back days immersed in the work, chin-stroking and single-eyebrow-arching as they deem select entries gold-worthy.

Printed pieces are laid out and organized by category, each sending telepathic signals along the lines of “Pick me! Pick me!” Online entries are onscreen, also organized into tidy categories and puttin’ out the “Pick me!” vibe.

The panel collectively agrees to answer only to the name “His or Her Judgeship” until the weekend is over and they have to go back to their regular Dave-ness or whatever they typically go by. (Though some like the new title so much, they choose to institute it back home.)

What happens to the Gold winners? Glad you asked. They’re automatically sent on to D8/Regionals at no additional cost. Silvers go too, but they do require a li’l extra dollarage. Well worth it if you’ve consulted the office psychic and they’re sensing a win in your future.

That said, you can’t win if you don’t enter. Submissions are due by Monday evening.


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