Monday, September 28, 2009

ADCD 2009 Show: Best Conceptions

Our Annual Show was a big hit at the Sherman Events Center Friday night, celebrating the finest work in the Rocky Mountain region. A lot of fun, and a lot of great surprises last night.

Steve Bullock Design's arresting posters for the Pearl Street Poster Project (seen above, left) was an overwhelming favorite by the judges, garnishing Best of Show as well as three Judge's Choices. Karsh&Hagan was awarded the fourth Judge's Choice for their Brasstacks integrated campaign (seen above, right) for Kappa Alpha Order. 

The judges were tough, but impressed with the field of 450 entries. In the end, more than 40 different agencies and winners walked away with victories. 

Only 11 Golds were handed out. Besides Karsh and Bullock, Brand Iron, Cactus, Ebb+Flow, Integer, Section 45, and SPILLT were recipients. Silvers went to Cameron Christopher Thomas, Genesis, Westphal West, Sterling-Rice Group, David Pahl Photography and Serious Retouching, Integer, Launch, Cactus, Karsh & Hagan, Souders Studios, Bryce Boyer Photography, SPILLT, Ripcord, and Idaho Stew. 

Adrienne Barclay, Tammy Gelfond, and Grace Nichols, a creative team from Integer, concocted the event theme. Adrienne alone poured furious hours into the rockin' Award Annual, masterfully printed by Vision Graphics (and wicked cover work by Foils+Dies). Randall Erkelens of Section 45 spinned some mad tunes. Spillt created wicked graphics to introduce categories and Leigh Anne Dunbar put together one terrific slideshow of the work. Sharon DeNiear gave the event a lively kick with colorful building blocks, and table decor. Scott Lary introduced the cool new wood awards. Kate Codner and Casey Harper were a tremendous help in ironing out many details. And Steve Hirsch from Integer did an incredible job as the emcee of the evening.

And again, huge thanks to our sponsors:  Bruton Stroube, ripcord, Integer, Foils+Dies, Unisource, XYZ Graphics, Gautreaux Photography, Souders Studios, SPILLT, Wildcat, Droy Photography and Vision Graphics.

And wow, that Boba Fett Flash Mob Marching Band was a nice wicked surprise. Came out of nowhere to crash our party, and made an exclamation point on one hell of a night.

Thanks for coming out. If you missed it, we hope to see you next year.

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