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2018 Gem Awards call for entries

Enter this year’s Gem Awards and find out how your creative work stacks up against Eastern Idaho’s best.

Deadline for entry is 5  p.m. Jan. 23. If you want to save some cash and hit the early-bird deadline, it’s 5 p.m. Jan. 16. Winners will advance to the Idaho Ad Fed’s Rockies Awards in Boise, and are eligible to go as far as the national Addy awards if they win successive levels of competition.

If you have questions, email Idaho Falls Ad Fed contest director Adam Bostrom or call Ad Fed President Andrea Todd at 208.238.4851 during business hours.

But first, click the link below to view and download the entry materials:

2018 Gem Awards entry packet

ISU’s Student Advertising Federation Addy Competition Team (NSAC)

It’s our favorite time of year, when the spotlight shines on our local collegiate student addy teams. Both ISU and BYUI teams have been preparing their pitches for Tai Pei Frozen Foods; to present at the NSAC District 11 Regional competition in Eugene Oregon later this month. We are fortunate to have both teams lined up to inspire our club members with their winning ideas! First up is ISU’s team on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

ISU’s Student Advertising Federation Addy Competition Team (NSAC)

TOPIC: Tai Pei Frozen Foods NSAC Competition Case
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the MCS Studio, 11:45 am

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Lunch will be served: $12 members, $15 non-members

Please RSVP if you would like us to save you a seat!
Sales managers and creative directors there is NO better place to meet and greet fresh talent, soon entering the work force — it would be wise to bring your recruitment team to watch these talented young men and women in action. Every year brings us another inspirational round of aspiring marketing and advertising students. Come be inspired with us.

2017 Gem Awards Show/Presentation

The judging is complete! The winners of the 2017 Gem Awards have been selected – only one thing left to do – Party! The show will be at the Idaho Falls Country Club. Food, drinks and mingling are from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with the awards presentations beginning thereafter. Tickets are available now – reserve your table/seats today!

Media and Goods Auction


Join us for our annual fund raising event!

Thursday, December 15th @ 7 p.m.
A Street Soup Market
445 A Street, Idaho Falls

IFAF will be auctioning off advertising packages, swag, gifts, and services to be used by local advertisers in 2017. Proceeds provide cash for travel expenses incurred by our 2 local National Student Addy Competition clubs: BYU-I and ISU. Suggested admission: donations of canned food items requested.

Lunch & Learn … Play Ball!



Play ball!

Lunch and Learn with Idaho Falls Chukars General Manager, Kevin Greene, Thursday, May 19, at Dixie’s Diner. Mr. Greene will present “Marketing Minor League Baseball with Major League Expectations.” Please join us for this informative and entertaining Lunch and Learn.

See ya there!

Mix, mingle and lunch @ 11:30am
Presentation/Speaker begins @ Noon

$12 – Members $15 – Non-members
Price includes lunch!

Special Lunch & Learn Presentation!


This month’s Lunch & Learn will be on Wednesday, April 27th (instead of our usual Thursday) so that we can bring you a very special presentation!

Join us as we welcome the 2016 BYU-Idaho National Student Advertising Competition Presentation Team – second place winners at this years District XI National Student Advertising Competition in Bozeman! The team will present their award winning campaign for Snapple.

Mix, mingle and lunch @ 11:30am
Presentation/Speaker begins @ Noon

$12 – Members $15 – Non-members
Includes lunch!

Gem Wars Over: Order restored in galaxy.

The 2016 Gem Awards Show was the best yet. Emcee Mike Nelson and the staff at IE Productions put on a captivating spectacle, somehow appealing to Star Wars nerds and regular people alike. If you missed it, you are one light saber short of an amazing swagbag. AlphaGraphics came away with the night’s top honors, tons of winners were crowned, and the year’s best creative was presented. Here’s a full list of this year’s winners.