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AdFed Minnesota's The Show 2021

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Not even 2020 could destroy it. And now it's back - with a vengeance. It's THE SHOW 2021: because nothing on earth can quench the creative need for praise.

Earthlings can tune in from everywhere to network, watch the all-powerful reel, and participate if they have the liquid courage in some delicious demonstrations. Be warned: this is no Zoom call.​

This award ceremony has celebrated our community’s achievements in creativity for almost a century. The Show 2021 will be the event’s 95th year—and it’s a party you’re not gonna want to miss.


What Do I Get When I Purchase a Ticket?

With the purchase of your ticket, you will receive an Experiential Kit in the mail before The Show that includes your favorite libations, a few surprises, and a link to The Show to follow along with throughout the night.

What's the difference between the Whiskey Experience and the Beer Experience?

Whiskey: Experiential 2 Gingers Whiskey Kit includes your favorite cocktails to create with Forbes 30 Under 30 Mixologist, Marco Zappia, along with other goodies - a $100 value box!

Beer: Experiential Modist Brewing Kit includes your favorite beers and trivia with Modist Brewer, Joe Nourse, and TV/Radio Host Steve Patterson along with other goodies - a $100 value box!

Who puts on and hosts The Show?

The Show is managed by the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (AdFed), a non-profit organization made up of and managed by volunteer board members. AdFed creates and promotes programs that build community, provide continuing education, and celebrate creativity in the marketing and advertising community. Many agencies support AdFed by becoming a Member Agency, but you do not have to be an AdFed member to enter The Show.

Who can enter work into The Show?

Pretty much anyone who makes or produces creative work in the Minnesota advertising and marketing communities. We accept entries from in-house marketing teams, video production houses, small boutique design shops, global ad agencies, marketing, and advertising students—and the list goes on. Last year, The Show hit a milestone with 120+ organizations and students participating. We’d love to count you among them this year!

How is the work judged?

Our panel of judges—all accomplished ad-industry creative professionals—critique the 850+ entries virtually from around the globe. Oh, and we do it in the winter so there’s no chance of them getting bored and going outside.

What happens if my work wins at The Show?

You get public recognition at the event, a shiny pin-shaped award, and, of course, unlimited glory. Additionally, because AdFed is a local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, your submission into The Show is also eligible for winning in the American Advertising Awards (aka the Addys).

Visit us at TheShowMN.org to enter today.

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