Public Service Project
Brought back in 2016, this committee goes through and application and interview process to select an area non-profit to benefit from the committee's marketing expertise pro-bono.
Past recipients have received logo designs, radio and television commercials, print layouts, brochure designs, billboards, and organizational name changes.
The selection process begins with an application than can be obtained by clicking the PDF link below. Applications are due by close of business on March 18, 2016. Three finalists will be selected and interviewed. The Public Service Committee will announce this year’s recipient on March 30, 2016.
Great Falls Non-Profit Organizations who have benefited from the marketing services of GFAF include:
- Great Falls Food Bank
- St. Vincent DePaul
- Children’s Receiving Home
- Crime Stoppers
- Voices of Hope
Public Service Application
American Advertising Awards
AAF - Great Falls hosts the Montana component of this national competition designed to recognize creative excellence in the advertising industry. There are separate categories for professionals and students. Winners advance to District XI judging and then onto the national stage.
Completing its fifth year is the Celebrity Celebration. Previous speakers include newspaper columnist Dear Abby, animal spokesperson Jack Hannah, comedian Bill Cosby, and TV personality Bob Newhart. This year we partnered with the Great Falls Voyagers to bring country star Josh Turner to perform at Centene Stadium.
Business, Advertising & Marketing Workshop
Initiated in 2014, this is an all-day bi-annual event held at Great Falls College - MSU for 100 area high school juniors and seniors. Industry professionals from television, radio, newspaper, graphic design and ad agencies provide the students with a “real life” look into what it’s like to be in a vide variety of media professions.
This is a full-day series of presentations geared toward area non-profits to maximize their marketing efforts. This is presented in association with the United Way but not limited to their member agencies.
Colors of Fall Art Show and Expo
2015 makes the 4th Annual event for this art show. Our
goal is to create an environment for new and established
artists to connect with the Great Falls community. As the show has grown, we are now attracting artists from across the region.
Budding Artists Program
Within the Colors of Fall Art Show and Expo is the Budding Artists Program. This is an opportunity for area high school students to submit work to be judged by professional artists. Their art is on display during the event with ribbons and cash prizes awarded to the top entries.