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.
Now in its fourth year is the Celebrity Celebration. Previous speakers include newspaper columnist Dear Abby, animal spokesperson Jack Hannah, comedian Bill Cosby and this year TV personality Bob Newhart. Last year, Bill Cosby spoke to a sold-out audience in the Mansfield Center.
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.
Back by popular demand, another 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
2014 makes the 3rd 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.