2019 Creative Awards


Join us for an incredible evening dedicated to recognizing standout creative work and the people behind it. The night begins Thursday, May 16, as we take over the beautiful and historic Union Station in downtown Northampton at the biggest Creative Awards Show yet.

The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts is celebrating its 110th year with a new, energetic board of creative directors, strategists, marketers, animators, and designers. We are driven to turn our region into the creative powerhouse we know it to be, and the 2019 Creative Awards show is the platform we are using to recognize and highlight the incredible work that is getting us there.

Please purchase tickets with the button below. The deadline for purchasing tickets to attend the awards show is May 10, 2019.

Event Information

May 16, 2019
6:00 pm - Cocktail Hour             
7:00 pm - Awards Show

Northampton Union Station
125 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA  01060

Our venue for the 2019 Creative Awards is also the inspiration behind this year’s artful Constructivist aesthetic. Built more than a century ago, the Northampton Union Station is an historic landmark that has been a gateway to presidents, writers, artists, and industrialists alike. The building has been transformed from a booming train station into a premiere entertainment destination over time, and we are excited to showcase the area’s best creative work in one of its most inspired spaces. 

On the evening of the awards show, a catered selection of gourmet hors d'oeuvres and finger foods will be provided. A cash bar with a selection of spirits, wines, and beers will be available. Photography will be provided by Stephanie Craig Photography.

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Parking: Complimentary on-site parking is provided in the adjacent Union Station parking lot. Additional street parking is free after 6pm. The Northampton parking garage is a 5 minute walk away and costs 75¢ per hour. Directions can be found here.


Meet Our Judges

We are pleased to announce the judges for the 2019 Creative Awards. Our judges represent more than fifty years of award-winning industry experience. They have worked agency-side, client-side, in higher education and beyond. The Ad Club of Western Massachusetts is honored to host this panel of judges to help make the 2019 Creative Awards our biggest awards show yet!



Kevin Mann is a Creative Director working in upstate New York. An industry veteran with 30+ years of experience, Kevin has worked at big agencies like Leo Burnett Worldwide and eventually started his own firm, Campdesign. Most recently, he joined the creative team at the Saratoga Springs office of Fingerpaint. Kevin has worked on a wide range of clients — from small nonprofits to national brands like Johnnie Walker, McDonald’s, Keebler, and Kellogg’s. Kevin also served as an Adjunct Professor of Advertising at the esteemed Newhouse School at Syracuse University — the #1 communications program in the country. He has over 200 students working and excelling in the ad world and beyond.


Anna Rubino is the Strategic Design Leader at BIC, where she collaborates with a variety of teams to drive standout creative work and translate competitive data and customer feedback into award-winning visual strategies. For two decades, Anna has built her career in the for-profit and nonprofit worlds by creating award-winning work for Costco, Dollar General, Staples, Target, Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart, and Sam’s Club — along with numerous community initiatives and local nonprofits like The Get In Touch Foundation’s crusade against breast cancer.


Robert Comire is a Creative Director at LEGO, where he leads award-winning creative teams as they tell stories that travel around the world via integrated campaigns and branded content stretching across digital, social, broadcast, and retail. Robert has also worked on the agency/client side working for a variety of iconic brands including Gatorade, Hallmark, Kellogg’s, MillerCoors, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Wendy’s. Robert’s work has received industry recognition from AIGA, AdClub, American Advertising Federation ®ADDYs©, CLIO Awards, Communication Arts, Graphis, and HOW Magazine.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!  

Andrew Associates
Black Birch Vineyard
Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.
Open Pixel Studios, LLC
Ramon Financial Services, LLC
TSM Design

Special thanks to Marcus Printing, The Official Printing Partner of the 2019 Creative Awards.


A limited number of awards show sponsorships remain. Please contact us with questions about the competition, the show, sponsorships or to learn more about the Ad Club of Western MA. Special thanks to Stephanie Craig Photography for the use of previous years' Creative Awards photography.