2021 Creative Awards


For more than a century, the Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts has recognized exceptional advertising, design, and creative work made in our region.

Now in 2021, we invite our community of illustrators and videographers, strategists and designers, copywriters and photographers to come together and kick off a new decade of amazing creative work in western Mass.

Based on great feedback from members and non-members alike, the 2021 Creative Awards show is moving to September 14, 2021.



Entries remain open through
AUGUST 12, 2021

Our submissions platform lets you save your entries and revisit them anytime before August 5, 2021 — and with expanded categories for design, copywriting, and photography you'll want to start the process now.

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Submit your work through
AUGUST 12, 2021

Speaking of process, ours has never been easier. We've simplified the rules and eliminated physical entries entirely, due to COVID restrictions. And, as always, Ad Club members receive a discounted rate. Members will receive a personalized discount code via email.

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Attend the show
SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

Join us in celebrating western Massachusetts' best creative projects of the past year. Meet the agencies, marketing departments, and freelance artists behind the work.

Consider taking a sponsorship opportunity! (See event details for more information.)

Note: The City of Northampton's Board of Health issued a Mask Mandate on August 10 for all indoor businesses in town. What does this mean for our event? All guests will need to be masked upon entrance and exit. Once seated in the banquet hall at Union Station, guests will be welcome to remove their masks, if they feel comfortable doing so.

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Robert Comire is Group Creative Director at Cigna, where he leads strategy and creative for their award-winning in-house agency. Prior to Cigna, Robert made stops on the agency and brand-side working for a variety of iconic brands including; Gatorade, Hallmark, Kellogg’s, LEGO, Coors, MTV, Nickelodeon and Wendy's. Robert’s work has received industry recognition from AIGA, Ad Club, American Advertising Federation (ADDY's), CLIO Awards, Communication Arts, Graphis and HOW Magazine.


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. 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 





Meghan Rothschild has over 15 years experience in Marketing and Public Relations. She has been a public speaker for over 14 years, specializing in topics such as social media, marketing strategy, public relations, melanoma survivorship, and living with endometriosis. She was featured in one of 2011’s most shared YouTube videos called Dear 16 Year Old Me, and a national campaign for the American Academy of Dermatology. Her work in skin cancer awareness landed her an award from Cosmopolitan Magazine along side Kristen Bell and David Wright. 


Steve Nagle ... His name might not be Bax or O’Brien, but he is the most talented, best looking and funniest person on the popular Rock 102 morning show. Steve lives in Huntington with his two daughters, coincidentally the same two daughters who caused him to lose all of his hair. He lives on the edge by not watering down his condensed chicken noodle soup from the can. He also enjoys fresh fruit.


And our 2021 sponsors!

Many thanks to our event sponsors for 2021! Your support is greatly appreciated.

Read more about great sponsorship opportunities to highlight your business. Email us for more information.