The Rockies Award Show highlights the best creative advertising work completed during the previous year. It is the largest creative ad show in the State of Idaho and is an official event of the Idaho Advertising Federation. Any individual, student, agency, and/or business with a clever tagline or well-executed advertisement may enter the competition.
The submission window for the 2019 Rockies opened on Monday, January 7th, 2019.
The early-bird entry deadline is Friday, February 8th, 2019.
The late deadline is Friday, February 15th, 2019.
This year, Judging weekend will take place on March 1st and 2nd in downtown Boise, Idaho.
Introducing the 2019 Rockies Judges!
Tom Cocke, The Buntin Group
After graduating from Washington & Lee University, Tom moved to Atlanta to attend The Portfolio Center. He began his career at BBDO Atlanta working on Delta Air Lines while continuing on as an instructor at The Portfolio Center. Tom moved to Nashville for his first tour at Buntin in the 90s working on Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Next came a 5-year stint at Wray Ward in Charlotte where he worked on Continental/General Tire. He returned to The Buntin Group in 2001 and has contributed to virtually every Buntin client over the last seventeen years.
Tom’s work has been recognized by The One Show, Communication Arts, New York Festivals, Clio, OBIES, EMMYs, ADDYs, London International, Jay Chiat Awards and even the International Bluegrass Music Association. He has been awarded Nashville Copywriter of the Year three times. He’s judged both the Effie Awards and the national American Advertising Awards. Currently, he gets his kicks working on a short film about Route 66 and running a small vintage antique business @madcenturyvintage.
Leila Singleton is a hands-on art director in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her interest in advertising was piqued at age 11, upon noting that all the colors in a pain med’s TV spot matched its logo (ooh, subliminal!). That interest and a love of drawing led to a BFA in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art & Design.
Leila started as an ad agency art director in Colorado, moved on to build a CVB’s in-house design division in San Francisco, and then went solo, working with two departments at the University of California, Berkeley; San Francisco’s iconic Stern Grove Festival Association; and Prosper.com.
Leila’s work appears in over 20 books and magazines, and has been exhibited in locations such as Times Square, New York City, and Kharkov, Ukraine. Organizations that have recognized her work include Creative Quarterly, GD USA Magazine, and Graphis; the latter recently honored her with a Silver Award in their Advertising Annual 2019.
Leila judged the Society of Typographic Aficionados’ Catalyst Award in 2017 and the ONE Condoms Design Contest in 2016. She’s excited to check out the talent in Idaho’s advertising industry.
Say hi on Twitter: @leila_singleton
Silver Cuellar III, Brunner
Silver Cuellar III is an Associate Creative Director at Brunner in Atlanta, Georgia. He specializes in strategic brand building, Pokémon Go, and facial hair. Silver has spent the past 15 or so years working at McGarrah Jessee, Mullen, The Richards Group and BBDO, on everything from fried chicken to ladies underpants. Along the way he’s been fortunate enough to gather recognition from CA, The One Show, Archive, Obies, Clios and his parent’s refrigerator door.
Outside of work you can find Silver roving the Georgia countryside, poking around various local barbecue establishments as he is also a self-taught Meat Whisperer.
Currently, he resides in Roswell, Georgia with his high school sweetheart Susan, their 8 year-old daughter and future stunt woman Sophia, 4 year-old Silver the 4th, 34 month-old toddler Simon Bear, as well as 65 collective pounds of dog fur known as Lilly Von Pants.