Richmond's biggest celebration of creative talent and work

The Richmond Show is our annual award ceremony which recognizes the best advertising work from around the region for the previous year. Interactive. Advertising. Design. Production. Student work. These campaigns are the toast of the town and are celebrated as such. The show also recognizes industry individuals and students for their hard work with the Ad Person of the Year award and the Excellence in Creative Education and Women in Advertising Scholarships.

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Watch the show

We will be streaming the show here on richmondadclub.com and with live commentary on YouTube, on June 3rd at 6:00pm.

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Submit your work

Submit your single and campaign submissions by April 15 at 11:59 PM.

๐Ÿ’ผ Entry categories

Review the entry categories prior to submitting your work to see whatโ€™s the best fit.

๐Ÿ“œ Eligibility guidelines

See if your work qualifies for submissions.

๐Ÿ“ Meet this year's judges

See who will judge this year's entries.

๐Ÿ† Ad Person of the Year nominations

We love to recognize members of the community who are making the largest impact.

โšซ Cannonball information

For nearly 30 years, the Richmond Show has honored advertising greats with the infamous cannonball.

โšซ The Cannonball is retired, so what's next?

We're working on a new award for the Richmond Show and we need your help!ย 
Special thanks to this year's sponsors
Timeline

Key Dates

The Richmond Show is the Central Virginia's most respected symbol of success.
Call for entries open

March 1, 2021

Early entry deadline

April 8, 2021

Final deadline

April 15, 2021

Judging Takes place

April 2021

Winners notified

May 2021

Winners announced at the richmond show

June 3, 2021

Special thanks to this year's sponsors

๐Ÿ† Browse all of the winners

We recognize standout work by local advertising, marketing and production shops, with out-of-town judges making the selections in competitive categories. Awards are presented as cannonball-shaped trophies.

See the winners
The Cannonball trophy.

Past Richmond Shows

Here are the past Richmond Shows.
2020

DystopiAD

Virtual
2019

Special Operation: The Show Must Go Online

Virtual
2018

Rodeo

The Hippodrome
2017

Olympiad

Altria Theater
2016

Adventure

Grand Renaissance Hotel
2015

Psychadelic

Hotel John Marshall
2014

The Roaring Addies

Location Name
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