The Richmond Show

The Richmond Show brings together creatives from Richmond and surrounding areas to celebrate their exceptional talent and hard work.

Creative professionals and students are encouraged to submit work for judging in the Advertising Show, the Interactive Show, the Design Show,  the Production Show, and Student Show. We also take this time to recognize outstanding individuals and award them with the Women In Advertising, Creative Excellence, and Ad Person Of The Year awards.

Quick Facts

Richmond Show Stats


submissions in 2023


Bridges awarded in 2022


agencies, nonprofits, professionals and students entered work


attendees in 2023

Winners Gallery

Take a look at some of the award-winning work from past shows.


The Richmond Show judges are intellectually diverse leaders with renown across the impact industry. The judges expertise spans across issue areas such as LGBTQ advocacy, racial equity, climate justice, mental health, gun control and so much more.

Adam Cote

Freelance Creative Director
Adam Cote is a creative director, writer, video director and editor with over 15 years of experience at places like Arnold Worldwide, MullenLowe and Sapient. After starting his own creative studio, he’s created traditional, video and experiential work for brands like Visa, Boston Dynamics, BMW, Marriott, and Coca-Cola. His work has been recognized by D&AD, New York Festivals, Cannes Lions and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

John Carlson

NiRey Reynolds

Director of Creative Impact, North America at McCann
As Director of Creative Impact, North America at McCann I work along with the Co-Chief Creative Officers of both North America and New York primarily supporting the creative department by organizing and nurturing creative ideas. I am also the liaison for awards and creative industry initiatives. As a personal advocate for these initiatives, I am a Senior Producer for D&AD Shift with Google. An industry-led night school program for new creatives. Shift creates an accessible space for self-made talent to learn from and connect with the industry, establish a network and find job opportunities. Prior to these roles, I was the Education Manager at The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, producing The Young Ones Student Awards, and heading the Education department. Born and raised in New York City, I attained a Bachelor's degree from Loyola University New Orleans before returning to New York to earn a Master's degree in Branding and Integrated Communications at City College.

Lap Le

Lead Designer at Media.Monks
Lap Le is based in Los Angeles, CA. He currently is a lead designer at Media.Monks and teaches in the graduate program at Otis College of Art and Design. Previously he has worked for Virginia Commonwealth University, Nickelodeon, Syfy, and Wow Huh.


Interested in sponsoring the Richmond Show? Talk to us about the opportunities.

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Fable Branding

Fable is a full-service branding agency providing strategy, design, advertising, and digital services to clients in virtually every category.
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RVA Happy Hours

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The King Agency

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LaDIFF is Richmond, Virginia's premier furniture store offering a wide selection of modern furniture for living, dining, bedroom, outdoor, & more!
Exit Table Sponsor


Founded in 2013, SBDigital is a full-service progressive political strategy and advertising firm. We provide our clients with the creative edge needed to win tough campaigns and provide them with the highest level of service and attention, making high-quality digital advertising accessible to campaigns both up and down the ballot. Our full-service advertising team are experts in digital advertising, targeted email, list building, website design, social media management, and email fundraising. Our principals have proven track records winning tough races and helping campaigns develop and deliver consistent and compelling messages rooted in real values and real people.
In-Kind Production Sponsor

BES Studios

BES Studios is one the region's top award-winning Film, Broadcast, and Commercial video production companies. Boasting a 3,500 square-foot broadcast studio with cyc wall, a team of visionary and dedicated producers and directors, award-winning cinematographers and crew, and imaginative editors, animators, and audio recording engineers, BES has a tradition of producing outstanding, award-winning commercials and films.
In-Kind Photography Sponsor

On Three Photography

On Three Photography, a lifestyle, event, and product photography business, is co-owned by first generation Americans Wing Ong and Kegham Hovsepian. Wing is first generation Vietnamese American and Kegham is first generation Armenian Palestinian American. Both have traveled and photographed countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. It’s their diverse experiences and open perspectives that helps them achieve their goal of capturing the culture of brands and individuals and telling their story through impactful imagery.
In-Kind Voiceover Sponsor

Paul Schmidt Voiceover

Paul Schmidt is a voice actor and VO business coach based here in Richmond. His experience includes clients like Apple+, Daltile, Cisco, Yahoo, Anthem, The Ad Council, EY, GE Appliances, Lenovo, Delta Airlines, Mondelēz, Paychex, Merck, Deloitte, McKesson, and hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses. He can be heard in national, regional, and local commercials, Hollywood feature films, corporate and branded content, explainer videos, e-learning and corporate training, medical narration, and more. For more information and demos, check out
In-Kind Printing

Richmond Printing Service

As a full service printing company, Richmond Printing can handle any printing task, as well as bindery, trade show displays, and variable data printing.
In-Kind Decor

Sonder Event Co

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Past Shows

Reminisce on past Richmond Show themes and winners.