2017 Gem Awards Show/Presentation

The judging is complete! The winners of the 2017 Gem Awards have been selected – only one thing left to do – Party! The show will be at the Idaho Falls Country Club. Food, drinks and mingling are from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with the awards presentations beginning thereafter. Tickets are available now – reserve your table/seats today!

Media and Goods Auction


Join us for our annual fund raising event!

Thursday, December 15th @ 7 p.m.
A Street Soup Market
445 A Street, Idaho Falls

IFAF will be auctioning off advertising packages, swag, gifts, and services to be used by local advertisers in 2017. Proceeds provide cash for travel expenses incurred by our 2 local National Student Addy Competition clubs: BYU-I and ISU. Suggested admission: donations of canned food items requested.

Lunch & Learn … Play Ball!



Play ball!

Lunch and Learn with Idaho Falls Chukars General Manager, Kevin Greene, Thursday, May 19, at Dixie’s Diner. Mr. Greene will present “Marketing Minor League Baseball with Major League Expectations.” Please join us for this informative and entertaining Lunch and Learn.

See ya there!

Mix, mingle and lunch @ 11:30am
Presentation/Speaker begins @ Noon

$12 – Members $15 – Non-members
Price includes lunch!

Special Lunch & Learn Presentation!


This month’s Lunch & Learn will be on Wednesday, April 27th (instead of our usual Thursday) so that we can bring you a very special presentation!

Join us as we welcome the 2016 BYU-Idaho National Student Advertising Competition Presentation Team – second place winners at this years District XI National Student Advertising Competition in Bozeman! The team will present their award winning campaign for Snapple.

Mix, mingle and lunch @ 11:30am
Presentation/Speaker begins @ Noon

$12 – Members $15 – Non-members
Includes lunch!

Gem Wars Over: Order restored in galaxy.

The 2016 Gem Awards Show was the best yet. Emcee Mike Nelson and the staff at IE Productions put on a captivating spectacle, somehow appealing to Star Wars nerds and regular people alike. If you missed it, you are one light saber short of an amazing swagbag. AlphaGraphics came away with the night’s top honors, tons of winners were crowned, and the year’s best creative was presented. Here’s a full list of this year’s winners.

2016 Gem Awards Show, March 11

The judging is complete! The winners of the 2015 GEM Awards have been selected – come and see the most creative stuff from Eastern Idaho! The show will be at the Idaho Falls Country Club. Food, drinks and mingling are from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with the awards presentations beginning thereafter. Tickets are available now!

February Lunch & Learn with Jan Rogers

JanRogers1.jpgJoin us for a special Lunch & Learn event on Thursday, February 18th and Dixie’s Diner.

The CEO of REDI (Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho), Jan Rogers, will be our guest speaker.

Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho  was established in April 2015 as a public/private partnership established to help diversify and strengthen the economies of the fourteen counties of Eastern Idaho by retaining and attracting business to the region.

As CEO of REDI, Ms. Rogers will work closely with community partners to promote economic development through expansion of existing business and by implementing a focused consistent marketing program to attract new businesses to the region.

Prior to joining REDI, Ms. Rogers was the Executive Director for the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) for 14 years.  She has also spoken or participated as a panelist at several national, state and local economic development conferences. Since 2013, Rogers has been invited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the U.S. government’s business investment initiative, SelectUSA, to attend the annual White House Economic Development Forum.  Ms. Rogers is currently on the board of directors of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and is also past president of the Idaho Economic Development Association (IEDA).

Mix, mingle and lunch @ 11:30
Presentation/Speaker begins @ 12:00

$12 – Members $15 – Non-members
Includes lunch!

Hope to see you all there!


2016 Gem Awards Call For Entries!

2015-gem-wars-poster-24x36If this year’s Gem Awards you enter, find out how your work stacks up against Eastern Idaho’s best advertising creative, you will.

Jan. 29, 2016 by 5 p.m. final entry deadline is. If cash you wish to save, hit the early-bird deadline of Jan 15, 2016 at 5 p.m. you must!

If questions you have, Idaho Falls Ad Fed contest director Steve Fischbach you can email, or at 524-1777 you may call.

But first, the entry packet you must download. Everything you need to get started it has.

OK — enough of the Yoda speak.

This year we’ve made a couple changes that improve things for everyone who enters. First, the deadlines have been pushed back to a more workable timeframe. Second, all Diamond award winners AND Star Garnet winners will be forwarded to the Rockies Awards in Boise, so your chances of advancing in the competition basically double. So download the packet and get started.

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2016 Call for entries video


Lunch & Learn: 2016 Gem Awards!

Gem Awards season is upon us once again – time to look back through the past year’s projects and get ready to show off your best work at the 2016 Gem Awards!

In preparation, this month’s Lunch & Learn is all about the Gems. Steve Fischbach, director of the IFAF Gem Awards Committee will get us all up-to-speed on everything we need to know about changes to this year’s competition and how it will affect participants. You’ll also be able to pick up entry packets and submission envelopes … so, mark your calendars now and make plans to attend!

The Gem Awards is our biggest event of the year, and your attendance at this luncheon will help make sure that this year’s awards will be the best ever!

Lunch & Learn: 2016 Gem Awards!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Dixie’s Diner
11:30 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m.

$12 – Members $15 – Non-members
Includes lunch!