Central Pennsylvania Creative Professionals -- Education + Networking + Philanthropy + Awards
Every year, the Bracket Awards showcase the very best in advertising, design and broadcast work from Central Pennsylvania. It’s our marquee event and is truly inspiring to see the great work produced in our region.

The Bracket Awards

We held our fifth Bracket Awards gala in June 2019. With almost 100 entries across more than 30 categories, it’s safe to say there is a diversity of creative talent in Central PA. As always, it’s a juried competition judged by independent out-of-town agency creatives (this year from New York City). Gold and silver awards were presented by our emcees from Happy Valley Improv and the catered event attracted marketing, communications and design professionals from creative agencies, businesses and academia.

Your Entries

Each year, we’re blown away by the quality of work. Our 2019 judges noted that many of the winning entries would favorably stand up to big market competitors. To us, that’s a really big deal.

In the end, folks enter their work for all kinds of reasons. Ones we hear the most are:

  • Inspire your team
  • Reward your creatives
  • Feel good about yourself
  • Get some external validation

Whatever the rationale, the Brackets are a great opportunity to show off your work and get a bit recognition in the process.

Our Sponsors

In addition to Bayard Printing as our title sponsor, we had a variety of agencies, service providers and local businesses sponsor the gala. The upside for all of them was getting their company in front of just about every creative, marketing and communications professional in the area. Each year, event promotion lasts over 6 months and sponsorship includes featured placement in Brackets Program (which is a keeper), exposure in quite a few emails and on our website.

2019 Bracket Program (click to download)


Winners Get Way Cool Trophies

2019 Brackets at 3 Dots Downtown