The 50th Dallas Show
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Procrastinators and perfectionists rejoice!!!
We are extending the deadline in two ways:

  • Registration deadline is now tomorrow (Friday) night at 11:59 pm.
  • LATE Registration will open Saturday and run thru next Friday, 4.20, but each entry will increase by $10.

The Region’s Most Prestigious Industry Honor

The Dallas Show is the leading juried competition + awards show for professionals in the Southwest. We seek to recognize and honor the region’s top creative work in advertising, design, interactive, illustration, and photography.


Erik Marinovich

Lettering Artist & Designer, Co-Founder, Friends of Type

Renata Graw

Founder and Creative Director of Normal design studio in Chicago.

Tyler Deeb

Art director, designer & founder of Misc. Goods Co. and a Louisville native.

Adam Garcia

Creative director, designer and illustrator at Portland, OR-based studio, ThePressure.

Moira Cullen

PepsiCo Vice President - Global Beverage Design, is responsible for developing design strategy and systems across the beverage portfolio and leading new growth initiatives.

2018 Key Dates

April 20 Call for Entries Closes at 11:59pm
April 24 Physical Entries Due for Judging (Details Below)
April 26 Join us for Happy Hour with our Judges! Details to come
May 1 Regular-Priced Tickets on Sale
June 9 The 50th Anniversary Dallas Show


Location The Dallas Museum of Art
Valet Complimentary
Dress Creative Black Tie


7:00pm Gallery Viewing
8:30pm Dinner Under the Chihuly Glass
9:00pm Awards Presentation by Emcee, Ad Man and Comedian, Chris Smith


Single Entry $75.00 $90.00
Series/Campaign $90.00 $105.00
Early Bird Ticket $125 $150
Regular Ticket $150 $175

Awards + Recognition

Accepted entries will be displayed at the Dallas Museum of Art the night of The 50th Anniversary Dallas Show on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Awards (in the form of light bulbs – bronze, silver, and gold) go to the best work as recognized by our judges.


Work published between March 24th, 2017 and April 12, 2018 is eligible for entry. Regardless of its name, the Dallas Show is open to all creative companies and individuals, regardless of company location or what market(s) entered work appeared in. Only final, published work may be entered in the Dallas Show. Spec work for a real client, solutions created but not published for a real client, or fictitious work created as exercises or experiments may not be entered. Student work cannot be entered in the Dallas Show, but is welcome in the National Student Show and Conference’s competition; visit for details.

Entry Process

To compete, entrants must first register all desired entries and pay appropriate amount online. The Dallas Show registration portal opens February 28th and closes at midnight on April 12th. After entries are registered and paid for, proceed to physical entry submission:

Physical Entries Due for Judging

Once registered and paid for, entries are due for judging by 5pm on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018. No exceptions. Any work received after this time will not be judged. Please send entries to:

Clampitt Paper
ATTN: 2018 DSVC Dallas Show
9207 Ambassador Row
Dallas, Texas 75247

Please do not call Clampitt with any questions regarding entries.
Contact Dallas Show Chair, Katie Kitchens at dallasshow@dsvc .org for more information.