Why you should attend: The value of the Anvils

Spencer Perry

Anvil season is upon us! While we’re all looking forward to celebrating the best Calgary’s ad world has to offer, there’s more to this event than shiny hardware and schmoozing.


A community award show like this has value because it brings together a group of like-minded people in a way unlike any other. It’s the one time of year we all put on our evening best and come together to mark the year that was and get excited about what’s to come.


Value can be a bit of an abstract content, so here are some specific reasons to attend this year’s Anvil Awards:


Be amazed!


The Calgary creative world is everything you’d expect from an energetic, young, and proud city. The quality of work in past years has climbed with each iteration of the Anvils, and this year’s will be no exception. If you’re looking to see what the local advertising and marketing community can do, the Anvils will give you a crash course.


Meet people!


For attendees and winners alike, the networking opportunities at a community award show are bound to impress. You’ll see professionals from every corner of this business, and have a chance to chat in a relaxed, fun environment. It’s a completely different way to make new friends and contacts than meeting over coffee in the middle of a hectic work day.


Celebrate everything!


Even if your work isn’t up for an award, cheering on your friends and the amazing work in Calgary is fun in itself. The excitement waiting for the next round of winners, the on-stage hijinks, and the chit chat around the bar are infectious. You’ll leave the evening proud you got to share such a special moment with so many talent people.


Do more!


Each time I’ve attended a community award show like the Anvils, I’ve left inspired and motivated to do more in my day-to-day work. It’s a healthy competitive spirit that causes everyone to elevate their game, hopefully just in time for next year’s awards!


So, what are you waiting for? Get your Anvil Awards tickets here before they’re gone!