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Never Saw The Light of Day presented by Early Light Media

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Never Saw the Light of Day (also known as the Trashy Awards or simply The Trashys) is an award show, fundraiser, and event unlike any other in the industry—an exhibition of Baltimore’s finest ideas and projects that never had a chance to shine because, for whatever reason, they never made it out the door. The show brings Baltimore’s advertising community together as we share our ideas and projects all while raising money for a great cause: The AAFB Scholarship Fund.

100% of ticket sales and money collected during the event will go directly to the AAFB Scholarship Fund.

Admission Includes:

— Two (2) beer tickets
— Catering by Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey
— 10 voting tickets (to get you started) That’s right, as an attendee, you’re an official awards judge!
— An exclusive look at never before seen creative genius
— A fun night of socializing for a good cause!


It sounds negative but hear us out! The awards are meant to be informal, quirky, fun, and memorable, which at its core is the essence of this event. The winners receive tiny trashcan trophies, but that doesn’t mean we think the work is garbage. On the contrary, our intent is only to keep this lighthearted. We love our work, we love our clients, and no one is trashing anyone; we’re just sharing the ideas we had that didn’t go anywhere. And here’s the fun part — you have to attend to view any of it. Photos of submissions are strictly prohibited.


All attendees will enjoy food and beverages while networking and checking out some pretty amazing creative work. Attendees will vote for the Trashy Award winners by dropping vote tickets and/or cash into labeled jars for each entry. 10 vote tickets (included with admission) will be provided to each guest to get voting started and additional votes can be purchased or cash can be used to cast additional votes.

A 50/50 raffle will also be held.

The three entries with the most votes will receive the coveted 2017 Gold, Silver and Bronze Trashy Award.


The AAFB Scholarship fund is awarded to select students pursuing an undergraduate or post-graduate degree in advertising, communications, journalism, radio/TV, commercial art, photography, marketing, public relations, or related advertising fields. Candidates are carefully evaluated by the AAFB Scholarship Selection Committee on their academic achievements, volunteer contributions to their community, and representative samples of work in advertising related disciplines.

OUR SPONSORS ROCK! Check em’ out:

Early Light Media (Title Sponsor)
Gilah Press + Design (Bar Sponsor)

ADG Creative (Gold Sponsor)
HBP, Inc. (Gold Sponsor)
Indigo Ink (Gold Sponsor)
ORANGEHAT Design (Gold Sponsor)

HAVAS helia NA (Silver Sponsor)
BAKER DONELSON (Silver Sponsor)


Peabody Heights Brewery
401 East 30th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
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