AIGA design competitions

AIGA’s design competitions celebrate exemplary design and demonstrate the power of effective design.

Juried design competitions

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AIGA’s annual design competition is now “Cased: Case Studies for the AIGA Design Archives.” Continuing the legacy built by “Justified,” this discerning competition honors case studies of great design as evaluated on concept, process, outcomes, impact, and aesthetics.
Justified: AIGA Design Competition 2013Justified
AIGA’s annual design competition from 2012-2014 collected and showcased the stories behind the best contemporary design to demonstrate the collective success of the profession.
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Each year, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow college students from disadvantaged backgrounds to realize their artistic dreams. 
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The Design Ignites Change | AIGA Fellowship program is geared towards creative professionals with a concept that has potential to ignite positive change. Fellowship recipients receive seed funding to get their project started along with professional guidance and mentoring to help turn their concept into reality.
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This time-honored competition celebrates the year’s 50 best-designed books and book covers, as selected by a distinguished jury. Explore the best-designed books and book covers of 2013.
Beauty Brains365 | Design Effectiveness Competition
AIGA awarded design work that’s both aesthetically pleasing and effective at solving client challenges. The selections in this juried competition represented the most effective work across all disciplines of communication design. This competition will not be held in 2014 (see “Justified”).
aiga-redesign-awards-2015-833-thumbAIGA (Re)design Awards
This biennial design competition is open to design professionals, students, educators, businesses and organizations whose design solutions have a positive impact on our society and environment.


Live competitions

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Held at the AIGA Design Conference, this live design reality show allows up-and-coming designers to step into the spotlight—giving them the chance to break into the industry in front of peers, heroes and potential employers.