AIGA design competitions

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

Juried design competitions

50 Books | 50 Covers competition
Call for entries! This time-honored competition celebrates the year’s 50 best-designed books and book covers, as selected by a distinguished jury. The 2016 competition closed February 24, 2017. Entrants will be notified of their status in summer 2017. Check out the juror selections from the 2016 competiton! View the collection in the AIGA Design Archives.
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Each year, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow college students from disadvantaged backgrounds to realize their artistic dreams. 
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AIGA’s annual design competition in 2015 was “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.
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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. (see “Cased”)
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The Design Ignites Change | AIGA Fellowship program was geared towards creative professionals with a concept that has potential to ignite positive change. Fellowship recipients received seed funding to get their project started along with professional guidance and mentoring to help turn their concept into reality.
Beauty Brains 365 | 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. (see “Justified”).
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This biennial design competition was 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.