AIGA design competitions

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

Juried design competitions

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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. Make sure to submit your entries by the early deadline of February 10, 2017.
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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 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. This competition will not be held in 2014 (see “Justified”).
aiga-redesign-awards-2015-833-thumb AIGA (Re)design Awards
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.