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Thank you to all who participated! The call for entries is now closed. Judging will take place this spring and selections will be announced in the fall.
How does insightful, well-executed and beautiful design create value for clients?
The most effective design combines craft, design thinking and passion to solve complex problems. Creativity, innovation and inspiration are married with empathy, insight and systems thinking to achieve great results and meet clients’ objectives. “Justified: AIGA Design Competition” will collect and showcase the stories behind the best design, to demonstrate the collective success of the design profession.
Show the world how your work measures up! Whether your project was for a global Fortune 500 company, a national nonprofit or a local small business, tell the story of your challenge. Share your results. Explain why your design matters.
An esteemed jury, led by Clement Mok will select the most successful entries based on four basic criteria—concept, impact, process and aesthetics—to publish on AIGA.org. Together, the “Justified” selections will serve as exemplars of great design, clearly authenticating the value of design to clients, students, peers and the general public.
Gather information before you begin the entry process. We suggest you type up the information in a separate document and edit to comply with maximum word counts, then paste it into the online submission form. Having the information ready to go will make the entry process as smooth as possible, and will help you avoid losing your data if the system times out.
Allow yourself time to complete the online entry well in advance of the deadline.
After you log in to the competitions system with your AIGA
credentials, you will be required (*) to submit the following:
You will be asked to upload images to illustrate your project. Although only one image is required, at least four images are recommended per submission (maximum 12).
For each image there will be two additional fields. You will need to provide the following information (100 words or fewer) for each image:
Brevity is encouraged; thoughtfulness and completeness are critical. (The word limits below are maximums, not targets!)
This information will help the judges understand the context for the project. Provide: contact name, project title, client, industry, discipline, project duration and release date.
This section should summarize the project brief, including a project's objectives and a description of the audience or market that it is intended to reach and influence.
Address some or all of the following questions (350 words or less):*
Provide background about the industry and/or market info (350 words or less).*
Some questions you might consider in responding:
Many design solutions are necessarily part of a broader strategy. This section should identify the related ideas or concepts that define the solution as well as the plans for implementation that address challenges and satisfy market demand. Please provide links to studies, reports or reference materials if you feel this would shed additional light on the challenge.
Address some or all of the following questions (500 words or less)*
What formal or informal research did you do? (250 words or less)*
Research can contribute to a design’s success at both its formative stage and in evaluation. Research undertaken to inform the design process should be listed, as well as any research that was undertaken to measure effectiveness. Please describe the consequence of the research. Anecdotal
evidence is just that—please don't confuse this as a measure of effectiveness.
Project team (200 words or less)*
What was the composition of the team, their role and involvement? Please include members of partner firms if it's applicable.List team members using the format “Title/role: First_name Last_name” (e.g., “Art director: “Sarah Smith” or “Copywriter: John Bains”).
This section addresses your design solution and includes the opportunity to describe the challenges you faced.Address some or all of the following questions (500 words or less)*
What challenges were inherent in the project? (350 words or less)*
Tell us how your project was received by your client/users/customers. To the extent that you are able, provide data measuring the effectiveness of your design solution.Project effectiveness (350 words or less)*
Why do you think the solution meets and/or exceeds the goal(s) initially set?Measures of effectiveness (350 words or less)*
If quantifiable results about sales, website traffic, viewers, users and/or market share information are available, please provide them.
As a tool for learning, case studies will be most useful if there is budget information. Additional information may be published if your case study is selected.
Reviews, mentions, honors by users, customers or clients (250 words or less)Provide any feedback, quotes, citations and/or URLs from users, customers or clients. This information will be used to give the jury context about your project and may be published if your work is selected. (optional)Anything else you’d like to share? (350 words or less)Include anything else you'd like to share with the jury! You may use this section to share project-related website URLs. (optional)
To give the jury the best representation of your project, you are encouraged to upload more than one image. In addition to the final product/design, upload “process,” prototype or development images.
Images (minimum one; maximum 12)*If possible, provide photos or image documentation of the project prior
to your involvement, including anything that you were not able to
explain in the written format (e.g., photo of competitors, before shot,
For each image, you will need to provide:
Video (maximum 3)If you'd like to share a video clip or reel for your project, please enter the URL. (optional)
For each URL, you will need to provide:
By submitting work to the competitions, the entrant acknowledges the right of AIGA to use accepted work for reproduction in competitions-related publications; on its website; in the ensuing exhibition of the competitions’ selections; and for educational and AIGA-related noncommercial promotional purposes.
Still have questions? Go to the competition FAQs or contact our competitions team.
Eighteen case studies were selected in 2012 by a jury of renowned designers to highlight design’s process and
impact in “Justified,” the AIGA design case study competition.
Each year a discerning group of jurors meets to review entries for
“Justified: AIGA Design Competition,” identifying submissions that will serve as an effective
tool to explain the role of designers in conceiving and implementing
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