AIGA Celebrates the Innovation and Inspiration of the Design Community with the Competition Reboot of 365: AIGA Year in Design


April 07, 2022

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New York, NY—AIGA, the professional association for design, is pleased to announce the return of the famed competition, 365: AIGA Year in Design, a 360-degree view of design over 365 days. This competition celebrates designers, design teams, and their clients for effectively working together to design creative solutions for challenges presented by businesses and organizations. For agencies big and small as well as those going it alone, this competition recognizes excellence and represents innovation across all categories of communication design, from print to web to service to spaces—both physical and virtual.

“AIGA conveys the story of design to the world and we are excited to re-launch 365: AIGA Year in Design to celebrate the transformative designs that are impacting the world around us,” said AIGA’s Executive Director, Bennie F. Johnson. “Designers are key to solving complex problems, especially now as organizations are adapting to better manage and thrive in our ever-changing world.”

“We want to celebrate the diversity, resilience, and brilliance of the design community doing excellent work now. That’s why we’re bringing back 365: AIGA Year in Design,” said AIGA’s Director of Development, Heather Strelecki

Evolving over time, the competition was first launched in 1924 as "Contemporary Printing for Commerce." Since then, it has been called: "Printing for Commerce" (1925–1953); "Design and Printing for Commerce/Fifty Advertisements of the Year" (1954–1967); "Communication Graphics" (1968–2000); and "365: AIGA Year in Design" (2001–2011). Now—more than a decade later, and nearly a century since its inception, when so much in the world has changed—we are celebrating designers of today and their clients who are investing time and passion into developing creative solutions for projects of all sizes.

Because design is at the heart of successful businesses, AIGA is committed to creating and restoring pathways for designers and design teams to raise awareness of their work and its impact. Competitions are instrumental in identifying emerging and hidden talent within the design community, recognizing effective visual design solutions in the marketplace, and communicating the added value of design to adjacent industries. Work selected by jurors will chronicle the contributions of design and designers to business value and visual culture. 

Categories for 365: AIGA Year in Design:

  1. Brand and Identity Systems
  2. Civic Design
  3. Corporate Communications
  4. Editorial Design
  5. Entertainment Design
  6. Environmental / Experiential Design
  7. Experience / Product / Service / Systems Design
  8. Illustration / Photography
  9. Information Design / Data Visualization
  10. Immersive Design
  11. Motion / Animation
  12. Package Design
  13. Promotional Design and Advertising
  14. Social Design
  15. Typographic Design

Eligibility: Work in all media is eligible if it has been designed and/or produced between January 1 and December 31, 2021.

Enter 365: AIGA Year in Design.
Learn more about the competition.

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Amy Gwiazdowski

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AIGA, the professional association for design, advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, AIGA brings together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and creates the vision for a collective future. AIGA defines global standards and ethical practices, guides design education, inspires designers and the public, enhances professional development, and makes powerful tools and resources accessible to all.