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2021 AIGA Awards Celebration

You‘re invited! Show your support and join us as we celebrate Archie Boston, Jr., Terry Irwin, Cheryl D. Miller, and Thomas Miller (posthumously) as the recipients of the 2021 AIGA Medal; and Johanna Drucker and Alissa Walker as the recipients of the 2021 Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary! Funds raised will support AIGA Scholarships.

Front and Back of the AIGA Medal.

We are thrilled to include the AIGA Awards Celebration at the 2021 AIGA Design Conference, A Brief History of Now. Whether through admission included with your conference registration (Full-Access Pass and Tuesday Day Pass) or by purchasing an individual AIGA Awards Celebration Only Ticket*, we can’t wait for you to help us honor the esteemed recipients of the 2021 AIGA Medal and Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary.

Celebrate with us!
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Time: 5:30–7:00 p.m. ET | 2:30–4:00 p.m. PT

The awards will be presented via Zoom. To learn more, visit the Tuesday schedule.

Individual AIGA Awards Celebration Only Tickets are available. Funds raised will support AIGA Scholarships.

*Registered attendees will receive an email with instructions to access and view the program the day of the event. Check your inbox for details!

Program

  • Welcome remarks by Bennie F. Johnson, AIGA Executive Director
  • Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary awards presented by Jessica Helfand, Co-Founder, Design Observer
  • AIGA Medal awards presented by Hugh Weber, Chief Executive Officer and Creative Counsel, We Must Be Bold, The Great Discontent, and Institute of Possibility and Forest Young, Global Brand Design, Rivian
  • Closing remarks by Ashleigh Axios, AIGA President and Chief Experience Officer & Partner, Coforma

Meet the 2021 AIGA Medal Recipients

Established in 1920, the medal of AIGA—the most distinguished honor in the field—is awarded to individuals in recognition of their exceptional achievements, services or other contributions to the field of design and visual communication. The contribution may be in the practice of design, teaching, writing, or leadership of the profession.

We’re thrilled to recognize Archie Boston, Jr., Terry Irwin, Cheryl D. Miller, and Thomas Miller (posthumously) as the recipients of the 2021 AIGA Medal.

Meet the 2021 Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary Recipients

Established in 2017, the Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary spotlights individuals who best exemplify the tradition of prolific writing and boundless curiosity. This award celebrates critical thinking about design and the profession, and it encourages development in the next generation of design voices through a variety of media.

We’re thrilled to recognize Johanna Drucker and Alissa Walker as the recipients of the 2021 Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary.

Awards Celebration Only Ticket/Donation Levels

*Select your ticket/donation level to reserve your spot. Funds raised through the 2021 AIGA Awards Celebration will support AIGA Scholarships.

AIGA Awards Celebration Only Tickets/Donations are 100% tax-deductible. No refunds for cancellations.

Ticket/Donation Level

$25 *

AIGA Awards Celebration Only Ticket for non-conference attendees and/or AIGA Scholarships donation.

100% tax-deductible.

Ticket/Donation Level

$75 *

AIGA Awards Celebration Only Ticket for non-conference attendees and/or AIGA Scholarships donation.

100% tax-deductible.

Ticket/Donation Level

$150 *

AIGA Awards Celebration Only Ticket for non-conference attendees and/or AIGA Scholarships donation.

100% tax-deductible.

Ticket/Donation Level

$275 *

AIGA Awards Celebration Only Ticket for non-conference attendees and/or AIGA Scholarships donation.

100% tax-deductible.

Ticket/Donation Level

$500 *

AIGA Awards Celebration Only Ticket for non-conference attendees and/or AIGA Scholarships donation.

100% tax-deductible.

Celebrate with this year's recipients and support AIGA Scholarships!

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2021 AIGA Design Conference

September 20–24, 2021 Virtual

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