365: AIGA Year in Design
A famed competition, redefined for today's designer.
365: AIGA Year in Design celebrates your passion, hard work, and dedication. For agencies big and small as well as those going it alone, we're recognizing excellence and representing innovation across all categories of communication design, from print to web to service to spaces—both physical and virtual.
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Meet the Jurors for 365: AIGA Year in Design—Famed competition captures a 360 degree view of design’s brilliance over the last 365 daysRead More
We are pleased to announce Lucille Tenazas, Henry Wolf Professor of Communication Design at Parsons School of Design, will serve as the chair of this year's competition! Meet the jurors!
Keetra Dean Dixon
About 365: AIGA Year in Design
Since its founding in 1914, AIGA has celebrated design excellence within the profession. Today, research shows design and design thinking are essential to innovation; design is at the heart of successful businesses. And we know competitions are a valuable benefit to our members. Competitions at the national, regional, and local level have been 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 around the world. As the largest contemporary membership association for design we are committed to creating pathways for you to get your latest work out in front of those you care about most—to help you stand out from the competition, reach wider markets, and fuel growth in your career.
365: AIGA Year in Design is a 360-degree view of design over 365 days. This competition publicly celebrates designers, design teams, and their clients for effectively working together to design creative solutions for challenges presented by businesses and organizations. Designers are key to solving complex problems, especially now as companies large and small are forced to adapt, pivot, or reinvent themselves to stay relevant. As your professional association, we want to celebrate your brilliance.
The call for entries open December 8, 2022. All deadlines are at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Early Discount Deadline:
*Extended deadline is March 8, 2023.
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If work is selected by the jurors, an email notification will be sent to entrants of winning work in late-Summer 2023.
Juror selections will be published in a collection on the competition website and shared across AIGA channels. Recognition includes:
- Showcase in the online Winners Gallery;
- Official press release distributed to leading industry outlets and media providers;
- Official digital assets, including competition logo for winners to self-promote;
- Coverage on AIGA social media channels;
- Coverage in AIGA newsletters.
Jurors will be announced in March!
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There are three deadlines and member discounts to create multiple pathways for participation while also covering the costs of producing a competition at this scale, including admin, marketing and communications, platform fees, designer fees, and more. By entering early you save more and help us prepare for the judging phase.
AIGA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. As the largest contemporary membership association for design, AIGA connects and builds community through awards, advocacy, education, research, writing, and resources for every career stage. All entry fees support AIGA’s programs and move our mission forward.
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 look forward to celebrating you in 2022!
Call for Entries Cycle
Call for Entries Open
December 8, 2022
Call for Entries Close
March 8, 2023
Summer 2023 (subject to change)
Fall 2023 (subject to change)
It was inspiring and energizing to facilitate the open and thoughtful discussion of this year's entries and to participate in the often vigorous debates regarding what work stood apart from other entrants.
365: AIGA Year in Design of 2021 Chair
The collection of winners is eclectic and diverse which, in an interesting way, reflects the world we currently live in.
Creative Director, Alfalfa Studio, New York, NY
It's the best record created as a snapshot of the work from each year.
2014 AIGA Medalist and Chair, ArtCenter Undergraduate and Graduate Graphic Design, ArtCenter College of Design
The 365 competition has been the go-to-showcase for everyone—client and practitioner—to view incredible work with incredible stories, its absence has been a major loss . . . and so its revival will be a major boon.
1999 AIGA Medalist and Co-Chair SVA MFA Design, The Designer As Entrepreneur Program
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