Competitions & Campaigns

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

Active & Upcoming

Call for Entries

50 Books | 50 Covers of 2020

This survey of book design represents perhaps the longest-standing legacy in American graphic design. Beginning in 1923, the AIGA Fifty Books of the Year competition was a yearly mainstay. A time-honored tradition, this celebration of books design aims to identify the 50 best-designed books and the 50-best designed book covers of the year.

Live Design Competiton

Command X

The Command X was run on two consecutive days via a Zoom webinar. Our contestants had one week to complete the first challenge, and one day to complete the second. Each night, the live audience will voted for a winner to receive that evening's prizes. In addition, we had an opportunity for our audience members to chat, answer questions, and win giveaways.

Portfolio Opportunities

July 13–16, 2021

AIGA Portfolio Festival

In July 2021, AIGA hosted its second annual Portfolio Festival—a week-long virtual festival supporting students, recent graduates, and those looking to refresh their portfolio as they look for new jobs—at home.

Find out what they learned and watch this page for updates in summer 2022.


Nominations Open

AIGA Awards

Through national and regional peer nominations, AIGA honors design leaders, forward-thinking companies, and those who have inspired engaging commentary about design and culture. Each year, committees and panels assemble to review  nominations from the design community and identify individuals and companies doing excellent work now.

Scholarship Opportunities

February 2022

AIGA Wordstudio Scholarships

AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships benefit underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships are awarded annually to encourage social and environmental responsibility and cultural awareness in the next generation of artists and designers.