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Call for Entries, 365 AIGA Annual Design Competition 31

The AIGA is looking for this year's winners to be showcased within the "AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers of 2009". Hurry though the deadline is March 5, 2010.

Imagine you creative legacy laced within the AIGA Design Archives. If your work is selected in the AIGA annual competitions, countless future designers and potential clients could have access to your work through traveling exhibitions, museums and the AIGA's archives.

Submit any type of communication design work used in the marketplace during 2009. From posters to websites, annual reports to games, motion graphics to packaging, books to interactive kiosks.

AIGA’s suite of competitions is widely recognized as the most discerning statement on design excellence today, extending a legacy that began more than 90 years ago. By means of the competitions, AIGA creates an authoritative chronicle of outstanding design solutions, each demonstrating the process of designing, the role of the designer and the value of design.

This time-honored competition aims to identify the 50 best-designed books and book covers that have been designed, produced and used in the marketplace between January 1 and December 31, 2009, as chosen by distinguished jurors. As such, they become part of the AIGA Design Archives, a searchable visual database of exemplary design, they are exhibited at the AIGA National Design Center in New York and offered as a traveling exhibition for display across the country. The physical artifacts comprise the AIGA Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum. A second set of the awarded books and covers becomes part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection at the Butler Library, Columbia University, New York.

Just follow 5 easy steps to enter:

  1. Select a channel according to what your entry actually is—a book or a cover.
  2. Select a category.
  3. Upload a JPEG of your entry.
  4. Submit payment and print forms.
  5. Send the actual works and forms to AIGA.

Categories:
Jurors for this competition will evaluate each work’s integrated design approach, including concept, innovation and visual elements such as typography, illustration and/or information design. If you prefer a piece to be judged solely on the strength of any one of these elements, please submit it to the appropriate category in “365: AIGA Annual Design Competitions” (separate entry fees and submission requirements apply).

Visit the AIGA site link for more information.

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