01 November 2009
25 November 2009
New York, United States
The selection of AIGA's annual juried competitions represent the best work across all disciplines of communication design and strategy. As such, they become part of the AIGA Design Archives, a searchable visual database of exemplary design, 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. AIGA will display all selected entries in two exhibitions in the Fifth Avenue gallery at the National Design Center in New York and at other appropriate venues in 2009-2010.

Above: View of the central gallery space. Photo: (c) 2009 Peter R. Peirce, Inc. Source: www.aiga.org

Public exhibition

The "365: AIGA Annual Design Competition 30" exhibition will be on display at the AIGA National Design Center through 25 November, 2009.


AIGA National Design Center
164 Fifth Avenue
New York City
United States


Gallery hours at the AIGA National Design Center are Monday through Thursday, 11:00-18:00, and Friday, 11:00-17:00. Admission is free and open to the public.

Call for entries

The call for entries for the 365: AIGA Annual Design Competitions 30 is now closed.


  • Work in all media that has been designed, produced and used in the marketplace between 1 January and 31 December 2008 is eligible.
  • School projects are not eligible.
  • Following AIGA's membership in Icograda (International Council of Graphic Design Associations) and in keeping with a deepening commitment to demonstrating the importance of diversity, entries from all countries will be eligible for AIGA competitions for the first time in AIGA's history. In order for the jury to understand the content and context, entries that are
  • in languages other than English must include a brief English translation.
  • Submit only actual work; no photographs accepted.


Each entry must fit one of the six categories listed below. If you're unsure, select the category that most closely describes the purpose of your entry. Judges retain the right to reclassify entries from one category to another or to select only components of the submission for honors.
  • Branding
  • Entertaining
  • Experimenting
  • Informing
  • Packaging
  • Promoting

For more information regarding each category, please visit the AIGA website.


Full submission requirements can be found on AIGA's website.


AIGA's suite of competitions is widely recognised 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.

Visit the AIGA website  for more details related to categories, eligibility, submission requirements, fees, and more.

For further information or questions, please contact:

Gabriela Mirensky
164 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States
T: +1 212 710 3143
F: +1 212 807 1799
W: http://www.aiga.org
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