AIGA-AZ Best Of 2021 Call for submissions now open!

Contribute the best work you've done this year to AIGA Arizona's design archive and be entered to win Best of 2021 honors at Phoenix Design Week!

Your submissions will be presented in an online gallery and open for public voting during the week leading up to Phoenix Design Week (*end), from Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 22, 2021. The entry that receives the most votes will be announced as Best of 2021 at the end of the Phoenix Design Week (*end) virtual conference on Sunday, October 24. The AIGA AZ board of directors may also choose to award special recognition depending on the number of entries and votes received.

See last year's Best of 2020 Gallery

Afterwards, all entries become part of AIGA Arizona's permanent archive that was started in 2014 as an ongoing effort to catalog and chronicle the people and creativity that make up Arizona's vibrant design community. Learn more about the AIGA Arizona design archive.

The rules are easy: There is no entry fee – yay! The only requirements are (a) you must have been a resident of Arizona at the time the piece was created, (b) the project was first created between September 15, 2020 and October 15, 2021, and (c) there is a limit of 2 entries per person/firm (for items such as a brand project or a campaign, please submit multiple related executions as a single entry).

P.S. Save and send your physical entries, too!

Just because we’re going virtual with the Best Of gallery again this year doesn’t mean that we won’t eventually want to show a live exhibition again one day! Please save up and send us your physical samples for the permanent AIGA AZ collection – and if you get them to us before October 15, we may even feature you during the Phoenix Design Week (*end) conference, regardless whether your entry receives the most votes or not. Check the box for "physical artifact" in the form below to let us know it's on the way, then follow the delivery instructions in your submission confirmation email.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2021

No matter who you are — individual designer, agency, in-house group, and students — we want to see and show off what you have been working on this year. Ready, set, go: show us YOUR best of 2021!

Yes! Please consider my work for the AIGA AZ Design Archive and the Best of 2021 vote during Phoenix Design Week. I am submitting (choose all that apply):

About Your Submission


Other Contributors

you would like to mention who were integral to this project, such as designers, illustrator, writer, developer, printer, photographer, etc.

Description

Attach Cover Image(s)

Please attach up to 5 still images (JPG or PNG) that best represent your submission. The first image will be used as the cover image in the online gallery, so choose a good one! For Web/Interactive/Motion projects, please include a representative still or screen shot that will be your cover image in the gallery.


SPECIFICATIONS
  • Hi-res JPG or PNG preferred, up to 5MB file size.
  • Cover image #1 must be JPG.
  • You may submit up to 5 images if you wish to show multiple elements of a brand or campaign.
  • MUST BE formatted in 16:9 ratio HORIZONTAL 1920 x 1080 preferred.
  • The form will also accept a multi-page PDF document if you would like to contribute it to the permanent AIGA Arizona archive, however, no pages of the PDF will be shown in the Best of 2021 online gallery.
  • Please use the following file naming convention:
    "Last Name_Agency_Title of Item_2021" (Example: Smith_StudioX_AcmeBrochure_2021.jpg)

Web/Interactive/Motion Projects

In addition to a still digital image requested above, please include the following.


Submitting a Story

Use this area to contribute a story about your experience with design in Arizona this past year. Any particular standout memory, acclaim you received or short quip you would like to share? What message would you like to leave to the future about where we've been as a design community, and where we're going? What do you feel has been your contribution to making Arizona what it is today?

Major Hint: This is our favorite thing to read and really helps the viewers connect with you and your entry! (150 words max)


Anything else?

Enter any comments or questions about your submission below. For general questions, send a note directly to the AIGA AZ Archive Team c/o Kathy Morgan

Ready To Submit? Just One More Step...

Please double-check all your entries for accuracy. AIGA Arizona cannot be responsible for errors or omissions in your submission. You will receive an email confirmation of this entry for your records.


Certification - By checking the box below, I hereby certify that I am the rightful owner, original creator and/or copyright owner of the work submitted, or that I have written permission from the rightful owner(s) to distribute, display and reproduce this submission. Furthermore, I authorize this submission to be reproduced, displayed and/or distributed by AIGA Arizona and AIGA in perpetuity, in whatever form it chooses, whether as a physical exhibition, digital catalog, website, printed, or other form.