Best of 2017 Call for Entries
Claim your rightful place as part of Arizona’s design legacy by contributing your work and your insights to AIGA Arizona’s Best of 2017 Exhibition.
Back again for a fourth year, the Best of 2017 will be displayed during the Method+Madness conference on October 28-29, 2017 at the Phoenix Convention Center. All submissions will become part of AIGA Arizona’s permanent design archive. Conference attendees will vote on their favorites, and the designer whose entry receives the most votes will be awarded a Best of 2017 prize at the conclusion of the conference on Sunday, October 29.
You do not need to be an AIGA member or attend the Method + Madness conference in order to participate; although, we hope you will be there to bask in your glory in person! If you’re not planning to attend the conference, á la carte guest tickets to the M+M Saturday Reception are available for $10 each. Register here.
WHAT TO SUBMIT
We’re looking for entries that represent your favorite work produced during the past year – from the the smallest business card to a full-out campaign, each of you is part of the Arizona design story. Although the exhibition is entitled the “Best Of”, our true aim is to chronicle what design was about in Arizona this year and hear about why each project was significant to you.
We’re interested in both physical pieces that can be on display for viewers to handle, such as printed pieces, packaging, 3-D, and more, as well as digital work that will be displayed on iMacs. Keep in mind: there is no wifi reception in the convention center, so any digital work must be submitted as static images or freestanding animations, along with a QR code that viewers can use their smartphones to see.
We would also love to hear your insights about design and what others have said about your work. There is a section in the submission form where you can share any special acclaim, articles, achievements or recollections.
Shown in photo above, 2016’s Winner “Teddy Cholla Collective” created by Seandean Anderson and Melanie Lewis. See all the Best of 2016 entries here.
HOW TO SUBMIT (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY OCTOBER 13)
Electronic media may be submitted via the online form below. For physical artifacts, you must complete and submit the online form, AND either deliver or mail the item to the address below, no later than 4:00 p.m. MST, Friday, October 13. Each physical item must include a printout of a completed submission form – you will receive an email confirmation that you can print out for this purpose.
DELIVER OR MAIL ENTRIES TO:
℅ Rani Sweis
7340 East Main Street, Suite 210
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Drop off between 9:00-11:00am or 1:00-3:00pm no later than Friday, October 13.
Contact Kathy Morgan
THE FINE PRINT
There is no entry fee! This exhibition is being produced by AIGA Arizona as a service to the design community.
You may submit multiple pieces, one submittal form per entry. Due to space constraints, all submissions may not be displayed. Work will be curated by members of the AIGA Arizona board of directors.
Submissions must be received no later than Friday, October 13 at 4:00 p.m. MST. Work must have been designed while living in Arizona. Physical artifacts may be picked up after the event, or you may choose to have AIGA Arizona store them as a permanent part of the archive. All submissions will be retained in digital form for AIGA Arizona’s archive.
If you are contributing a physical piece, please provide one that you are willing and able to part with in the event that it is lost or damaged. While we make every effort to treat your work as our own, we cannot guarantee that it can or will be returned in the same condition.
You do not need to attend the Method+Madness conference in order to participate; although, we hope you will! The exhibition is not scheduled to be shown live at any other venue. Display-only conference admission is being considered, all entrants will be notified of viewing opportunity if it becomes available. For more information about Phoenix Design Week, visit phxdw.com.