DEADLINE EXTENDED to Monday – AIGA Arizona’s Best of 2015 Design Exhibition
Update: Saturday, October 10, 2015
KEEP THEM COMING! We have received so many wonderful submissions that we simply cannot say no to more. And so we’re keeping the window open for submissions until Monday, October 12 at 4 pm MST.

You can drop off your artifacts and digital submissions on Monday at either Sitewire or Morgan and Company up until 4 pm.


Claim your rightful place as part of Arizona’s design legacy by contributing your work and your insights to AIGA Arizona’s Best of 2015 Exhibition.

The Best of 2015 will be displayed during the Method+Madness conference on October 17-18 at the Phoenix Convention Center. All submissions will become part of AIGA Arizona’s permanent design archive, with selected pieces added to last year’s 25th Anniversary Legacy Exhibition. The entire 26-year archive will be displayed March 2016 at the Tempe History Museum!

You do not need to be an AIGA member or attend the Method+Madness conference in order to participate; although, we hope you will.

WHAT TO SUBMIT
We’re looking for entries that represent your favorite work produced during the past year. All items received will be voted upon by the Method+Madness conference attendees. The designer whose item receives the most votes will be awarded a special Best of Show prize.

We’re interested in both physical pieces that can be on display for viewers to handle, like 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.

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 with us any special acclaim, articles, achievements or recollections.

HOW TO SUBMIT
Electronic media may be submitted via the online form below. For physical artifacts, you must complete a submission form, and either deliver or mail the item to one of the addresses below, no later than 4:00 p.m. MST, Friday, October 9. Each item must include a printout of a completed submission form – you will receive an email confirmation that you can print out for this purpose.

Kathy Morgan
c/o Morgan and Company
340 E Palm Lane #320
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Liz Magura
c/o Sitewire
740 S Mill Avenue #210
Tempe, AZ 85281

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 9 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! For more information about Phoenix Design Week, visit phxdw.com.

By communications
Published September 29, 2015