AXII : Call For Entries

The time has come to elevate your most radiant design for all to see – and you’re invited to join the show at the Twelfth Annual Design Awards. Will the stars align and make you a winner? The heavens only know.

Submit Your Entries Here

It is recommended that each entry be entered into the one category that you think your entry fits most accurately in terms of its purpose. You may choose to enter the same piece in more than one category. Please be aware that you’ll be required to pay a separate fee for submitting to each category, even if the entry is the same. Ultimately, the entry is eligible to win an award in only one category. Judges retain the right to reclassify entries from one category to another or to select only components of the submission for honors.

Announcements and Cards
Branding and Identity
Corporate Communications
Design for Good
Editorial Design
Environmental Design and Signage
Experimental Interactive*
Information Graphics
Micro Sites*
Mobile Games and Applications*
Motion Graphics + Video*
Online Campaigns, Ads and Promotions*
Package Design
Personal and Noncommercial
Public Service and Pro Bono
Social Media*
Student: Digital and Integrated*
Student: Print
Sustainable Design
Traditional Promotions and Advertising
Typeface Design
Websites: Business and Corporate*
Websites: Consumer*

* Digital Categories: Must submit a public, non-password protected URL that showcases the work. This is required to ensure screen-based work is evaluated on-screen.

* Students: All work created while attending school must be submitted in one of the student categories. Work created while at professional internships must be entered into the professional categories.

All entries must have been published/produced after April 2015. The same project cannot be entered into the awards two years in a row, unless it has undergone significant content and design changes.

AXII entries need to be no more than FIVE individual physical pieces (packaging, photographs, etc.) If an entry has more than five components, please deliver the physical entries that best showcase the work and consider submitting a photograph/print (as one of the five entry elements) that showcases more of the components and the breadth of the project.

Deadline for Entries: Monday, April 18, 2016
Extended Deadline: Friday, April 22, 2016 (Late Fees Apply)
All physical entries must be delivered to the AIGA/AIA office no later than 5:00pm on Friday, April 22, 2016 to be eligible for judging.

So what do I win?
Winning entries will receive exposure through the A12 Design Annual catalog and will be honored at the A12 Awards Gala and Exhibition in the Fall of 2016. Winners may be asked to provide additional copies or high-resolution digital files of their winning entry for use in the exhibition.

Entry Fees
AIGA KC offers a streamlined fee structure: no exhibition and printing fees, and no series entry fee for up to five individual physical pieces. If you wish to submit more than five pieces, please create a second entry.
Nonmembers: $65 per entry
AIGA Members: $45 per entry
AIGA Student Members: $25 per entry
Extended Deadline Fee: $15 per entry
Exhibition & Printing Fee: FREE

Questions? For further information, please email

Submit Your Entries Here


Jenny Lam

Jenny Lam is a co-founder of Jackson Fish Market, a hybrid startup and design consultancy focused on making and designing beautiful software experiences. They’ve shipped over dozens of software products in the past 9 years. Their flagship product is A Story Before Bed– the first (and only) service that lets parents, grandparents, and children record video of themselves reading children’s books and play it back as often as they like on the Mac, PC, or iPad.

When Jenny isn’t running her business, she spends time serving on the AIGA National Board of Directors. She was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Technology by the Puget Sound Business Journal and was awarded Seattle’s Best Startup Designer.

Mary Kate McDevitt

Mary Kate McDevitt is a letterer and illustrator living and “letterstrating” in Philadelphia, PA. Mary Kate graduated from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration in 2007.

When Mary Kate is not in the studio, she enjoys drinking coffee, thrifting, riding bikes, watching News Radio with her boyfriend Fred DiMeglio and renovating her home.

Christopher Simmons

Christopher is a Canadian-born, San Francisco-based designer, writer and educator. Among his enduring accomplishments as AIGA San Francisco Chapter president (2004–2006) were the creation of San Francisco Design Week, and the introduction of the first public design-oriented lectures at the Apple Store. On completion of Simmons’ tenure on the board, mayor Gavin Newsom issued an official proclamation declaring San Francisco to be a city where “design makes a difference.”

Simmons is the principal/creative director of the noted San Francisco design office MINE™, where he designs and directs projects for a variety of clients, including Facebook, Microsoft, SFMOMA, Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster, and Obama for America.He is also the author of four books, the most recent of which, Just Design, focuses on design for social change.

Published March 22, 2016
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