Submitted work must have been produced in the Pittsburgh region between January 1, 2012 and February 22, 2013, and made available to an audience by a work’s creator(s). Vendors may submit work only with written permission of the creator. No work previously submitted for AIGA Pittsburgh’s annual juried show may be entered.
Undergraduate and graduate student work is eligible for submission and will be judged in its own category. Student work does not have to be mass-produced to qualify for the competition.
All entries will be submitted using an online submission tool, which includes a requirement to upload images of each entry; hard copies of each entry must also be submitted under the following guidelines.
Each submission must include brief answers (less than 100 words) to the following questions found on the entry website. Bullet points will be accepted. Judges will review this information in conjunction with viewing the work, and the information will be displayed with winning entries.
1. What were the goals and objectives for this project?
2. Who was the intended audience?
3. Were there any notable challenges to overcome?
Prepare, Package & Send
In order to reduce environmental waste, AIGA Pittsburgh requires that all hard copies of work be submitted unmounted. All entries from a single entrant should be sent in one package or envelope. If there are too many pieces to fit into one package, the entrant may submit multiple packages. Our new online system will provide labels to be affixed to each piece. Interactive and time-based media can also be submitted via our website through our online entry tool. For more information about submission requirements please visit our Rules page.
In addition to hard copy submissions, all entries will need to include an electronic image of the piece uploaded via the online entry tool.
For hard copies of all entries, submit only actual work. Printed images will be accepted only for environmental graphics, interactive, and packaging/3D entries. Entries must be accompanied by:
1. A completed master entry form which is generated by the submission website.
2. Two copies of a completed individual entry form for each entry—one affixed to the back of its corresponding piece, and one with the master entry form, again generated by the competition website.
3. Payment in full via credit card on the submission website or via check/money order. Make checks payable to AIGA Pittsburgh.
4. Package all pieces together for submission. Please mark all packages AIGA Pittsburgh: PGH365 with submitter’s name and phone number on the package.
We regret that entries and disks cannot be returned. However, work may be picked up on the day that the show is dismantled. Full details will be available at a later date.
Entries must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday February 22, 2013 to avoid the late fee. Late entries will be accepted until Friday, March 1, 2013. All entries must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday March 8, 2013 and all late fee’s will be waived. Send all entries packages to:
UPDATE: Please note: If you are submitting work at the last minute, Art Groll and LindenmeyrMunroe have graciously agreed to accept physical pieces until Wednesday, March 13. Any piece received at their offices by Wednesday can still be submitted for the show! However, all entries must be in the system TODAY by 5 pm.
c/o Art Groll
1005 Beaver Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
AIGA Pittsburgh has lowered submission rates for this year so you can enter more work while spending less.
One to four entries $40 per entry
Five to nine entries $35 per entry
Ten or more entries $30 per entry
AIGA Contributor Members
One to four entries $36 per entry
Five to nine entries $32 per entry
Ten or more entries $27 per entry
AIGA Supporter Members
One to four entries $30 per entry
Five to nine entries $25 per entry
Ten or more entries $20 per entry
AIGA Sustaining Members
One to four entries $25 per entry
Five to nine entries $20 per entry
Ten or more entries $15 per entry
$15 per entry
Student AIGA members
$10 per entry
Items in a Series
Up to five pieces grouped as one entry can be submitted as a series. We have eliminated the series fee, but if you want a piece to be judged on its own, just as in prior years it must be submitted as its own entry, separate from the series.
If you miss the February 22, 2013 deadline, please include a flat-rate late fee of $20. (That’s $20 total, whether you enter one, five or twenty entries.) Late entries must be received by March 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm.
Join Today and Save
Join AIGA today and save on PGH365 submission fees, contribute to the influence of design, further your professional development and connect with a welcoming community of peers. www.aiga.org/join
Submit your work online here!
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Anne Bemis by phone at 412.254.3054.