Context: Student Design Competition

Context is a new annual event for graphic design students to compete against their peers on a level playing field. The format of the competition is inspired by the former Real Show, the decades-old student competition of The Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington (DC), which dissolved in 2013. Context features four real world design projects, previously completed by real clients of Pittsburgh design agencies.


Eligible students must be enrolled in an undergraduate graphic design or related degree program OR be enrolled in at least one graphic design or related course at the time of submission.


Entries must be received by Friday March 8, 2019.


AIGA Members: $8/entry

Non-members: $10/entry


Winners will be announced at PGH365, AIGA Pittsburgh’s annual show, on Friday, April 5, 2019. Please check for updates about the event.


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Submission of an entry acknowledges the right of AIGA Pittsburgh to use it for exhibition and publication.


Submit here

When & Where
Mon, Nov 30, -0001