PGH365 2019

AIGA Pittsburgh’s Annual Design Competition and Exhibition is a celebration of the designer’s struggle and success in finding solutions that are effective, meaningful, and beautiful. Selected entries demonstrate the designer’s role and process, and the value of design to the community. We invite you to participate in this important showcase.

This year’s exhibition will be presented on Friday, April 5th, 2019. Additional information will be available soon.

Submissions are open Wednesday, February 13th through Tuesday, March 26th. Online submissions must be completed and physical pieces must be received by March 26, 2019. Any submissions not received by the due date will unfortunately not be considered by our judges for inclusion in the show.

Ready to get started?

Step 1: View competition rules
Step 2: View submission details
Step 3: Submit your entries

For further information or questions, please email pgh365@pittsburgh.aiga.org

Thank you to our sponsors:

Art Groll
Broudy Printing

Submit

Logos must be printed in color on a letter-size sheet and submitted in the grouped entries envelope.

Items in a series (up to five pieces grouped as one entry) must be mounted as a group; each piece in the series should have a label attached indicating that is a part of a the series. **If participants wish to have a piece from a series judged on its own, the piece must be submitted as its own entry, separate from the series.

Three-dimensional work such as packaging must be photographed and the photo must be submitted in the grouped envelope. If the package is small enough to be conveniently included or flat packed, the actual package may be submitted.

Interactive media and video must be submitted with a single color print of 4 screens from the project on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. If the piece is available online at the time of judging, only the URL needs to be submitted. Video pieces should be uploaded to a video service such as vimeo or youtube, with the URL for those pieces submitted via the online entry form. If the piece can not be made available online, it should be submitted via email to pgh365@pittsburgh.aiga.org. For UX and web work, consider sharing a video walkthrough to ensure judges do not miss any pertinent functionality. If the file is shared via online file sharing service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc it must be accessible for two months after the competition deadline. Please name file as FirstNameLastName_TitleofEntry.mp4

Large format work that is larger than 16” x 22” will be accepted, optionally mounted on illustration board at the size produced, up to 26” x 40”. If work is larger than 26” x 40” it will not be accepted into the competition and returned before judging. Please contact AIGA Pittsburgh with any questions about specific entries.

 

Prepare & Package

Participants must send a physical representation of submitted work for judging and exhibition (if the entry is selected). All pieces from a single entrant should be sent in one package or envelope, when possible.

The online submission system will email labels that participants must print and affix to each piece (on lower back-side corner if possible). A url must be provided in the online submission system for interactive and time-based media entries. Physical pieces should be provided in the same form that the audience engages with it. Printed images of the work will be accepted only for environmental graphics, interactive work, and packaging or 3D entries. Selected entries will be displayed as submitted. (Please refrain from mounting on foam core.)

1. One copy of a completed individual entry form for each entry
2. Payment in full via credit card on the submission website or via check/money order. Make checks payable to AIGA Pittsburgh.
3. Package all pieces together for submission. Please mark all packages AIGA Pittsburgh: PGH365 with submitter’s name and phone number on the package.

 

Send

Online submissions must be completed and physical pieces must be received by March 25, 2019.

Send all entries packages to:

Lindenmeyr Munroe
c/o Art Groll
1005 Beaver Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

We regret that entries cannot be returned. However, work may be picked up on the day that the show is dismantled. Any work left behind will be donated to area schools.

 

Pay

Payment for entries can be made through the online submission system. Join AIGA today and save on PGH365 submission fees. Members contribute to the influence of design, further professional development, and connect with a welcoming community of peers. To become a member before submitting to PGH365, visit www.aiga.org/join

AIGA Sustaining Members    
One to four entries  $25 per entry
Five to nine entries  $20 per entry
Ten or more entries  $15 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 Contributor Members   
One to four entries  $36 per entry
Five to nine entries  $32 per entry
Ten or more entries  $27 per entry

Non-AIGA Members
One to four entries  $40 per entry
Five to nine entries  $35 per entry
Ten or more entries  $30 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.

 

Ready to submit?

Did you read the Rules? Great! Submit your entries here.

For further information, please email pgh365@pittgsburgh.aiga.org

What to Enter:

Any work produced in the Pittsburgh region and put forward to an audience between January 1, 2018 and March 15, 2019 is eligible. No work previously submitted for AIGA Pittsburgh’s PGH365 may be entered again. Undergraduate Student work is not eligible for submission in PGH365, and students are encouraged to enter our new student competition, Context, which will exhibit with PGH365. Graduate level students are encouraged to enter any professional work in PGH365.

Submit all bound items and single-sheet items as-is, in the grouped entries envelope. Selected entries will be displayed as entered. (Please refrain from mounting on foam core.)

We regret that entries cannot be returned. However, work may be picked up on the day that the show is dismantled. Any work left behind will be donated to area schools.

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

 

How to Enter: 

All PGH365 entries are processed through our online system.

Before you begin the process of entering the competition, please have the following information and materials ready. This will make your submission process go quickly.

  • Your contact information for registration and notification
  • Title of entry
  • Firm/Creator
  • Client
  • Team members
  • Partners
  • Other credits
  • Entry URL (if applicable)

Explain
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. The information provided will be displayed with the selected 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?

 

How should I submit my work?

View submission details or submit your entries here.

For further information, please email pgh365@pittsburgh.aiga.org.

Each year, AIGA Pittsburgh welcomes a panel of 3 recognized jurors, representing a cross-section of design, to review and select entries for our annual design competition & exhibition; PGH365. This exhibition highlights the best work produced in the region and is truly a celebration of the designer’s struggle in finding solutions that are effective, meaningful and beautiful.

Our judges will be joining us in Pittsburgh during the week of the exhibition and they are as excited as we are. So read about them, follow them on social media, let them know what they should be sure to see while they’re in town, ask them some questions…you know, do as Mister Rogers would do…be neighborly!

Check out our Upcoming Events to see where you can meet our judges in April, and catch them all at the Opening & Exhibition.

2019 PGH365 Judges

 

Sucha Becky

Sucha is creative director at Washington, D.C.’s Design Army, a multi-disciplinary creative agency that serves clients worldwide with an exacting attention to detail and unparalleled vision. Sucha received a B.F.A. with honors in Communication and Graphic Design from King Mongkut’s Institute, Thailand, before transferring to College of Art + Design and School of Visual Arts in New York City. With working experience in Thailand and the United States, she has formed a rich set of skills and unique perspective in design and art. Design Army has received international acclaim for their colorful, expressive work for Neenah Paper, the Hong Kong Ballet, Maryland Institute of College and Art,  Human Rights Campaign, Harper McCaw, CityCenterDC, and more.

Follow Design Army on Instagram at @designarmy, and see Sucha’s work on Cargo Collective and in Communication Arts.

 

Jason Kernevich

Philadelphia-based Jason Kernevich is a founding partner and creative director of Heads of State. The award-winning design studio produces posters, book covers, branding, and illustration for a diverse and impressive list of clients including Apple, Penguin Books, Starbucks, Nike, Subaru, and United Airlines. Jason is always thinking. About projects, songs, and tacos. His ancestors were coal miners and fishermen and he misses the rivers and streams of his youth. When he’s not designing or writing, he’s chopping garlic and listening to baseball on the radio.

Find him on Instagram at @jasonkernevich.

 

Joseph Carter-Brown

Joseph refers to himself as a “devsigner” because he blends his technical and design skills to create brand, web, and user experiences. He believes design strategy is as equal a part of the creative process as design in visual application. He’s the web strategist for Charles Street Research, a financial services firm located in Baltimore, MD.

You can find Joe on Instagram @abrowncreates, sharing his life through daily color palettes in his photo series #365daysofcolor. Joe is also the President of AIGA’s Baltimore chapter.