For more than 35 years, AIGA50 has elevated design excellence in the DMV. This year, AIGA50 seeks to honor the creativity that’s broken the barriers of these past three years. 

Calling all creatives in DC, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia! Presented by AIGA DC, AIGA50 honors work from professional and student designers that embodies our creative spirit.

Every other year, AIGA50 attracts entries from top agencies and in-house studios around the region. Past entrants include AARP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Design Army, Deloitte Digital, Duke & Duck, Grafik, Humans Who Play, Marriott International, NIH, National Gallery of Art, Polygraph, The Washington Post, Threespot, and Viget.

AIGA50 also honors students pursuing their design educations at institutions across the DMV. 

This year, we want to celebrate the innovative creative work that broke barriers over the past two years. Entry into the AIGA50 competition is open to everyone in the DMV, not just AIGA members. That said, AIGA members enjoy discounted rates on entry fees, but as a gift for reading this post, you’ll get 15% off when you use code AIGA50BLOG during your own entry submission!

Awards Gala

For the first time since 2018, AIGA50 will host an in-person gala in the late spring 2023 to celebrate honorees and exhibit their work. This celebration of design excellence will pay tribute to our winners and give AIGA members across the DC region a chance to meet!

Make your submission by 11:59 pm on March 24 to be considered for this year’s competition!

Sponsorship Opportunities

We’re looking to partner with organizations who support our mission of elevating the region’s creative community. This year, we have sponsorship tiers at various levels with opportunities to expose your brand to our audience. An AIGA50 sponsorship will get you in front of hundreds of AIGA members in our region and tens of thousands of our email subscribers and social media followers.

We also realize the value in all donations and the importance of in-kind contributions. We welcome goods, services, or even space that help bolster our events and fundraising activities. Examples include: food services, entertainment, printing, raffle prizes, and advertising.

By becoming a sponsor, you’ll be helping us continue to deliver excellent programming, like AIGA50, while also gaining exposure to thousands of creative professionals in our network.

So whether creative individuals are your target market or you’re looking for one to join your team, we can help you make those connections.

Learn more about our sponsorship tiers or fill out our sponsorship interest form today to learn how we can help you achieve your marketing goals.

By JP Madrid
Published March 13, 2023