2016 AIGA SLC 100 SHOW

May 14, 2016
The Gateway Mall

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ABOUT THE 100 SHOW

The Salt Lake City chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, is pleased to announce the 2016 AIGA 100 Show Gala & Benefit. The 100 Show, Salt Lake City’s most prestigious juried competition, honors and showcases the years’ best design. Eligible projects are judged for craft, concept, and aesthetic achievement as determined by our nationally-recognized judges.

We will will reveal and showcase winning entries at the Award Show on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Gateway Mall in the old Anthropologie space. It will be an evening of awards, food, drinks, music and mingling. We'll do this party up right and will honor the amazing (and growing) talent of designers we have in the community. Mark your calendar folks, this is going to be one event that you don't want to miss.

THE 100 SHOW Gala

Venue
The Gateway Mall
116 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Ceremony Date

May 14, 2016

Time

6:30pm Doors Open & Drinks
7:00pm Awards Ceremony

Pricing

Students - $30
Members - $50
Non-Members - $60
Trustees & Design Leaders - Free
Increase at the door - $10

The Judges

photo Nicole Flores

Nicole Flores

Associate Creative Director at Hatch SF
San Francisco, CA

Nicole is an expert at integrating design elements of days past with dynamic, modern styles of the present. With more than 11 years experience, she's a keen problems solver with a firm grasp on raising a brand's relevance. Nicole does not drink coffee. Ever.

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photo Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Owner and Creative Director of Elegant Seagulls
Marquette, MI

Like a baby bird taking flight Ben has grown his studio, Elegant Seagulls, from a one-man operation to one of the largest agencies in MI. As creative director he oversees all things design. When not cracking hilarious jokes Ben enjoys surfing, snowboarding, CrossFit, and spending time with his family and two dogs.

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photo Drew Melton

Drew Melton

Independent Designer & Co-Founder of Carmel Type Co
Los Angeles, CA

Drew is a Graphic Designer who is having an ongoing love affair with lettering & typography. He spends most of his time creating lettering illustrations for advertising campaigns, wine and liquor labels, logos among a wide variety of other projects. These projects have allowed him to work with brands such as Nike, Toyota, Penguin Books, Harrods and Target among others. In his spare time he designs illustrative fonts to sell through the type foundry he co-founded called Carmel Type Co.

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Entry Requirements

  • All entries must have been designed by a Utah-based company or designer within the period of January 2015 through December 2015.
  • Submissions must be the original work of the designer(s). Submissions can be made by anyone associated with the entry.
  • All submissions must have been designed for a client or as a self-promotional piece. Unpublished work is ineligible.
  • The design firm, designer, project name, client and printer (when applicable) must be specified on the entry form for eligibility.
  • Student Entries: All work created as part of a college or university curriculum must be submitted in this category. Work is not required to be published and may be a self-promotional piece. Three outstanding students shall receive a Student Copper Ingot. Select “Student” in the 100 Show Online Entry System.

AIGA SLC Chapter reserves the right to forfeit any entry that does not meet these requirements.

How to Enter

Gather information for your projects BEFORE you log in to the entry system. Unfortunately you will not be able to log in and out of the entry system to build or edit your entries. We suggest you type up the information in a separate document and paste it into the online form. This will make the entry process go smoothly and will prevent you from losing data if the system times out.

A brief is also required. These questions are meant to provide our judges with background that will put the entries in a more appropriate context. Please do not identify the entrant in any way in your answers.

The design problem: What were the goals of the project? Who is the intended audience/users? If you can, describe the issue that needed to be solved or addressed. 350 words maximum.

The design solution: Describe why the design solution was appropriate to the project's objectives. How was the solution successful? 350 words maximum.

Entry Requirements

Print Criteria

Including But Not Limited To: logos, stationery, brand identity sets, packaging, posters, books, packaging, screen-printed t-shirts, calendars, annual reports, book jackets/covers, brochures, catalogs, newsletters, invitations, announcements, etc., and environmental graphics including; signage, way-finding systems, mapping, exhibition design, themed environments, retail spaces, vehicle graphics, and special-event atmospherics.

1) Provide printed samples for judging.
Do not mount. Place all parts of a single entry into one catalog envelope, no smaller than 9 x 12, with a print out of the entry submission form. Catalog envelopes are available at office supply stores up to very large sizes. If your entry is not flat enough to comfortably fit in a catalog envelope, package it in a box or other packaging in which we can safely transport it to judging.

Clearly mark each package “SLC 100 SHOW ATTN: RAISA KUDDUS" and include a printout of the email notification associated with the entry." You do not need to tag the individual pieces within each package.

2) Upload up to four digital portfolio images.
Digital Files must be JPG, RGB, 1500 x 1160 @72 dpi. AIGA SLC reserves the right to shoot new images of any entry if needed. These images will be used in the winners’ book and the presentation at the show, if selected.

Additional requirements specific to sub-categories:

  • Logos
    Provide print-outs of the logo in B/W and in color on separate 8.5x11 sheets of paper or cover stock, and a sample of the logo in use (submit printed stationery, advertising, or print a screen shot of a web site).
  • Stationery
    Provide a printed sample of a letterhead, business card and an envelope. Second sheet may also be included. Considered a single entry.
  • Mixed Media Campaign
    Enter as a campaign to be judged as a set. Can include print, identity, web and/or motion. Enter the campaign as a Print Entry, and include any links or URLs in the Notes field. Submit a 17 x 11 print-out showing all the campaign elements on a single sheet for judging. Judges will be directed to view your web site or video on line using the URL(s) you provide. You may use more than one sheet if necessary.
  • Environmental Graphics
    Applications include, but are not limited to, signage, way-finding systems, mapping, exhibition design, themed environments, retail spaces, vehicle graphics, and special-event atmospherics. Submit printed photos as necessary to represent overall features and design details of graphic elements.
Project Team Credits
If applicable
  • Art Director
  • Designer
  • Developer
  • Illustrator
  • Copywriter
  • Photographer
  • Special Consultant
  • Other
Production Credits
If applicable
  • Print company or other vendor
  • Paper used
Digital Portfolio Images
Required
  • Upload up to 4 images
  • JPG, RGB, 1500 x 1160 at 72 dpi
  • Photos or digital compilations are acceptable
  • Provide screen shots for web and motion entries
  • Horizontal or vertical
Web Criteria

Including But Not Limited To: web site, micro-sites, and interactive design including product and app design. Web and interactive entries must be published on the internet for a client or as a self-promotional piece. All entries must be in English.

1) Provide URL.
You will be prompted by the online submission system to enter the URL of the web site. Web sites will be judged as live, online sites. If your site is no longer active (for example, it was an event-related site or a holiday site), you may provide a designer-hosted URL. If it is not an active site, you may be asked to prove that it was an active site. Web site entries must work within the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari web browsers.

2) Upload up to four screen shots.
These are for use in the on-screen presentation at the show and in the winners’ book. Choose screens that best represent your design. Images can show single screens, a collage, or both. Do not include the browser window or show a computer or phone. Capture screen shots at the largest possible resolution. Files must be JPG or PNG, RGB @72 dpi. Please compress multiple files into a single .zip file.

3) Do not submit any DVDs or print outs. Your online entry is all we need.

Additional requirements specific to sub-categories:

App Design Along with the URL, you may upload a video that demonstrates how the app works directly to our site using the submission system. Please upload ONLY .mov or .mp4 videos.

Project Team Credits
If applicable
  • Art Director
  • Designer
  • Developer
  • Illustrator
  • Copywriter
  • Photographer
  • Special Consultant
  • Other
Production Credits
If applicable
  • Print company or other vendor
  • Paper used
Digital Portfolio Images
Required
  • Upload up to 4 images
  • JPG, RGB, 1500 x 1160 at 72 dpi
  • Photos or digital compilations are acceptable
  • Provide screen shots for web and motion entries
  • Horizontal or vertical
Motion Criteria

Including But Not Limited To: animations for web sites, animated banners, animation for CDs and DVDs, and animation for TV & film, including holiday e-cards, animated advertising, film title credits, and animated commercials (must involve significant graphic design). All entries must be in English. Excludes live-action commercials or films.

1) Upload or provide a URL for your video.
Upload your video(s) directly to our site using the submission system. Please upload ONLY .mov or .mp4 videos, which must be 1280 x 720px. You can showcase your project with up to two videos. If your video is over 500 MB, please provide a URL and do not upload.

2) Upload up to four screen shots.
These are for use in the on-screen presentation at the show and in the winners’ book. Choose screens that best represent your design. Save as JPG, RGB, 1280 x 720px @72 dpi. Please compress multiple files into a single .zip file.

Project Team Credits
If applicable
  • Art Director
  • Designer
  • Developer
  • Illustrator
  • Copywriter
  • Photographer
  • Special Consultant
  • Other
Production Credits
If applicable
  • Additional vendor
  • Paper used
Digital Portfolio Images
Required
  • Upload up to 4 images
  • JPG, RGB, 1500 x 1160 at 72 dpi
  • Photos or digital compilations are acceptable
  • Provide screen shots for web and motion entries
  • Horizontal or vertical

Fees & Deadlines

Submission Deadline

April 4, 2016
(Late deadline April 7)
Judging on April 9

Submission Fees

AIGA Members - $50
Non-Members - $60
Student Members - $40
Student Non-Members - $50

Drop-Off Location
Contravent
Penthouse of Trolley Corners
515 S 700 E
SLC, UT 84102

Monday – Friday
2:30 PM – 5 PM

Drop-Off Instructions

Deliver entries to Contravent office. All entries must be received by closing time on Friday April 8, 2016. This is a drop-off only location. Staff will not be able to answer any questions relating to the competition.

Awards

100 Entries will be selected to receive "Awards of Excellence" certificates and placement in the 100 Show winners book and online winners gallery. The top 7 professionals will receive Copper Ingots. There is no predetermined breakdown of how many of the winners will be print, web, motion, or other. The purpose of the show is to recognize the best design in Utah regardless of the form it takes.

Student Winners
Three student projects will be recognized as Student Winners. Winning students will receive a Student Copper Ingot.

FAQ

Can I volunteer for the 100 Show?

YES! We would love you to help us make the 100 Show come together!

Volunteers are needed to assist in all areas of the Salt Lake City 100 Show—from event check-in to set-up and take-down. Of course there are exciting benefits such as being involved with one of the most prestigious design competitions in the region and hanging out with local leaders in design. But most of all, experiencing this unique event that will help local designers interact and inspire, building a stronger creative community.

Contact Us to Volunteer

How many of the 100 awards will be web sites?

The number of awards given per category will be at the discretion of the judges. They may choose to give 20 awards for web and 80 for other categories, or they may choose to give 70 awards for web and 30 for other categories.

If the winners are not chosen by category, why do we have to enter by category?

Different kinds of entries have different submission requirements. That is the only reason they are separated in the entry system. Printed project entries must provide actual samples of printed pieces in order to be properly judged. Web sites have no physical submission requirements, but require that a URL be entered. Ultimately, the judges will decide which 100 entries are the best, regardless of category.

Can I enter a dot dot dot?

The 100 show is meant to celebrate the best of design in Utah, interpreted as anything designed for a client for commercial use. It must incorporate graphic design, specifically some combination of typography and images. We realize this is open-ended, but we believe that limiting the definition of “design” to print, environmental or web projects is a dated concept. If we did not specifically list the type of project you would like to enter, you may enter it under whatever category allows you to provide us with visuals/links/samples we need to have your project judged fairly. If we determine that your submission to be ineligible due to this ambiguity, we will remove it from the competition and refund your entry fee.

Will I get my submissions back?

Due to high volumes of submissions, AIGA SLC cannot be held responsible for returning your projects. However, if you require your submissions to be returned, please contact info@aigaslc100show.com in order to make an arrangement for pickup.