Vermont Design Awards 2016

The Vermont Design Awards, in partnership with Vermont Design Week, is back in April of 2016. This curated competition celebrates the best design from all around Vermont. This is your chance to show off your talent and see what others are creating around you in this beautiful state.

Designs chosen by our nationally-acclaimed judges will be part of an exhibition and award ceremony. This year we will be honoring five of the best in show recipients. There will be awards and recognition given out the night of the ceremony, as well as certificates of excellence to all who participate in the exhibition.

Vermont Design Awards is open to all Vermont design professionals and students for projects published/created August 2014 to March 2016. You don’t have to be an AIGA member to enter, but members have access to a special discounted entry rate. To become a member, join now.

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How to Submit


Submit your entries between March 1-11, 2016. Go to the link below to get started.


Categories for Submission

App Design
Publication Design
Identity System
Pro Bono
Video + Motion Graphics
Websites + Microsites
Student Work

Entry Fees

AIGA members: $25 per category entry

Non-members: $40 per category entry
Students: $15 per category entry

Preparing Your Work

Projects will be judged on up to 5 digital images: Digital files must be JPG, PNG, RGB, 1500px (height can vary) @72 dpi. Video files must be MOV, WMV, MP4, or FLV.

Additional requirements specific to sub-categories:

Web & Motion Entries: Provide screenshots at the above specs and include URL for judging.
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. Judges will be directed to view your website or video online using the URL(s) you provide.
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 photo files at the above specifications.

Winners will be notified by March 21st with instructions to follow up with dropping off of physical samples of their winning work to be included in the VDA exhibition by March 25th.

By admin
Published February 13, 2016
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