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There isn’t much that separates design talk from pillow talk. It’s a sexy industry and we say sassy things like: nice spread, push it further, and make it bigger.

You spend hours doing the dirty work, caressing images, pushing stiff type and making it pop. And when you think it’s ready to show the world, there’s always something that’s too big—or too small.

Sure it’s exhausting and maybe a little perverted, but what the heck. Now it’s time to let it all hang out and show us what you’ve got. We dare you.


Final Entry Deadline: April 2, 5:00 p.m.
Online Entry is now closed.

Design Show entries must be submitted via our online entry system. Upload photos of your work and then send in your physical samples. More information and details can be found within the menu on the left.


Design Show and Judge’s Panel Discussion: April 10

A reception to premiere and display the winning entries and celebrate the Minnesota design community will be held on Thursday, April 10 at the Northrup King Building and will feature a panel discussion with the esteemed judges.

Note that limited tickets will be available for the panel discussion–secure your spot by registering early.


Design Show Open House: April 12

A second chance to view the winning entries and celebrate the Minnesota design community will be held on Saturday, April 12 at the Northrup King Building from 10am until 2pm.

Winners who did not pick up their trophy bag may also do so during that time.


About the Design Show

The AIGA Minnesota Design Show highlights the most exceptional design work being produced in the upper Midwest and showcases the power of design in today’s culture. This annual competition is independently judged by leading design professionals from across the country and is structured around the entry’s ability to solve the problem of communicating both design’s effectiveness and aesthetic appeal. Selected entries are presented at the Design Show’s opening reception and are showcased online for the following year.

Need inspiration for your entries? View the most recent Design Show Award Winners.

Follow @aigamn #designshow for up-to-date information.

Questions? Email designshow@aigaminnesota.org for more information.