Design Educators Community

Looking for Seven Innovative Designers: Command X Minneapolis

July 20, 2017 / By Allison Puff

AIGA is looking for seven innovative designers to face off in Command X, an annual live-design competition being held in Minneapolis this year at the  2017 AIGA Design Conference. Please take a moment and share this opportunity with one or more young designers you admire. This is a great opportunity for recent grads to showcase their talents!

About Command X:

The winner of this exciting competition will receive $1,000 in cash, a prize package, and bragging rights for the year!

Applicants can confirm their eligibility and apply now!  Chosen contestants will receive complimentary conference registration, travel honorarium, and three nights of hotel accommodation.

Applicants must:

Be current AIGA members
Be 26 or younger by the entrance deadline, August 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST (so yes, if you turn 27 between August 2 and October 12, you’re eligible)
Have a four-year college degree
To apply, applicants must prepare a six-page PDF which includes:

A one page introduction with:

A clear headshot (look directly at the camera)
A short biography (max 150 words)
A personal statement about why you want to compete (max 150 words)
Maximum of one page for this section
A packet of work from past projects:

Five total projects
One project per page
Click here  to submit your application by August 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST

“In the end, it’s not only being “good” that matters, because every single one of us was chosen for being outstanding. What really matters is being able to solve problems, to pull an all-nighter (and yet be impeccable), to communicate in front of the biggest crowd of your life, to know to respond to social media, and most importantly, to let the design talk for itself.”—Daniela Valle, 2016 Command X contestant

Command X was created and produced by Bonnie Siegler of Eight and a Half.

AIGA encourages thoughtful, responsible discourse. Please add comments judiciously, and refrain from maligning any individual, institution or body of work. Read our policy on commenting.