Wednesday, April 30, 2008

AIGA FIFTY Exhibition

Those closest to me know that I have spent a lot of my free time volunteering on the AIGA DC Board of Directors as AIGA FIFTY Co-chair... there's still more work to be done, but the event is coming closer and invitations were mailed out to AIGA DC members this week.

For those who don't know, a lot of work has gone into this two hour event. It's basically like planning a wedding. I joined the board in June of 2007 and have pretty much been planning AIGA FIFTY since then. Luckily, I have Dian Holton, as Chair, and we have been a great team. I have known her since my internship/freelance stint at USA WEEKEND Magazine, so we get along like peanut butter and jelly.

Planning this event required tasks like: securing three diverse judges, mailing out a call for entries, receiving over 500 entries, sorting the entries, working with volunteers, obtaining payments, judging set-up, judging day, judge's thank you gifts and travel preparation and lodging, follow-up letters to winners, finding lost pieces, typing out the winners credit information, working with Catalone Design (for the CFE, invitation, catalogue, and certificate design), picking up and dropping off the winners to various locations (for photo shoot or storage), finding sign language interpreters, finding a caterer within a budget, finding a venue within a budget... and much, much more! Thanks to anyone who has helped along the way!

That said, now it's time to pimp this event out to the world. Tell your friends, tell you co-workers, tell your family...

AIGA FIFTY Exhibition
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Join AIGA DC and your fellow classmates for a reception, exhibition and awards ceremony celebrating the 10th edition of the AIGA FIFTY biennial competition.

AIGA FIFTY showcases 50 of the smartest, prettiest, wildest and strongest examples of design produced during the past two years in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

Our faculty of notable judges evaluated more than 500 entries in print, interactive media and environmental graphics. See which 50 made the grade for judges:

* Steve Hartman of Creativille, Inc., Edwardsville, IL
* Gail Anderson of SpotCo, New York, NY
* Kaan Atilla of Motion Theory, Venice, CA

Don’t miss this chance to relive old memories, meet the superlative winners and learn what inspires the region’s creativity, vision and success. We encourage you to invite your clients and friends in the business community.

Prices (Online)
Member: $10
Student Member: $10
Non member: $25

Prices (At The Door)
Member: $15
Student Member: $15
Non member: $35

Register Now

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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