Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions that may help you in submitting your work.

Can I submit my entry after the deadline?
No. All entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2015.

Is there a printed submission form for this year’s competition?
No. We’ve posted all the competition materials online. Our website will walk you through the submission and payment process.

Where do I mail my work once I complete the submission form?
Courier, ship, or personally deliver your work to the following address:

AIGA 50 c/o Photogroup
8040 Georgia Avenue, Suite 180
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301.495.5800, ext. 251

Courier deliveries are accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday through Friday).

Do I have to pay for my entry online?
No. Online payment is preferred, but you can include a check (made payable to AIGA DC) in the package with your work.

How will I know if my entry was selected by the judges?
Winners will receive written notification by January 2016. You will be notified by email about the status of your entry only if your work is accepted for the exhibition.

Can I get my entry back if it’s not selected?
We cannot return any work submitted for judging unless specifically requested prior to entry submission.

Will there be a printed catalog of winning entries?
No. A catalog of winning entries will not be published. Instead, all winners will be included in a special gallery on this website. This gallery will feature additional images and information on each piece.

How can I receive updates about the competition?
With our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr feeds, you’ll have access to the entire process. The goal is to provide new content on a regular basis. If you’d like to tweet about your AIGA 50 experience, the competition’s hashtag is #aiga50.