Design Show Committee

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 bi-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.

Call for Agency Sponsors

AIGA Minnesota Design Show 2021 is coming up in November, and we need your help.

Our theme this year is Create/Curate, and we’re looking to highlight a broad range of design perspectives and voices. With that in mind, we’re doing things a bit differently. Instead of charging submission fees, we’re asking for design firms across Minnesota to support us by becoming a sponsor. This way, we will be able to cover the costs of Design Show, while removing barriers for those who may be unable to afford traditional submission fees.

For $500, your agency can be a Co-Sponsor of Design Show and receive these benefits:

  • Designation as “Design Show Co-Sponsor” recognition in all collateral for the event and in all electronic email/social advertisements for the event
  • Designation as “Design Show Co-Sponsor” on Sponsorship page of the AIGA Minnesota website

For $1,000, your agency will be a full event Sponsor and receive these additional benefits:

  • Up to 10 of your submissions can be featured as a special online collection
  • Feature highlight on the Design Show webpage (i.e. “Made possible by AGENCY”)
  • Introduction and announcement from sponsor representative at digital event
  • Designation as “Design Show Agency Sponsor” recognition in all collateral for the event and in electronic email/social advertisements for the event
  • Designation as “Design Show Agency Sponsor” recognition on Sponsorship page of AIGA Minnesota website

Design Show 2021’s opening gala will take place virtually on November 10, 2021, with a traveling show touring the state throughout 2022. Our Call for Entries will be mailed out to the entire AIGA Minnesota membership starting in early August. That means that to be featured on the mailer, we need your sponsorship commitment by Friday, July 23, 2021!

Please consider what you’d normally spend on submission fees to see your agency’s work in Design Show and help us make this year’s Show the most inclusive and inspirational ever. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please email [email protected].

Design Show Winners Archives

Want to get inspired? Check out our previous years’ archives archives.

Past Design Shows

When good design connects with powerful strategy, the results are truly electric! Enter the 2019 AIGA Minnesota Design Show today to show us the power of your design. [read more…]


It’s time to gather your juiciest work and enter it by May 23 in the AIGA Minnesota Design Show 2016. Come to the show on June 15…see the fruit of your labor, mingle, and have a drink. [read more…]

We know you've been waiting. It’s time to let it all hang out and show us what you’ve got. Final entry deadline April 2. Design show April 10. [read more…]

Contact Leadership

Brock Ray
Brock Ray
Chair, Design Show