In 2002, AIGA Richmond created a tradition—an amazing and exciting design competition that brought together those in the field to share in the celebrations of those “making the GRADE.”
This design competition typically receives over 300 entries in a variety of categories ranging from identity packages to websites to annual reports. AIGA Richmond enlists the help of a panel of nationally recognized design professionals to judge the submissions in March. Outstanding entries are selected, then featured in an exhibition and ceremony. GRADE’s exhibition and awards ceremony attracts a diverse audience of art directors, designers representing all design disciplines, copywriters, illustrators, photographers, account representatives, students and vendors from a variety of companies and locations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.