Design Awards Graphic Competition

As we welcome in a new decade, we will hold the first annual design competition to help us reimagine the AIA Dallas Design Awards graphic. We will require two different graphics for Unbuilt and Built. They do not have to mirror each other, but the designs must be in conversation with each other. The winning design will have print and online exposure at two major events (Unbuilt Exhibition Gallery & Awards and Built Awards).

When designing your graphic, please keep in mind that it will be shared both online and, more importantly, it will be printed. Low resolution graphics will be disqualified. View full guidelines and competition details here.

Entries are due to AIA Dallas by 12 p.m. on Friday, February 28th.

The graphic shall include, but not be limited to, the following verbiage in a legible size:

  • 2020 [Competition year]
  • AIA Dallas Unbuilt Design Awards / AIA Dallas Built Design Awards
  • Presented by [please leave place holder for presenting sponsor]
  • [Customizable area of graphic for ‘Call for Entries’ and event date]


Awards will be given to the top three designs chosen by the jury. The jury will consist of: the AIA Dallas President, Design Awards Committee Members, and AIA Dallas Executive Director.

First Place: $150
Second Place: $100
Third Place: $50

Registration Cost

Members: $10 per entry
Non-Members: $20 per entry


Designers and architects are encouraged to enter as many times as they wish.


Competition Guidelines [PDF 175.75 KB]