FAQ

Do I have to be a member of AIGA Alaska to enter?

Nope! THE BIG ONE is open to all designers in Alaska – everyone from Barrow to Ketchikan.


Can I submit my entry after the deadline?

No. All entries must be submitted no later than midnight, October 17, 2016.


What if I mail the physical entry and it misses the deadline? Will it still be displayed?

Yes. If you anticipate delays, contact Monica at 907-244-7578 so that we can watch for it.


How do I pay for my entry?

All payments will be made online with a debit or credit card through the Award Force system. Cash and checks will not be accepted.


Do I have to mount my work?

If you want your work to be displayed at the awards ceremony, it must be mounted on black foam core. See the Physical Entries page for details.


I live outside of Anchorage. Do I have to mount my work?

Yes. If you want your work to be displayed at the awards ceremony, it must be mounted on black foam core. See the Physical Entries page for details.


Do I have to display my entry to be eligible for the People’s Choice Award?

No. This year People’s Choice voting will happen online! Voting will open during the awards reception from 7pm to 8pm on November 19, so be sure to share the link with all your friends and family.


How will I know if my entry has been selected by the judges?

Winners will be announced at THE BIG ONE reception on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Winners who are not present will receive email notification by December 1st. You will be notified email about the status of your entry only if your work is selected as a winner and you are not present at the reception.


Can I get my entry back after the awards ceremony?

We cannot return any work submitted for judging, but you can pick up the mounted work at the end of The BIG One awards reception.


Will there be a printed catalog of the winning entries?

No, but all winners will be included in a special gallery on the AIGA Alaska competition website.


How can I receive updates about the competition?

Follow AIGA Alaska on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – or sign up to receive our monthly email updates. Better yet, become a member! For information, visit us at www.alaska.aiga.org.