• Jacob ThompsonJacob Thompson, over 9 years ago

    This is awful. Wow.

    5 points
  • Nate NavascaNate Navasca, over 9 years ago

    Not surprised to see it coming from an architecture organization. From my experience (architecture school), architects tend to feel superior to the other schools of design and certainly don't give graphic designers their due worth.

    4 points
  • Andrew LiebchenAndrew Liebchen, over 9 years ago

    Architects spend a lot of money in entry fees and design costs to compete for commissions they may not ultimately win. They probably don't see the problem in asking would-be logo designers to do the same.

    2 points
  • Paul TorresPaul Torres, over 9 years ago

    Admittedly my initial reaction was a negative one. But I'm sure there will be firms and individuals who will pony up the entry fee. And AIA LA is probably trying to limit the amount of fluff they would have to sift through otherwise.

    2 points
  • Thibault MichelThibault Michel, over 9 years ago

    Now this is a first. Unbelievable.

    2 points
  • Kieranne Humpston, over 9 years ago

    Who cares, why promote it if you're against it?

    1 point
  • Tiago Dillenburg, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    I think what the architects failed to realize when they compare their contests with graphic design contests is that, in general, architecture contests tend to generate an income for quite some time after the project is accepted (if it is) but for graphic designers the only thing we got is the "possibility of more work", witch is definitely not the same. We offer a final product and they offer a service that will last until the project is complete.

    0 points
  • Samuel GreenSamuel Green, over 9 years ago

    I am struck by the level of negativity and entitlement in this thread. What happened to contests being a fun way to express yourself as a creative, while also allowing you to get to know your fellow designers (not to mention doing something nice for a worthy cause)?

    I know, I know spec work is terrible and should be avoided at all costs, but seriously: What happened to having fun?

    As professionals, we are supposed to respect our craft and its value by asking those for whom we perform our service to pay us respectable wages, but I ask you: What happened to having fun?

    Ask not what AIA can do for you, instead ask what you can do for AIA!

    0 points
    • Chris SlowikChris Slowik, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

      "Having fun" with a contest pretty much ends at charging a $25 entry fee for me.

      I also wasn't aware that design contests were a community where you make new designer friends.

      0 points
    • Jake KwaschnefskiJake Kwaschnefski, over 9 years ago

      I'll have fun entering the other tons of contests that don't require me to pay money.

      0 points