Submissions are welcomed from professional designers in Ireland and Irish designers overseas who are working in the broad field of communication design (graphic, editorial, type, brand, digital, motion…). Work should have been completed and published in the last year. Subscribe, €120 for a solo designer or €360 for a studio, to get unlimited submissions or pay €30 per submission. At the very least you’ll need the following to submit:
You can also include:
If you are unsure about anything relating to the submission process — eligibility, subscriptions/credits, using the site, what to upload — get in touch and we will do our best to help you. You can reach us through the intercom on the site or drop us a line at email@example.com.
The 100 Archive creates an annual selection of 100 examples of contemporary communication design, in all its forms, made by designers all over Ireland and Irish designers overseas. Work comes to the 100 Archive through an open submission process and is assessed by two panels of designers, educators, curators and commissioners of design. Assessment occurs each spring, with the panels reviewing approximately 400 pieces of work made in the previous year.
To be eligible to submit…
In terms of what type of work it ‘should’ be, we like to keep the criteria as broad as possible. We would like to see communication design projects submitted by designers at all levels of their career and for all types of clients. All types of outputs or media you are working in as communication designers will be considered, and anything that speaks to our industry’s ever-broadening remit, as well as its established core, is welcome.
When it comes to making their selections, the panels are generous and impartial, recognising that they have the influence to encourage emerging designers, to promote difference and to capture diversity. They identify work that deserves attention and further consideration, work that can be described as good, interesting, different, unexpected, simple, modest, clear, well executed, culturally relevant etc.
Submit your work all year round and it will be assessed by our Professional Panel. If three or more panel members give it a thumbs up the project becomes live on the site.
After the annual deadline passes, the Professional Panel complete their assessment and our Archive Panel then begin their selection process, where each panellist creates a shortlist of 100–150 projects. The final 100 projects are those in receipt of the most votes from the Archive Panel, with two exceptions:
The 100 Archive selections are revealed in spring of each year. Keep an eye out for updates, to attend the annual launch party and to see what work has made the cut...