Submit Your Work

The CDA is seeking design work that has received special recognition (in competitions or media coverage), is Chicago-related, or is innovative and contributes to Chicago's impact as a center for art and design. Accepted work is contingent upon approval by a panel of three recognized designers/CDA Advisors.

You may include a bio for each designer on this project (150 word maximum each). You may also submit this later, once your piece is accessioned into the archive.
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Catalog terms allow our collection an additional level of searchability. If you don’t select a term, we will choose one for your project
Include any additional information about this submission. CDA reserves the right to edit descriptions.
List any awards this project has received
Submit up to 4 images to capture the character of the project selection. Resolution: horizontal or vertical (min): 3000px @ 300dpi, TIFF format preferred, maximum file size 128MB. Note that large images may take a few minutes to upload.