AIGA San Francisco has issued a call for entries for cause/affect, its biennial, international design competition that celebrates designers and organizations who set out to positively impact society. The deadline for entries is  June 24, 2011.

The competition generated a tremendous amount of interest and international participation in 2007 and 2009. With the continued growth of socially conscious design, the organizers expect to receive a similarly enthusiastic response. “Since starting cause/affect, we’ve been pleased to see socially conscious design become part of the main stream design vernacular with many designers striving to make it a focus of their careers,” said Alice Bybee, AIGA SF President and cause/affect co-founder. ”This year we look forward to seeing this reflected in the ever-increasing quality, as well as quantity, of entries from around the world.”