The 10th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 2002) was held on August 26-28,2002,at Irvine,California. The conference attracted 74 parti- pants from academic and industrial institutions in 14 countries. As in previous years,the review process was competitive: 24 out of 48 regular submissions were accepted. In addition,9 short papers and 8 system demonst- tions (1 withdrawn) were also accepted. Each submission was refereed by at least 4 members of the program committee,and detailed comments were returned to the authors. GD 2002 invited two speakers: Frank Ruskey,from the University of Victoria, gave a talk on drawing Venn diagrams; James Arvo,from the California Institute of Technology,gave a talk on techniques for interactive graph drawing. As usual,the Graph Drawing contest was held during the conference. The report on the contest is included in the proceedings. We would like to thank all the people who helped organize and run the conference. We would like to thank our sponsors: ILOG,MERL (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories),sd&m (Software Design & Management),Tom Sawyer Software,and the University of California,Irvine. We would also like to thank all the contributors and participants who made GD 2002 a success. The 11th International Symposium of Graph Drawing (GD 2003) will be held on September 21-24,2003 at Perugia,Italy,with Giuseppe Liotta as the conference chair.