Download the 2013 So(cial) Good Design Awards iPad App


The 2013 So(cial) Good Design Awards catalogue is now available to download for free from the App store. Explore new interactive features, browse image galleries and get inspired by how designers are changing the world for the better. The 2013 catalogue includes print, web, packaging and interactive projects covering diverse topics - from a new website for the Vancouver Aquarium to unique branding for an organic farm outside Atlanta, to a community-building identity project in Montreal.


Every year, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) invites international submissions of communication design work with the power to incite action and make meaningful change in the way we live our lives. Awards are presented in the following categories: 

  1. Not-For-Profit Client-Initiated Projects: Any communications-based projects where a not-for-profit and/or charity is the client, i.e. a print-based membership drive for a museum or Association; a non-profit organization’s new brand identity; a website to support an organization’s fundraising, etc. 
  2. For Profit Client-Initiated Projects: Any communications-based projects where a for-profit or publicly funded organization is the client, i.e. a website funded by an energy company to reduce energy use; a poster series to promote hand-washing in a hospital or a package design for a soft drink company that raises funds for a charity.
  3. Designer Initiated Projects: Work where no client is involved but that where a designer identifies a social cause that they would like to raise awareness for or where they identify a solution to an existing societal challenge, i.e. a poster design to raise awareness of a particular issue of concern to the designer; a website design for a petition to demonstrate support of an issue that is of concern to the designer; a communications-based solution to change behaviour that is of concern to the designer.
  4. Government Initiated Projects: Any communications-based projects where a government department, governmental agency or crown corporation is the client. (The design team/designer may work internally or externally to the client.) Some examples might be a poster campaign to help prevent the flu by a health unit; a visual identity system for a government program or a strategic plan for a municipality.


Winners of the annual So(cial) Good Design Awards have their work published in a printed catalogue, participate in a special session at the DesignThinkers Conference and now have their work profiled in a free iPad app available through the App store. 

The SoGood app features:

  • An interactive catalogue of the winning entries from the 2013 So(cial) Good Design Awards
  • Video content from the 2013 DesignThinkers conference
  • Opportunities to connect with worthy causes
  • Details on entering the 2014 So(cial) Good Design Awards

Click here to download the free app


Special thanks to the 2013 So Good Partners Entro (Design), Somerset (Print), Cascades (Paper) and Anstey (Bindery). 


For more information about RGD's So(cial) Good Design Awards, click here

*Deadline to enter So Good 2014: June 27