To enter the Scholarship Program, Student RGDs, Provisional RGDs and Junior Affiliate Members were required to share their "design truths" on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Building on the "Speak the Truth" theme of DesignThinkers 2018, the Scholarship Program encouraged emerging designers to be honest, open and candid about what design means to them.
Below are the Scholarship winners and their entries, each chosen by a generous industry Sponsor. The winners receive $500 from the Sponsor and a free DesignThinkers ticket, provided by RGD.
Congratulations to the Scholarship winners and to everyone else who entered! We were blown away by the creativity and honesty that went into so many of the entries.
To see all of the Scholarship entries, search #rgdDT on social media.
Sponsored by Blue Ant Media
Paul Twa Provisional RGD / Edmonton, AB
Sponsored by Davis
Clair Morgan Student RGD / Vancouver Island University, BC
Sponsored by Fusion Design Group
Miranda Allum Provisional RGD / Toronto, ON
Sponsored by Design de Plume
Nana Iwamoto Student RGD / McKenzie College, NB
Sponsored by Pound & Grain
Tiffany Gilbert Student RGD / McKenzie College, NB
Sponsored by Arcane
Kara Katon Junior Affiliate / Montréal, QC
While not every entry could be awarded a Scholarship, there were still quite a few that stood out among the rest. The RGD Members below have been given an honourable mention for their entry and a free ticket to DesignThinkers Toronto 2018.
Kate Bradfield Student RGD, Conestoga College
Charmaine Cheng Student RGD, Capilano University
Michael Huh Student RGD, York University & Sheridan College
Jen Needle Provisional RGD
Katie Sheedy Student RGD, Algonquin College
Cameron Thomas Student RGD, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Congratulations again to all of the winners!