RGD's 2019 Student Awards receives over 950 submissions!

This year's Student Awards received +400 more submissions than last year, with a grand total of 973 submissions from students attending 34 different post-secondary schools across Canada! Results will be announced in September.


This year's Student Awards will distribute $22,000 in cash prizes, provided by industry supporters: .design52 Pick-upBOLDClear SpaceEntroForge Media + DesignGoods & ServicesGreenmelonGravity Inc.john st.lg2Milestone Integrated Marketingq30 designPivot Design GroupPremiseQuarryShikatani LacroixThe WorkhouseThe Works Design CommunicationsTony JurgilasZulu Alpha Kilo, Zync


We received the most entries in the Print Design category, followed closely by Brand Design. Other popular categories included Advertising Design, Book Design, Editorial Design and Information Design.


Full breakdown of submissions

Award for Advertising Design - 98

Award for Book Design - 88

Award for Brand Design - 132

Award for Digital Marketing Design - 29

Award for Editorial Design - 88

Award for Information Design - 88

Award for Logo Design - 70

Award for Motion Design - 32

Award for Packaging Design (Series) - 69

Award for Packaging Design (Single) - 69

Award for Placemaking Design - 48

Award for Print Design - 138

Award for Self-Promo Website - 6

Award for Web Design - Corporate - 9

Award for Web Design - Promotional - 9


Students who entered are eligible to win:
- one of sixteen $1,000 Awards of Specialty covering categories that include branding, print, packaging and web design.
- one of six $1,000 National Awards of Excellence covering such areas as typography, social good, strategic design and user experience. 


The judging process will begin next week, and the results will be announced in September. Good luck to all those who submitted!


RGD's 2020 Student Awards Program will launch in December 2019.


For more information on the Student Awards, visit rgd.ca/student-awards