The RGD's 2023 Student Awards Open for Entries
Through the support of our Sponsors, the RGD will distribute $18,000 CAD in cash awards for to Canadian design students this year.

Students enrolled in graphic design and related programs across Canada are invited to submit up to 5 pieces of work for the 2023 Awards in categories ranging from Print Design to Typography to Brand Design to Motion Design to Accessibility to UX Design. 


Deadline: Extended to May 19, 2023, 11:59 pm PT!


Submit your entries now!


Each Student Award-winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, Awards Certificate, recognition across RGD communications channels and a free RGD Membership (either at the Student or Provisional RGD level depending on the entrant's eligibility) until the end of 2024. Any eligible student who enters will receive constructive feedback on their work from among our 100+ judges.  


Trailblazer Awards

Again with support from our generous sponsors, the RGD is proud to present the Student Trailblazer Awards for the third year to celebrate and recognize the unique journeys and barriers many students face as they develop their design skills. An additional $5,000 will be distributed for these Awards. 


Students from under-represented and marginalized communities can apply to receive recognition and cash Awards as part of our Trailblazer Awards. If this applies to you and you are interested, please make note as part of your entry.

More information on the eligibility and submission criteria, how to enter and categories here in English and here in French.


Branding Partner for 2023: Becoming Design Office Ltd.


Questions? Email .


If you are interested in sponsoring a Student Award, email Hilary Ashworth, RGD's Executive Director, at .