Six #heyRGD Winners will receive $500 Scholarships to attend DesignThinkers 2022 in Vancouver

Student RGDs, Provisional RGDs and Junior Affiliate Members are invited to post their work for the prompt 'Typography' on Instagram between now and the end of March. Use the hashtags #heyRGD AND #heyRGDVan for an opportunity to win cash scholarships! 


With support from Will Creative, Pound & Grain, PS&Co., Rethink, Hangar18 and 123w, the RGD will award 6 Scholarships of $500 to be used by the winners to attend DesignThinkers 2022 VAN taking place at the Vancouver Playhouse on May 31–June 1. 



Entries are accepted until March 31, 2022.


In its second year, the #heyRGD challenge is an RGD Student Committee initiative created to help emerging designers promote their work and connect with industry professionals. To participate, submit old work, something new or even old work that's been posted already (just edit it to have the hashtags #heyRGD and #heyRGDVan, and make sure your work exemplifies the prompt). Remember your profile must public to be eligible.


"This year the #heyRGD is all about being bold, having the confidence to share your work and winning prizes! The RGD Student Committee has exciting things planned for 2022 starting with this challenge where winners will be awarded a scholarship to attend DesignThinkers Vancouver. We hope the scholarship will help emerging designers to learn from the best, find their space in the industry and bring them a little joy," offers Yasaman Fakhr Student RGD, Co-Chair, RGD Student Committee


The RGD's 23rd annual DesignThinkers Conference will take place at Vancouver Playhouse in-person, for the first time in almost 3 years. Canada's largest graphic design conference, DesignThinkers attendees will get an opportunity to network with prospective employers and attend talks by industry leaders including Bráulio Amado, Founder of BAD StudioBrian Collins, Chief Creative Officer at COLLINS; Creative Business Consultant Emily Cohen, illustrator Tom FroeseGiorgia Lupi, Partner at Pentagram and others. 

The #heyRGD challenge with DesignThinkers Toronto Scholarships will launch in August/September. 
If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship, email .
All in-person attendees are required to be fully vaccinated and masked indoors as per the requirements of the venue. View venue policy here. The policy is subject to change in accordance with government mandates.