Eight #heyRGD winners will win scholarships to attend DesignThinkers Vancouver 2023
This February and March, Student RGDs, Provisional RGDs and Junior Affiliates are invited to post their social good design work on Instagram for the chance to win a scholarship to DesignThinkers Vancouver.


Eight $500 scholarships will be provided by industry sponsors 123w, Hangar 18, Pendo, Pound & Grain, PS&CO, Rethink, Roodenburg Design and Will Creative. The scholarships will help to cover the winners’ expenses to attend the conference.


EXTENDED: The deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, March 19.


How to enter

1. Set your Instagram profile to public. Then, pick a piece of your social good design work, aka projects that help to design a better tomorrow. It can be old work, new work or old work you've already posted.⁠
2. Hashtag it with #HeyRGD and #HeyRGDVan23 by editing your post or adding it to the caption/comments. You must use both hashtags.⁠
3. To increase your chances of winning, provide a brief explanation of your design choices and how they achieve the project's goals.⁠

NEW: 4. Fill out this short form and add the links to your posts.


Note: You cannot win a #heyRGD scholarship twice in a year (e.g. for DesignThinkers Vancouver and Toronto).


Winners will be selected by a Judge from each sponsoring company. Winners will be chosen based on the strength of their work and explanation of their choices and process.


Canada's largest annual design conference, DesignThinkers is back in Vancouver this May 30-31.


If you're interested in sponsoring a scholarship, email Hilary at .