ULTRABOLD Awards

This Awards Program celebrates emerging designers who are making an impact on the design community and beyond! 

 

The 2022 Awards are officially closed for entries. 
 

If you have any questions, email .

 
The 2022 ULTRABOLD Winner will be announced at DesignThinkers 2022 Toronto.
 
Submission requirements
  • Entrants are asked to submit three examples of their work and a designer statement (maximum 250 words).
  • Judges will evaluate for Design Excellence
, Community Impact and Design Effectiveness.
 
Eligibility 
  • Must be 35 years of age or under at the time of the deadline (April 8, 2022) OR a Provisional RGD Member in Good Standing (who may be over 35)
  • Must be a citizen OR resident of Canada

  • Past entrants are eligible to enter. Finalists must wait one year before being eligible to enter again.
 

Entry Fees*

Provisional RGD & Certified RGD Members: FREE

Jr Affiliate & Affiliate Members: $45

Non-Members: $95

* not including applicable taxes

 
 
Finalists will receive:
  • $1,000 Cash prize
  • Free Membership (Provisional RGD or RGD) for 2 years
  • Free attendance at DesignThinkers for 2 years
  • Recognition across RGD's communications channels including the RGD website, social media, our email newsletter and at DesignThinkers 2022 reaching over 70,000
 
One Winner will receive:
  • $1,000 Cash prize
  • RGD Membership (Provisional RGD or RGD) for 5 years
  • Free attendance to DesignThinkers for 5 years
  • Recognition across RGD's communications channels including the RGD website, social media, our email newsletter and at DesignThinkers 2022
  • Opportunity to be recognized during DesignThinkers 2022

Watch our ULTRABOLD Awards Info Session & Panel Discussion: a deep dive into the ULTRABOLD Awards submission and evaluation processes.

 

Questions?
If you have questions, email

 

2022 Program supported by:

   

 

Award Name and Branding: John Furneaux RGD and B3 Strategy

 


 

2021 ULTRABOLD Award-Winner: Henry Slaughter

 

2021 ULTRABOLD Finalists: Zoë Boudreau, Jazmin Lihou, Chris Reyes, Skylar Richard, Henry Slaughter, Mel Sutjiadi RGD and Claudia Yuen

 

"Through the ULTRABOLD Awards, the RGD has been able to shine a spotlight on brilliant creative minds producing purposeful work. We are really proud to give emerging designers a platform during the initial, trying but defining, phase of their careers. Thank you, Henry and our 2021 finalists for showcasing the power of design," says Nicola Hamilton RGD, our President.