Deadline alert: RGD 6th annual So(cial) Good Design Awards
We do -and we must- celebrate the power of design to do good! So does the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) with its 6th annual So(cial) Good Design Awards competition which you are welcome to enter till the 14th of February 2020.
RGD invites submissions of graphic design projects that were completed after January 1, 2014 up to March 1, 2020 from around the world done under the theme of communication design for social good; work with the power to incite action and make meaningful change in the way we live our lives.
“Today’s designers have an ever greater responsibility to visualize the significant issues facing our society and find new ways to incite change in the way we behave. When we approach these issues creatively, we can make a real difference in the world” notes RGD's introduction.
Your submissions may include advertising design, apps, books, brand identities, brochures, campaigns, digital displays, digital marketing, environmental graphics, exhibit design, game design, interactive media, magazines, motion graphics, posters, packaging, print & digital promotion, signage, social media graphics, type design, videos, wayfinding and websites in variety of categories.
Not-for-profit (any communications-based project where a not-for-profit and/or charity is the client0, for-profit (any communications-based project where a for-profit company is the client, either where the client has a social mission built into their business model or where a business-driven client develops or funds an initiative for social good), government (any communications-based project where a government department, governmental agency or crown corporation is the client and the project is an initiative for social good), education (any communications-based project where an educational institution is the client and where the messages being communicated promote the spread of knowledge OR the project addresses a societal challenge within the educational environment) or designer-driven (any communications-based project initiated by a professional or student designer to raise awareness of a cause or issue that they feel strongly about or where they have developed a possible solution or remedy to a societal challenge.)
As noted the design team/designer may work internally to the client, whether it be not-for-profit, for-profit or governmental, or externally as a consultant.
So if your creativity effectively promotes action in support of social change, if yourproject demonstrates originality with the help of good design, through the “elegance and sophistication of core design concepts, the layout and use of space, typography, clever synergies of visual elements, artistic integration” submit your work to this year's RGD So(cial) Good Design Awards competition.
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers is a non-profit, professional Association that represents over 4,100 design practitioners, including firm owners, freelancers, managers, educators and students.
“Through RGD, Canadian designers exchange ideas, educate and inspire, set professional standards and build a strong, supportive community dedicated to advocating for the value of design. Our vision is for a graphic design profession that is broadly valued for its contribution to life, commerce and society” notes RGD's manifesto for good.
So enter the competition here.
The final submission deadline for RGD's SoGood Design Awards is this Friday, February 14! ⏰ Enter your work and celebrate design's power to do good. Details: https://t.co/iQOJoCllch #RGDAwards pic.twitter.com/NMH6rlGBff— Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) (@RGD) February 11, 2020