2018 So(cial) Good Partners DESIGN AWARDS

Register March 1, 2018 | Submit March 1, 2018 |



2018 So(cial) Good Partners



The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) invites submissions of graphic design projects 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.

ypes of Work

Entries 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; Websites

Not-For-Profit Client-Initiated Projects: Any communications-based projects where a not-for-profit and/or charity is the client.

For-Profit Client-Initiated Projects: Any communications-based projects 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.
Designer-Driven Projects: Work where no client is involved but that where designers identify causes they would like to raise awareness for or where they identify solutions to societal challenges.

Government-Initiated Projects: Any communications-based projects where a government department, governmental agency or crown corporation is the client. The design team/designer may work internally or externally to the client.



Projects may be entered that were completed after January 1, 2012 up to March 1, 2018



The Domtar Award celebrates all forms of expression on any uncoated paper (not just Domtar).

Select ‘I would like to be considered for the Domtar Award’ when completing the submission form. And send 2 printed samples of the entry to RGD at 96 Spadina Ave, Suite 210, Toronto, ON M5V 2J6 by the final entry deadline (March 2).

The Winner(s) of this Award will receive an FSC Forest and Paper Mill Tour at Domtar’s Windsor, Quebec mill for up to 2 people, as well as travel costs up to $2,500 and accommodation for 2 nights (if the winner is not from the Montreal area).



$40 per entry for Student RGD Members

$70 per entry for Professional Members*
$95 per entry for non-Members
* includes Members of RGD, GDC, SDGQ, GAG, SDS, AIGA & Ico-D Member Associations