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Entries open for RBC Canadian Emerging Designer competition


January 25, 2019
by Canadian Architect

The Design Exchange (DX) and the RBC Foundation are partnering to announce the fourth edition of the RBC Canadian Emerging Designer Competition – billed as the only competition of its kind in Canada, where innovative design and entrepreneurialism intersect.RBC Canadian Emerging Designer Competition, Design Exchange, DX

This national competition provides an unparalleled opportunity for emerging Canadian designers to gain exposure while celebrating the immense and diverse design talent in Canada. The organizers are looking to celebrate the best of the best among Canada’s emerging designers. From digital, interior and graphic design to architecture and fashion design, this national competition provides a game-changing opportunity for emerging Canadian designers to garner recognition and elevate their practices.

The RBC Canadian Emerging Designer Competition winner will be awarded $20,000, receive a personalized mentorship package, and have their work exhibited at the DX in 2019. In the coming weeks, a jury composed of noteworthy design professionals will be announced, with the competition winners set to be notified this Summer.

The competition i open to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents, aged 18 to 35, in all disciplines: graphic design and visual communication, industrial design, interior design, architecture, fashion, UX design, product design, and digital media. Competition submissions are now open, and all entries are due by April 15, 2019.


More information about this year’s RBC Canadian Emerging Designer Competition is now available via the official DX website, linked here.