Designer Competition

Design Exchange  and RBC Foundation have announced the fourth edition of the RBC Canadian Emerging Designer Competition – the only competition of its kind in Canada, where innovative design and entrepreneurialism intersect.

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 competition aims to celebrate the best of the best among Canada’s emerging designers.

There is no entry fees to participate!

It’s free to enter!

Who can enter?

Open to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents, aged 18 to 35, in all disciplines: graphic design/visual communication, industrial design,interior design, architecture, fashion, UX design, product design, digital media.

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2019.


An overall winner will be selected by an expert jury and receive a cash prize of 20,000 CAD. This winner will receive a personalized mentorship package and an exhibition of their work at design exchange that will open in July 2019 and run through to October 2019.

Honourable mentions will be selected and each will receive a 1,000 CAD cash prize. All winning and honourable mention work will be exhibited at design exchange and featured in an awards publication.


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