Call for Submissions: Design Exchange Emerging Designer Competition 2013

8 Apr 2013 - 12:20pm
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The Design Exchange, Canada's Design Museum, is excited to announce the inaugural EMERGING DESIGNER COMPETITION supported by RBC Foundation, a national competition that seeks to provide an unparalleled opportunity for emerging Canadian designers to gain recognition and exposure, while celebrating the immense and diverse design talent in Canada! the Winner will receive a $10,000 prize and an exhibition at the museum.

Jurors include Douglas Coupland, Novelist, Visual Artist, Designer; Heather Reisman, CEO of Indigo Books + Music; Marcel Wanders, Marcel Wanders Studio NL; And many more of our country's leading voices in design.


Participation is open to all Canadian designers with no more than five years of professional industry experience, across all disciplines. Projects submitted should be realized work, or be in the process of being realized.


What to submit

Designers are asked to submit:

  • A cover letter to act as an introduction
  • A digital copy of their portfolio
  • A copy of their CV
  • Two reference letters
  • A short video outlining their design practice and what this opportunity means for them professionally


DEADLINE: September 30, 2013

For more details and to pre-register, please visit


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