July 27, 2009
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD Ontario) has announced the recipients of the 2009 Student Awards, including the Koskie Minsky Award for Print Design
In recognition of her outstanding achievements, the winner is Sarah Yoon, a graduating student from the joint design degree program offered by Sheridan College and York University. Sarah receives a $1,000 cash prize, a special certificate and a profile of her work in Applied Arts magazine.
Sarah’s award-winning project, I MISS YOU, is a practical yet entertaining kit for people in long distance relationships. The kit includes a manual, a troubleshooting guide, a stationery set, photo magnet and keychain.
We applaud Sarah for employing her creativity and skill on an issue that has become commonplace in our global village, says Don Lapowich , Q.C. HON. FRGD, Partner at Koskie Minsky LLP. We’re also pleased to support the work of RGD Ontario as it encourages the next generation of designers to the highest levels of communication and strategic thinking.
This year, RGD Ontario distributed $18,000 in cash prizes to 12 students. There were four regional awards for Excellence across media and 14 awards for Excellence in specific media, which included branding, logo design, books and editorial, multimedia, packaging and print. A jury of award-winning creative professionals selected the winners.
RGD Ontario’s Student Awards program aims to bring industry professionals together with emerging designers to promote excellence and encourage the next generation of design professionals to the highest levels of creativity, innovation and conceptualization.
In the 12 years that RGD Ontario has organized this program, it has distributed $119,000 in sponsored cash prizes supported by industry leaders. Awards are given to students graduating from three and four-year graphic design programs at Ontario colleges and universities