Social Good Design Awards

The Social Good Design Awards is a juried exhibition of 35 graphic design projects from across the globe done for social good—work with the power to incite action and make meaningful change in the way we live our lives.


Today important messages have to compete with an almost limitless array of information. As consumers of all this information, we become increasingly skilled at filtering out seemingly irrelevant communication that could otherwise influence the way we think and act for the better.

Today’s graphic designers have an ever greater responsibility to visualize the significant issues facing our society and find new and powerful ways to incite change in the way we behave.

When we approach these issues creatively, we can make a real difference in the world. Ultimately, it is time for us to apply our creativity to shift thinking toward alternative solutions to issues that impact our lives and the world we live in.

The Social Good Design Awards gives voice to the important work designers are doing and can do to change the way we think and act.

About RGD

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) was created by an Act of the Ontario Legislature to grant graphic designers who qualify the right to use the designation Registered Graphic Designer (R.G.D.). RGD is the only graphic design association in North America to have this kind of legislation.

The R.G.D. and Registered Graphic Designer designations are signals of quality and competence to the profession, public and government. Successful candidates have met a rigorous set of standards that includes documented levels of relevant, professional education and experience, as well as demonstrated competence in the areas of business, design principles, research, theory and ethics.

Representing more than 3,000 graphic designers, managers, educators and students, RGD provides a unified voice for the community. The Association works to establish and promote professional standards, best practices and design excellence throughout our industry. RGD aims to help foster recognition of graphic design for its contributions to commerce, culture and society.

Download the full exhibition catalogue here.

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Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) Ontario


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