25 January 2010: Graphex Call for Entries new deadline

05 January 2010
Vancouver (Canada) - Graphex is Canada's biennial National design awards. An Icograda-endorsed event, Graphex has been celebrating the best of visual communications in Canada since 1977.
Vancouver (Canada) - Graphex is Canada's biennial National design awards. An Icograda-endorsed event, Graphex has been celebrating the best of visual communications in Canada since 1977.

Every two years Graphex invites the community of communication designers, web designers, typographers, photographers, illustrators, art directors, ad agencies, printers, writers and clients from across Canada to submit their best published cultural, social and business communications - in all mediums. The deadline for submissions to Graphex 2010 has been extended until 25 January 2010.

Presented by the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), the primary goal of Graphex is to promote the value of design to the Canadian public and business community at large, to celebrate the best in the industry and to create an archive of Canadian design for future generations. The 2010 winning entries will reflect the best work from Canada’s communication design professionals over the past two years.

A panel of five distinguished authorities on communication design arrive in Vancouver to launch and judge Graphex 2010 Awards. On Friday, 5 February 2010 there will be a Judges' lecture and debate with audience participation. This year's panel includes: Julia Hoffman, Louise Fili, Mark Randall, Matt Warburton and Rolando Diep.

Entries will be judged between 6-7 February and selected finalists notified by email on or before mid- March. Winners be announced on 29 April at a special event held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre as part of the closing ceremonies of Design Currency: Icograda Design Week in Vancouver.

Graphex 2010 is open to all Canadians, with discounts given to professional members of design associations such as GDC, RGD Ontario (Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario) and SGDQ (Société des Designers Graphiques du Québec). All submissions are accompanied by an explanation of the design criteria stating the challenges or requirements of the project and the rationale for the design solution to be eligible.

At the conclusion of the competition phase, a traveling exhibit of the winners tours Canada showcasing the work to the public.



For complete information, including regulations and category information, please visit: graphex.gdc.net


About the GDC

The GDC has been Canada's professional association for visual communications since 1956. The GDC has nine regional chapters, and two affiliates - the Société des Designers Graphiques du Québec and the University & College Designers Association.
 
The GDC develops and supports standards of professional practice regarding confidentiality, contracts, conflict of interest, intellectual property rights, hiring practice, fees, competitions and pro-bono work. Its members adhere to a Code of Ethics, designed for the benefit of designers and clients, and acknowledging the responsibility to the community, the client, other designers and the environment.
 
The GDC advocates for recognition of the value of Canadian design to government, business and the public. It is a member of the Trade Team Canada-Cultural Goods and Services working group and through Icograda, represents Canadian designers at the international level.