TORONTO—Designers and studios from eight regions across the country were honoured last night at the Regional Design Awards (Reggies), produced by Design Edge Canada.
The best of region winners were announced at a packed house at the Hoxton in Toronto, the new home for the awards party.
Winning best of region for Ontario was Hagon Design from Kitchener for its Smoke Free Greece website. Tops in the Atlantic region was Trampoline Branding in Halifax for its Youth Addictions Awareness website, while the winner in the highly competitive BC/Yukon region was Public Architecture+Communication in Vancouver for its environmental design of the UBC Faculty of Arts Pavilion Pool.
In the hotly contested Alberta/NWT region, the judges named Foundry Communications tops for its ACAD annual report, while in the growing Prairies and Nunavut region, Danielle Tuchelt from Lumsden, Saskatchewan won for the print design of Luther Invitational Tournament 60 Years 1953-2012.
Quebec yielded many entries and taking best of region was Cossette for the OurCheeses.com website redesign. In the Ontario Horseshoe, another highly competitive region, the winner was 35OH In-House for RMP Athletic Locker (Mississauga) for the Fall 2012 Ripzone Catalogue.
Last but not least was Toronto, which had 14 category winners. This year the judges chose to give a special mention to an entry that struck them as unique, being the Love Condos Campaign from LA Inc. The big winner for Toronto was Concrete Design Communications for its Lida Baday website.
Multiple category winners last night included Foundry Communications with four wins, LA Inc with three wins, TAXI with two, as well as Trampoline Branding, Extreme Group, Subplot Design, Bradbury Branding & Design, Cossette, and 35OH In-House.
Reggies sponsors included Unisource, Kallima, Toronto Standard, TI Group, Pantone, Flash Reproductions, Burroughes Building, Bigstock, ASL Print FX (who printed the cover of the awards annual), Annan & Sons, and Eliquo.
Design Edge subscribers should watch the mail soon for their copy of the Regional Design Awards annual, containing all finalists and winners.
Winning entries will also be posted here.
Large agencies, mid-size studios, freelancers and in-house designers are among the finalists of the 2012 Regional Design Awards. Category and Best of Region winners will be announced in Toronto on June 26; work from the finalists will be exhibited at the evening event and will also be featured in Design Edge’s 2012 Regional Design Awards Annual.
To view a complete list of finalists click here.
All Design Edge Canada readers, friends and guests of the design community:
Get ready for “Design Party of the Year”! On June 26, 2012, we are celebrating the winners and finalists of the 3rd Annual Regional Design Awards at The Hoxton one of the hottest venues in Toronto.
We’ll announce all the category winners and presenting trophies to the “Best of Region” winners. Guests at the event will receive an advance copy of the spectacular Design Edge Canada Awards annual. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
New! Come see the exhibit of finalist and winning work… the best Canadian design from across the country.
Bring your team for a fun and inspiring evening of design… Get your tickets now!
The entry deadline is now past and we're happy to report a record number of 700+ entries from across Canada in this year's Regional Design Awards. Thanks to everyone who entered.
Every region is strongly represented, with entries from the largest design studios, ad agencies and corporate design departments, to the creative geniuses toiling in small teams. It's going to be a great competition.
Winners will be announced June 26 at the design party of the year, the 2012 Regional Design Awards reception and celebration. For the first time, this year's event will feature an exhibit of all the finalist and winning entries.
And we're moving to the heart of Toronto's design district... join us at The Hoxton at Bathurst and King St. West.
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2012 Regional Design Awards
The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St., Toronto
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Design Edge is happy to announce the 2012 Regional Design Awards judges, who will evaluate all the entries (except those from their own geographic region). This year's Reggie judges bring a wealth of design expertise and experience to the task. They include:
Representing British Columbia and Yukon: Chris Dallin, director, Branding & Design, DDB Canada, Vancouver, B.C. Dallin brings 20 years’ experience to the judging panel. His resumé also includes Ken Koo Creative and Hangar 18 Creative Group.
Representing Alberta and Northwest Territories: Ryan Kelly, creative director of RED the Agency in Edmonton. In his time at RED Ryan has helped build the agency into one of Western Canada’s largest independents.
Representing The Prairies and Nunavut: Catharine Bradbury, president, Bradbury Branding & Design Inc. in Regina. Catharine has won well over 200 international, national and regional design awards and has been at the helm of her prosperous design company for 23 years.
Representing Ontario (K, N, P postal codes): Leslie Miles, creative director of Gordon Group Marketing + Communications in Ottawa. With over 20 years in the industry, Leslie specializes in developing strong, high-impact brands for organizations in both the public and private sectors.
Representing Ontario Horseshoe (L postal code): Peter Gabany, creative director of Limelight Advertising & Design in Port Hope, ON. Limelight grew from a creative incubator into a hotbed of creative and strategic thinking. Peter is experienced in strategy, creative, and conversion.
Representing Toronto (M postal code): Dave Watson, creative director of design, North America at TAXI North America in Toronto. Over the last 10 years, Dave has created award-winning work for national and international clients.
Representing Quebec: Barbara Jacques, creative director of Identica Branding and Design (Cossette Communications Group Inc.) in Montreal. In 2004, Barbara co-founded Hero agency where she was able to sign many different brands. Cossette bought her agency in 2007 and now at Identica she guides a multidisciplinary branding and design team.
Representing Atlantic Canada:Tom Murphy, creative director of Target Marketing & Communications Inc. in St. John's. Tom has won hundreds of national and international awards over the past 25 years.
To read longer bios of each judge and view their photos, click here
Design Edge Canada is proud to present its third annual Regional Design Awards. Last year’s awards were the best yet – with a 30% increase of entries over the previous year!
This year we’ve got two new categories:
• Campaigns (you can submit between 4 to 8 elements as a group)
• Mobile design (phones, tablets & e-readers)
This year we’ve streamlined the submissions process:
• Work submitted in five of the categories can be submitted online.
This year we’ve upped the benefits for participating:
• Each entrant will receive 10 free photo credits courtesy of sponsor Bigstock
• Best of Region winners will be profiled on the Reggie Honour Roll featured on the Reggie Facebook page.
• Plus a whole host of other benefits
The only awards program of its kind in Canada, the Regional Design Awards sees designers and design studios from the same creative community compete in 14 categories, with a chance to be named Best in Region.
You compete within your own geographic region. Top designers from outside your region will judge your work.
Canada is blessed with great talents from all corners of the country. Show the rest of Canada what you’re made of. Let’s celebrate the best design from Campbell River to Iqaluit!Entries are now being accepted. Click here for entry rules and to start your entry today.
Design Edge: winners of Regional Design Awards 2011