Design Week 2019 2019 Premier's Awards Of Excellence In Design ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED: 11:59pm, Friday, Sep 20, 2019

Call For Entries

The Premier's Awards of Excellence in Design is an interdisciplinary, juried competition that recognizes outstanding professional design in Saskatchewan in these categories:

Architecture Engineering & Geoscience Graphic Design Interior Design Landscape Architecture Planning Integrated Design

The common theme is the value and excellence of professional design in Saskatchewan. Award submissions will be displayed during Saskatchewan Design Week, held from Oct 18–25, 2019. The winning submissions will be presented at the Awards Gala on Friday, Oct 25, 2019.

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The awards competition is open to project work that has been substantially designed and/or implemented in Saskatchewan between 2017 and 2019.

  • The applicant(s) must be a Saskatchewan resident in good standing with a DCS member association (see list on page two). Submissions with a lead designer that is not active in a DCS member association will not be eligible for awards.
  • The scope of work identified in the award submission must have been completed by a Saskatchewan designer(s) in good standing with a DCS member association(s). Entries must accurately portray the scope of work completed by Saskatchewan designer(s).
  • Projects undertaken outside of Saskatchewan by eligible Saskatchewan designer(s) may also be considered.
  • The integrated design category must demonstrate significant collaborative involvement of two or more DCS member associations throughout the project and cannot be entered into any other category.
  • Each applicant may submit more than one entry. However, a submitted project may not be submitted for any future Saskatchewan Design Week cycles.
  • Projects submitted for awards in past Saskatchewan Design Weeks are not eligible for entry.

Judging & Awards

The jury will evaluate all projects based on the following common criteria:

  • Form & clarity
  • Function
  • Innovation & uniqueness
  • Intent

Specific criteria will be applied to submissions in each category as determined by the jury representative(s) from each discipline.

The jury may award one or more of the following awards in each category:

  • Award of Excellence
  • Award of Merit
  • Honourable Mention

Submission Format

New this year! All entries must be made through our online submission portal.

  • Each submission must include, as part of the front of the display, a brief design statement of 250 words or less, outlining the design objective and any other pertinent information which supports the Design Council of Saskatchewan’s mandate.
  • Entries should consist of professional quality photos, illustrations, plans or printed samples. Plans are recommended for built work.

Note: There shall be no text or graphics identifying the entrant’s company or designer(s) on the submission.

Submissions must be formatted as:

  • 32" wide x 23" high sheets (landscape only)
  • No bleeds or crop marks
  • Include a 32" x 23" black 1px cutline
  • 300dpi
  • PDF format
  • Maximum two (2) sheets per entry.
    Graphic design entries can be 1 project per sheet with a maximum of two (2) projects per entry.

Each entry can a have up to 2 boards. Graphic designers can enter 2 entries for $150 but must only have 1 board per entry.

Entry deadline: Friday, Sep 13, 2019
ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED: 11:59pm, Friday, Sep 20, 2019

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Design Council of Saskatchewan (DCS) Member Associations

  • Saskatchewan Association of Architects (SAA)
  • Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
  • Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), Saskatchewan
  • Interior Designers Association of Saskatchewan (IDAS)
  • Saskatchewan Association of Landscape Architects (SALA)
  • Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute (SPPI)


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