Awards of Excellence

 
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Gain industry recognition with Awards of Excellence -

The Awards of Excellence are granted to the projects that represent the best in show. The winners have impressed the jury throughout their design process including: project definition, design research, concept development, implementation, final prototype, graphic presentation and verbal pitches.

Presented by the Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario (ACIDO), with first place awarded a cash prize of $1000, second place awarded $500 and third place $300, along with the Rocket Award trophy (pictured left).

 
 

Discuss your creative influences with an online publication - 

The first place winner of the Awards of Excellence is invited to share their biggest influences and guide us through their creative process in a featured interview on the MISC Magazine website. MISC navigates the blurred boundaries of business, design, and innovation and features in-depth articles from some of the preeminent voices of design thinking, technology, consumer experience, and strategy.

MISC is enjoyed by a diverse audience ranging from innovators to C-suite executives with over 10,000 visitors a month.

 
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Exhibit at Canada's only museum dedicated to design excellence -

Using the work of the industrial design graduates who have been presented the Awards of Excellence by the ACIDO Rocket Competition, the Design Exchange will tell the story of the creative process from research, ideation, concept development through to realization on display at the DX main lobby. 

Last year the ACIDO Rocket Exhibition saw over 4,300 visitors during the Doors Open Toronto at the Design Exchange.  

 
 

Create amazing renderings and animation in real time - 

Competitors granted the Awards of Excellence will be gifted an educational licence for the real-time rendering application Keyshot by Luxion. KeyShot makes creating amazing renderings and animations fast and easy, with support for the widest number of 3D file formats on both Mac and PC . Used worldwide by top design professionals and independent 3D artists, KeyShot is the complete solution for your 3D visualization needs.

 
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Awards of Merit -

Our sponsored awards allows industry leaders to recognize talent that aligns with their core company values. Awards of Merit highlight key qualities that all projects should embody, but have excelled in one particular competition entry. The winner of the award will be granted a cash prize of $200.

 

/  Designforce Innovation Award

/  Cortex Design User Experience Award

/  Inertia Market Ready Award

 

Awards of Specialty - 

Awards of Specialty highlight excellence within a key sector and/or industry. The winner of the award will be
granted a cash prize of $200.

 

/  Array Marketing Sustainability Award

/  Shepp ID Health & Wellness Award

/  Swave Studios Consumer Product Award

/  Umbra Peoples' Choice Award

 

 

The Jury 2017

  Jonathan Loudon, ACIDO    Partner at Swave Studios

Jonathan Loudon, ACIDO

Partner at Swave Studios

  Adam Shepperdley, ACIDO   Founder of Shepp ID

Adam Shepperdley, ACIDO

Founder of Shepp ID

  Dylan Horvath, ACIDO    President of Cortex Design

Dylan Horvath, ACIDO

President of Cortex Design

  Kaylyn Belcourt-McCabe, ACIDO   Vice-President at Copernicus

Kaylyn Belcourt-McCabe, ACIDO

Vice-President at Copernicus

 
  Eugenie de Loynes   Creative Lead at Umbra

Eugenie de Loynes

Creative Lead at Umbra

  Paul Reynolds   Design Manager at Spin Master

Paul Reynolds

Design Manager at Spin Master

  Mike Loveless   Creative Manager at Bridge Factory

Mike Loveless

Creative Manager at Bridge Factory

  Matt Hexemer   Executive Creative Director for Physical Design at Huge Inc

Matt Hexemer

Executive Creative Director for Physical Design at Huge Inc

 
  James Hind   Director of Industrial Design at Array Marketing

James Hind

Director of Industrial Design at Array Marketing

  Morna Gamblin   Industrial Designer at Designforce

Morna Gamblin

Industrial Designer at Designforce