2017 Premier's Awards Entry Deadline Extended

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We have some great news! The submission deadline for the DCS Premier's Awards of Excellence in Design has been extended to Wednesday, September 20th at 5pm. Please contact the Design Council representative from your association (listed on the form) with any questions regarding entries.

The awards will be handed out on Friday, September 29th at our SK Design Week HQ (145 1st Ave N). You can purchase tickets for the awards party at the same time you pay your entry fees. Tickets are also available on Picatic.

Good luck!

Download the 2017 Premier’s Awards Call for Entries (PDF)

Call for Participants - 20x20 Speaker Event

DCS is seeking participants for a 20x20 style presentation (twenty slides, twenty second each) at our Design Week Launch Event on September 23, 2017.

Potential speakers must hold current membership with one of the professional design associations that make up the Design Council of Saskatchewan.

Please submit a short (1 page) proposal outlining the topic to be presented to design.council.sk@gmail.com.

Proposals due: Aug 31, 2017

2017 Premier’s Awards Call For Entries

Held in conjunction with Design Week, taking place in Saskatoon and Regina from September 23-29, 2017, the Premier’s Awards of Excellence in Design is a juried competition recognizing outstanding applied design in Saskatchewan in seven different categories.

In an effort to make the awards more fair, some eligibility and submission requirements have been revised substantially from previous years. Please review the forms carefully and ensure you meet all criteria.

The deadline to submit projects is 5 pm, September 6, 2017. Please contact the Design Council representative from your association (listed on the form) with any questions regarding entries.

The awards will be handed out on Friday, September 29th at a venue to be named later. You can purchase tickets for the awards party at the same time you pay your entry fees. (Tickets will also be available on Picatic soon.)

Good luck!

Download the 2017 Premier’s Awards Call for Entries (PDF)

Design Council of Saskatchewan is Looking for an Event Planner

The Design Council of Saskatchewan seeks proposals from individuals, firms, and organizations to serve as the Event Planner for Design Week SK 2017; which runs from September 23-29, 2017

The successful candidate will be an individual, firm, or organization with relevant experience in coordinating events of similar size and focus. As an independent contractor, the Event Planner shall fulfill these duties in coordination with the Executive Director and Events Committee, with the nature of this relationship to be guided strictly by a contract for professional services.  Please refer to the Responsibility List and draft Event Schedule for a detailed breakdown of the Event Planner tasks and role.

Proposals shall be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 19th, 2017. Proposals will be evaluated and a recommendation for selection will be made as soon as possible. Selected candidate(s) will be required to meet with members of DCS as part of an interview process.

The Design Council of Saskatchewan thanks you for your interest in our organization.  If you have any questions about the proposal or the job description, please contact Nicole Lock at 306-713-3023 or design.council.sk@gmail.com.

Please see the attached PDF for complete details about the position and the application process.

Save the Date: Design Week SK to be held September 23-29, 2017

Design Week SK returns to Saskatoon and Regina this September. We have a great lineup of speakers confirmed for this year’s event including: Omar Gandhi, recognized as one of the world’s top 20 young architects by Wallpaper* Magazine; Jason Kasper, founder and Principal of IDEATE Design Consulting; and Ian Brignell, award winning lettering, logo and font designer. The week will finish with the Premier's Awards of Excellence in Design celebrating the work of local designers. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram to get updated on details as they are announced.

Design Council of Saskatchewan is looking for an Executive Director

DCS seeks to hire a part-time Executive Director for the upcoming year.

The successful candidate shall be responsible for the routine administration, maintenance of membership & fees, guidance (supervision) of sub-committees, marketing & communications strategy, financial administration, and other duties as required for Design Week 2017 and the 2017 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Design program.

The successful candidate will be an individual, firm, or organization with an understanding of the DCS and its past programs. As an independent contractor, the Executive Director shall fulfill these duties with minimal supervision by the Council, with the nature of this relationship to be guided strictly by a contract for professional services. Please refer to the attached Responsibility List for a detailed breakdown of the Executive Director tasks and role.

Proposals shall be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, February 3rd, 2017. Proposals received after this date and time shall be rejected. Proposals will be evaluated and a recommendation for selection will be made as soon as possible. Selected candidate(s) may be required to meet with members of DCS as part of an interview process.

DCS anticipates that this contract will be awarded to an individual, firm, or organization working on a part-time basis, approximately 200-300 hours over the course of the contract for the amount of $30/hour. The time requirements throughout the period of the contract will fluctuate. Leading up to Premier’s Design Awards and Design Week 2017 (September 2017), the Executive Director time expectations will increase. The proposed contract schedule shall run from February 20, 2017 to January 31, 2018.

The Design Council of Saskatchewan thanks you for your interest in our organization. If you have any questions about the proposal or the job description, please contact Amber Moar at 306-370-2066 or design.council.sk@gmail.com.

Please see the attached PDF for complete details about the position and the application process.

2015 Premier’s Awards Call For Entries

Held in conjunction with Design Week, taking place in Saskatoon and Regina from November 2-6, 2015, the Premier’s Awards of Excellence in Design is a juried competition recognizing outstanding applied design in Saskatchewan in seven different categories.

In an effort to make the awards more fair, some eligibility and submission requirements have been revised substantially from previous years. Please review the forms carefully and ensure you meet all criteria.

The deadline to submit projects is 5 pm, October 8, 2015. Please contact the Design Council representative from your association (listed on the form) with any questions regarding entries.

The awards will be handed out on Friday, November 6th at a venue to be named later. You can purchase tickets for the awards party at the same time you pay your entry fees. (Tickets will also be available on Picatic soon.)

Good luck!

Download the 2015 Premier’s Awards Call for Entries (PDF)

Save the Date: Saskatchewan Design Week to Be Held November 2-6, 2015

Preliminary plans are already under way for Saskatchewan Design Week 2015. So you can start to look forward to another inspiring free lecture series and start thinking about which projects to enter into the Premier’s Awards of Excellence in Design. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get updated on details as they are announced.

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2013 Premier’s Awards Call For Entries

Held in conjunction with Design Week, taking place in Saskatoon from October 21-25, 2013, the Premiers Awards of Excellence in Design is a juried competition recognizing outstanding applied design in Saskatchewan in seven different categories.

New to the awards this year, is the “Integrated Design” category. This category replaces the previous “Collaborative” category, with revised criteria to help encourage the entry of projects that are more truly and fully collaborative in nature. Remember to review all awards criteria carefully.

The deadline to submit projects is October 17, 2013. Please contact the Design Council representative from your association (listed on the form) with any questions regarding entries.

The awards will be handed out on Friday, October 25th at the newly renovated Louis’ Loft on the U of S campus. You can purchase tickets for the awards party at the same time you pay your entry fees. (Tickets will also be available on Picatic soon.)

Good luck!

Download the 2013 Premier’s Awards Call for Entries (PDF)

 

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