Jim Rimmer Scholarship Call for Entries

Calling all students and recent grads of BC Design Programs! Enter for a chance to be awarded one of two $1,000 scholarships.

The Jim Rimmer Community Scholarship for Design Award is an exciting opportunity for students to submit a completed project (or one currently in progress) for a community program, a non-profit, or an environmental or social cause. Students who are currently enrolled in a design program in British Columbia or who have graduated within the past year (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) are eligible. Scholarships will be awarded on the strength the solution, and how effectively it communicates a message, benefits a community, affects action and promotes change.

Scholarships Awarded: Two $1,000 scholarships from Hemlock Printers Ltd.

Submission Deadline: Monday, November 17, 2014 (4:00 pm)
Judging: November 18-19, 2014
Winners Announced: Friday, November 21, 2014 at Practivism 7 

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“Jim Rimmer is an icon of Canadian design, craftsmanship and ingenuity. This scholarship is a reminder to the new generation of design thinkers that we need to retain the principles of our craft, Jim led by example. His work and passion will always be an inspiration to our members and everyone in the design industry.” ~ Marga Lopez, CGD, past-president of GDC/BC.

Jim Rimmer was a pivotal influence in Canadian letterpress and private press. Many of his typefaces, such as Albertan are ubiquitous in print and digital graphic design worldwide. His stature as an icon was recognized in 2007 when he was awarded a fellowship by the GDC. Sadly, Jim Rimmer passed away on Saturday, January 9th, 2010 after battling cancer. The scholarship was initially announced in November 2009 at Practivism, an annual GDC/BC event. Jim knew of the scholarship in his name, though he was too ill to attend Practivism.

“We are very proud to support the next generation of designers in our community, through this fitting honour of Jim Rimmer’s contributions to the field with this scholarship.”
~ Dick Kouwenhoven, president and CEO of Hemlock Printers

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