Criteria

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YDC Collaborators

  • Graduate students, or
  • 7-10 years post graduation, working in industry
  • 27-35 years old

Selected honourary participants will:

  • Connect to global young designers around the world and learn from each other
  • Work on/ Lead two key projects
  • Connect with a minimum of five WDO Members
  • Participate/ Lead in monthly mentoring sessions with WDO network
    • Schedule to be released when selected
  • Contribute two collaborative thought pieces for circulation in WDO’s newsletter, WDO.org, and/or social media platforms
  • Participate in 3 media appearances for WDO (TBD)
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YDC Contributors

  • Undergraduate students, or
  • 1-4 years post graduation, working in industry
  • 20-26 years old

Selected honourary participants will:

  • Connect to global young designers around the world and learn from each other
  • Work on one key projects 
  • Connect with a minimum of three WDO Members
  • Participate in monthly mentoring sessions with WDO network
    • Schedule to be released when selected
  • Contribute one collaborative thought piece for circulation in WDO’s newsletter, WDO.org, and/or social media platforms

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • 30 June: Open call for submissions
  • 28 July: Close call for submissions 
  • 31 July – 11 August: Selection process
  • 11 – 29 September: Selected members will be notified 
  • 29 October: Announcement of new cohort at WDO General Assembly

Application form