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SEGD Global Design Awards 2019

The Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) has opened entry for its Global Design Awards for 2019.

Eligible for submission are projects that have been completed between 1 January 2016, and 31 December 2018, as for Student entries, projects that have been completed in 2017 or 2018 by full-time students.

Winners will be honored at the SEGD Global Design Awards Celebration during the SEGD Conference, 6-8 June, 2019 in Austin. Winning projects will also be featured in the SEGD18 awards annual and in the SEGD Global Design Awards archive on, as well as distributed in press releases.

The competition for 2019 includes the following categories:

  • Digital Experience Content (not advertising)
  • Exhibitions
  • Interactive Experiences
  • Placemaking and Identity
  • Public Installations
  • Strategy/Research/Planning
  • Wayfinding

A multi-disciplinary jury representing a diversity of design disciplines, as well as clients, users, and students will evaluate your projects based on their effectiveness in connecting people to place, creating a unique and memorable user experience, and solving the client’s objectives and design challenges.

Honor and Merit awards will be selected in each category.

In addition, one project will win the Best in Show award and one a Sylvia Harris award for social impace from the Honor winners.

The competition is open to all Experiential graphic designers, Environmental graphic designers, Graphic designers, Architects, Landscape architects, Exhibit designers, Industrial designers, Interior designers, Technology integrators, Digital content creators, User experience designers, Media developers, Creative agencies, Fabricators, Clients and Students, from any part of the world.

Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for experiential graphic design—honoring design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content, and compelling experiences in public spaces. Since 2014, the awards have been juried in separate categories in order to ensure that projects are compared with like projects, e.g., wayfinding projects with wayfinding projects.

SEGD Global Design Awards 2019 – Fees

  • SEGD Student Members: Free
  • Student Non-members: $50/entry
  • SEGD Members: $325/entry
  • All others: $700/entry
  • Special: $600 for non-member to join and enter one project.

Each entry submitted after 31 January 2019 will incure a $75 / project late fee.