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2018 SEGD Global Design Awards Teaser

 

SEE ALL THE 2018 SEGD GLOBAL DESIGN AWARD WINNERS

 

The 2018 Design awards are now closed. Please attend the awards event at the 2018 SEGD Conference: Experience Minneapolis and see the website for the winners on the 10 June.

 

The 2018 SEGD Global Design Awards FINAL Deadline: entries close 03.02.2018.

Winning entries will be announced and celebrated at a dedicated SEGD Global Design Awards ceremony at the SEGD Conference Experience Minneapolis.Look at the 2017 Winners galleryas a reference point for what to enter.

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.

Winning projects have ranged from interactive multimedia environments to complex hospital wayfinding systems and from branded corporate environments to museum exhibitions. Retail and interior projects, architectural signing, public art, design research, and books have also won awards. Students compete along with professionals and often win Merit and Honor awards. The prestigious Best of Show award shines a spotlight on the winner brighter than any other SEGD accolade.

Awards are conferred by multi-disciplinary, international juries. Past jurors have included Henry Beer, Peter Dixon, Sue Gould, Graham Hanson, Lars Uwe Bleher, David Vanden-Eynden, Kelly Kolar, Ken Carbone, Mitchell Mauk, Ronald Shakespear, David Gibson, Paul Prejza, Lance Wyman, and Virginia Gehshan.

 

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What can you enter?

 

Matrix of Options

 

Questions? 

 

Have questions about the 2018 SEGD Global Design Awards? Call or emailJennette Foreman, +1-202-638-5555.

 

What People Are Saying About the Design Awards

We constantly hear feedback about the high standards that the SEGD Global Design Awards set because of the rigor of the jury process.

 

"We only enter two awards, the SEGD Global Design Awards and the Type Directors Club." - Paula Scher, Pentagram

"For EGD practitioners, the SEGD design awards is the only competition that matters. But you gotta be in it to win it!" -David Vanden-Eynden, FSEGD

"Like most studios, we have reduced our involvement in competitions for financial reasons and lack of return on investment for ourselves and our clients. That said, we continue to make exceptions for those--such as SEGD--that represent the best of a specific design discipline. The SEGD Design Awards bring prestige and a return on investment by validating the caliber of work we provide. And a winning project adds to our clients' cachet."  - Tom Marquardt, Design Collaboratives

"Entering a project in the SEGD competition is a great way to acknowledge and appreciate the designers who worked hard to create it." - Virginia Gehshan, FSEGD

“We are pleased, once again, to have the prestigious honor to sponsor the SEGD Global Design Awards Program for 2018. SEGD brings the planning, designing and building – 3M brings the science behind the innovative solutions that help you shape experiences people have with places and brands” - Sandy Schichel Swanson, 3M Commercial Solutions Division

 

The 2018 SEGD Global Design Awards Jury Chair Christina Lyons, FIT
Ellen Bean Spurlock, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
Ellen Bean Spurlock
Sasha Ichoonsigy is a Graphic Designer at the Houston Zoo
Sasha Ichoonsigy
Christina Lyons, professor and chairperson, Graduate Exhibition & Experience Design at FIT
Christina Lyons
Kathy Fry, Mayer/Reed, Portland Chapter Chair
Kathy Fry
Brian Brindisi
Brian Brindisi
Photo of Joe Karadin, ESI
Joe Karadin
Photo of Jeff Grantz, Materials & Methods
Jeff Grantz
Valentin Spiess, iart ag
Valentin Spiess
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2018 SEGD Global Design Awards Set to Open for Entries on Dec. 1
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The 2018 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, will officially open for entries on December 1, 2017.

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