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The 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Deadline: entries close 02.14.2019.

Winning entries will be announced and celebrated at a dedicated SEGD Global Design Awards ceremony at the SEGD Conference Experience Austin.Look at the 2018 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?

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Meet the 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Jury
Refik Anadol
Refik Anadol
Joe Donovan
(Joseph) Joe Donovan
Cynthia Damar Schnobb
Cynthia Damar-Schnobb
Lance Wyman, SEGD
Lance Wyman
Daisy Corso is a Designer at ArtHouse Design in Denver.
Daisy Corso
Dardinelle Troen
Lee Skolnick
Lee H. Skolnick
Kathy Fry, Mayer/Reed, Portland Chapter Chair
Kathy Fry
Cameron Smith, Partner, Infinite Scale
Cameron Smith
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Global Design Awards' Best in Show winners over the past five years.

Here's Your Design Awards Inspiration — Straight From the Archives

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What does a futurist digital archive, a light frieze on a brick building, an information exhibition, a wayfinding installation with inflatables, and a massive digital display doubling as an airport terminal have in common? All were awe-inspiring, game-changing projects recognized as the best of the best in the SEGD Global Design Awards.

Jury member Ellen Spurlock: enter your best work to the Global Design Awards

A Juror's Insight Into the 2019 Global Design Awards

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Ellen Bean Spurlock is no stranger to the SEGD Global Design Awards. In addition to joining the jury last year, she's also entered successful projects in the Design Awards. If you're curious about why you should enter, what the jurors look for and how to put together a winning entry? Here's what this jury vet has to say.

2019 Global Design Awards Deadline is 02.14! Comparing Design Awards to Valentine's Day

Shall I compare thee (Global Design Awards) to a Valentine's Day?

Entering the 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards may seem daunting, like going on a blind date set up by your grandma. But it offers a lot more promise than the stranger sitting across from you who brought a puppet to a dinner date. Here are six ways Valentine's Day compares to SEGD's Global Design Awards.

2019 Global Design Awards Jury

9 People You Want to Know—2019 Global Design Awards Jurors

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The 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Jurors are #Goals. Check out the esteemed jurors who are teaming up to choose this year's Best in Show, along with other amazing awards.

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9 Business Benefits to Entering Awards Competitions

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Imagine being called up to the stage, walking past an audience full of your peers, to receive an award for your work. That plaque you pose with is a symbol that what you do really matters, right? That your work is respected and recognized. (Cue up the Academy Award music here….)

Enter the 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards!

What You Need to Know About the 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards

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Dear Designer, Fabricator, Client or Student from anywhere in the world: Here is everything you need to know about entering the 2019 SEGD Design Awards, so your project gets the exposure it deserves!

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A Case for How Design Awards Can Matter to You

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The SEGD Global Design Awards amplifies recognition on a global scale while also celebrating firms who strive to think outside of the box, but did you know that by entering your project in the SEGD Global Design Awards, there is more opportunity for exposure with a one in four chance of being published?

The 7 SEGD Global Design Awards Categories—Explained!

The 7 SEGD Global Design Awards Categories—Explained!

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As the only international design awards program focused solely on experiential graphic design, the SEGD Global Design Awardsseek out and recognize the world’s best examples of experiences designed to connect people to place.

2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Opens for Entries

2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Opens for Entries

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Awards to honor excellence in experiential graphic design connecting people to place

WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 3, 2018)—The 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, officially opened for entries on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Preparing a Winning Entry

Entering the 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards may seem daunting, but fear not! Here's a list of the "dos and don'ts" to help you get started and increase your chances of winning.

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Global Design Awards - Views from the Top

We’ve compiled data for the past three years and created this infographic to provide insight into the top projects, practice areas and industry verticals. See how the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards can give your business a boost.

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