2022 Global Design Awards
2022 Global Design Awards

2022 SEGD Global Design Awards Entry Portal is now OPEN! Click here to ENTER!

Entry Deadlines
Early: January 31
Late: February 14

Final: February 25

The 2022 SEGD Global Design Award winners will be announced at the 2022 SEGD Experience Portland.


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, storytelling, and compelling experiences in public spaces. The awards celebrate design that inspires and improves the human experience for individuals of all backgrounds and abilities.

Winning projects have ranged from; accessible interactive experiences to complex airport wayfinding systems; and social justice exhibitions to branded corporate environments. Retail and themed entertainment projects, digital architectural interventions, outdoor memorials, placemaking and family friendly installations, innovative design research, and books have also won awards.

The prestigious Best of Show award shines a spotlight on the winner brighter than any other SEGD accolade. The Sylvia Harris Award, established in 2014, recognizes designs that exemplify an unerring commitment to using design to improve the civic experience. In all categories, students compete along with professionals and often win Merit and Honor awards.

Awards are conferred by multi-disciplinary, international juries. Past jurors have included Graham Hanson, David Vanden-Eynden, Kelly Kolar, Ronald Shakespear, Virginia Gehshan, David Gibson, Lance Wyman, Kristine Matthews, Refik Anadol, Cynthia Jones Parks, Lee Skolnick, Inguna Elere, Bosco Hernandez, Traci Sym and Jonathan Jackson.

2022 Global Design Awards Submission Guidelines

Best Practices for Entering the 2022 Global Design Awards:

Take a look at a winning entry! Seat at the Table was SEGD's 2021 Sylvia Harris and Honor Award winner. Check out their entry for a great example of how photo captions can further explain, how to write a detailed project description, and a helpful video that adds to the interaction of the project!

View the Seat at the Table Entry Document

View the Seat at the Table Video

 

Take a look at the chart below to see what types of projects can be entered and what category they should be entered in!

A list of what you can enter in the 2021 Global Design Awards.

2022 SEGD Global Design Award Jury
Genell Hoechstetter
Genell Hoechstetter
Carlea Stremme
Carlea Stremme
Richard The
Richard The
Jennifer Kapral
Jennifer Kapral
Eddie Opara, Pentagram
Eddie Opara
Philip Tiongson, Potion
Phillip Tiongson
Bosco Hernández is Design Director at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Bosco Hernandez
Robin Perkins
Robin Perkins
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Jason Bruges
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2022 Global Design Awards Submission Guidelines
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SEGD: A Resource for Black History Experiences

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Black History Month is here! And SEGD is a great resource for information about exceptional experience design projects featuring Black History themes. SEGD members can access past articles and event videos covering a range of African American history topics, including the work of design studios and cultural organizations who help illuminate these sometimes “untold histories” to the public. Below are links to some previous SEGD articles—and get ready to see new Black History articles featured throughout February 2022!

Best Practices for Preparing a Winning Global Design Awards Entry

Best Practices for Preparing a Winning Global Design Awards Entry

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​​​​​​​The entry portal for the 2022 SEGD Global Design Awards is live and ready for you to enter your projects! Don’t know where to start with your entry? Here are some best practices to keep in mind when entering or reentering your project(s) that will separate the good from the best. Here's to helping you get started and increase your chances of winning!

2022 Global Design Awards: Jurors Announced

2022 Global Design Awards: Jurors Announced

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​​​​​​​The SEGD Global Design Awards (GDA) represent the best in experiential graphic design and celebrate those designers and design firms whose work exemplifies the organization’s mission to “Educate, Connect and Inspire.” SEGD is proud to announce the jury members who will select the 2022 GDA winners.

The 2022 Global Design Awards are Open for Entries!

The 2022 Global Design Awards are Open for Entries!

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​​​​​​​It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to submit your projects for the 2022 SEGD Global Design Awards (GDA). The portal for nominations is open!

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