Enter the 2023 SEGD Global Design Awards
Enter the 2023 SEGD Global Design Awards

2023 SEGD Global Design Awards Entry Portal is now OPEN! Click here to ENTER!

Entry Deadlines
Early: January 31
Late: February 14

Final: February 27

The 2023 SEGD Global Design Award winners will be announced at the 2023 SEGD Experience Washington DC.


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.

View the 2023 SEGD Global Design Awards Guidelines

Best Practices for Entering the 2023 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!

2023 Global Design Award Categories

2023 Global Design Award Categories
2023 Global Design Award Jury
Inguna Elere Design Studio H2E, Co-founder and Chief Design Officer
Inguna Elere
Matt Usi
Matt Usi
Lynn Kiang
Lynn Kiang
Amy Lukas, Partner, Infinite Scale, Salt Lake City
Amy Lukas
Robin Abad Ocubillo
Robin Abad Ocubillo
Genell Hoechstetter
Genell Hoechstetter
Joel Krieger, Magic Leap
Joel Krieger
Kyle Richter, RSM Design
Kyle Richter
Ana Tobin
Ana Tobin
Enter the 2023 SEGD Global Design Awards
View the 2023 SEGD Global Design Awards Guidelines
2023 SEGD Global Design Awards

Dive into the Updated Categories for the SEGD Global Design Awards

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​​​​​​​Getting ready to submit your project to the 2023 SEGD Global Design Awards? Check out the latest updates to the awards categories! This includes new categories and updated descriptions for existing categories.

2023 SEGD Global Design Awards Jury

2023 SEGD Global Design Awards Jury

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The SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for experiential design since 1987 and brings together a jury of talented and inspiring thought leaders to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary experiential design. 

Each year, SEGD recognizes the best-of-the-best in Experiential Design with projects spanning a wide range of topics, disciplines, and verticals within the following categories:

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