The SEGD Global Design Awards

Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for experiential design, honoring work that connects people to place. Link to the 2024 SEGD GDA Guidelines.

2024 Submission Deadline

Final: Feb. 29, 2024

Experience Excellence

Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for experiential design, honoring work that connects people to place by imbuing spaces with context, storytelling, and meaning.  The SEGD Global Design Awards celebrate designers and design firms whose work innovates the practice of experience design and enriches the human experience for people of all backgrounds and abilities.

Winning projects across the awards’ seven categories have ranged from accessible museum exhibitions to complex airport wayfinding systems, and from thought-provoking social justice memorials to seamlessly interactive branded environments.

Best Practices for Entering the 2024 Global Design Awards

“Seat at the Table” is an SEGD Sylvia Harris and Honor Award winner. Check out their entry as an example of a well-crafted and comprehensive project description, how photo captions can enhance understanding, and how a helpful video demonstrates the project’s overall interaction.

Best of Show

SEGD’s highest accolade: The prestigious Best of Show award shines a spotlight brighter than any other.

Sylvia Harris Award

In honor of citizen designer and advocate Sylvia Harris, this award recognizes designs that exemplify an unerring commitment to improve the civic experience.

Honor Award

Honor awards recognize exemplary distinction in completed experience design projects.

Merit Award

Merit awards acknowledge artful conception and creative solutions in experience design projects.

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