Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards [In One Place!]

So you're a Designer, Fabricator, Client or Student from anywhere in the world...

...and you've got an amazing project you or your team completed between 1/1/2013 and 12/31/2015 in one of the following categories: Exhibitions, Placemaking and Identity, Public Installations, Strategy/Research/Planning, Wayfinding, Interactive Experiences and Digital Experience Content. And you want to enter (and win!) an SEGD Global Design Award. 

Now that we've established those basic parameters, let's talk deadlines:

  • Bad news-- you're already late. (The first deadline was 1/31/2016.)
  • Good news-- you can enter late entries (with a late fee) until the 2/14/2016 deadline. (Happy Valentine's Day!)
  • Even better news for you last minute folks-- we are extending the late deadline until 2/21/2016! (You're welcome.)


The timeline is clear; moving on to what's required:


Not sure if your project is right for the awards?


Still on the fence about entering? Here are 10 (mostly) great reasons you should participate:

  1. It's Good for Business (Really! And even if you don't win.)
  2. Winning Could Change Your Life-- It Changed These!
  3. The award itself was designed by legendary designer Massimo Vignelli. (Enough said!)
  4. The SEGD Global Design Awards is the only international design program that focuses exclusively on user experiences in the built environment.
  5. The SEGD Global Design Awards includes a special category for "giving back." The Sylvia Harris Design Award recognizes the critical importance of accessible public-sector design work and enhancement of communication for projects in the public realm.
  6. The 2016 Jury Line-up is Pretty Awesome.
  7. Everyone else is doing it. 
  8. This: "We only enter two awards, the SEGD Global Design Awards and the Type Directors Club." - Paula Scher, Pentagram
  9. The awards ceremony is at the 2016 SEGD Conference Experience: Seattle
  10. If you don't enter, you can't win. (Obvious yes, but true!)


What are you waiting for? Let's get this party started today!


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