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In 2020, SEGD established a new committee dedicated to reviewing the candidates submitted annually to be considered as SEGD Fellows. Last year, those committee members along with the SEGD Board of Directors determined that there would be an annual Class of Fellows, so that more than one Fellow could receive the prestigious honor. This was done to reflect the expanded areas of practice that fall within the field of experience design; i.e. branded environments, digital experiences, etc.
This year is a particularly significant year to our community, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. Part of the important legacy of the organization is how individuals have led the understanding and vision of experiential design and the impact that has had on our broader community. Each year we reach out to all of you, our members, to nominate those individuals that are leading the standards for excellence in the field of experiential design.
As an organization, we rely on our members to share the stories of those individuals that stand out, those who go above and beyond, that emerge as outstanding leaders, mentors, catalysts for excellence and ingenuity in our fields of practice.
Now is the time to submit your nominations! To nominate an SEGD member for a 2023 Achievement Award, please use the following links to complete the Achievement submissions by February 26, 2023
See the 2023 award categories and descriptions below and help us honor those members who exemplify excellence.
Each year, SEGD presents Achievement Awards in six different categories:
- Distinguished Member
- Chapter Chair
- Fellow (the most prestigious award)
Recipients include laureates and innovators in the field, champions of meaningful design and long-standing partners who have contributed significantly to the success of our organization. Achievement Award winners will be announced and presented at the 2023 SEGD Annual Conference scheduled for August 24–26 in Washington, D.C.
To nominate an SEGD member for a 2023 Achievement Award, please visit the nomination page on the SEGD website. The following are the descriptions and nominating criteria for each award:
1. Distinguished Member Award
For demonstrating outstanding volunteer efforts contributing to the direction, growth, and excellence of SEGD programs and communities.
Entries are encouraged to recognize members who have demonstrated: inspiring new audience engagement, extending awareness of the field of experiential design, cultivating design communities, and clearing obstacles to facilitate the advancement of practitioners, ideas and practice areas.
2. Innovation Award
Advancing technologies and manufacturing in experiential design.
Entries are encouraged to recognize members who have demonstrated: innovative expertise and processes that have expanded the potential impact and engagement of experiential and environmental graphic design.
3. Insight Award
For visionary clients who demonstrate the impact of experiential design by commissioning projects and initiatives that significantly enhance or promote opportunities for the field and practitioners.
Entries are encouraged to recognize visionary clients behind impactful projects and rewarding partnerships, namely, experiential and environmental graphic design, interaction design, exhibition design, creative technology, installation and public good projects.
4. Educator Award
For educators driving and leading the development of the next generation of experiential designers, practitioners, and faculty.
Entries are encouraged to recognize academic members who have demonstrated: the cultivation and practice of design across practice areas of SEGD, namely, experiential and environmental graphic design, interaction design, exhibition design, creative technology, installation and public good projects, etc.
5. Chapter Chair Award
For outstanding volunteer efforts while significantly contributing to the direction, growth, strength and excellence of SEGD both regionally and internationally.
Entries are encouraged to recognize members who have demonstrated commitment to the organization through their volunteer efforts as a Chapter Chair. Chapter Chairs host local and regional events, creating opportunities for members to connect with their local communities.
Epitomizes the highest standards of practice in the field.
For promoting the highest values in environmental/experiential design and significantly contributing to the direction and growth of their field.
SEGD Fellows are the laureates of environmental/experiential design, recognized for creating a body of work and design leadership that epitomizes the highest standards of practice in their field.
Entries are encouraged to recognize members who have demonstrated: the highest standards in the professional practice of environmental and/or experiential graphic design, proven design excellence (minimum of 10 years) shown in their body of work in environmental and/or experiential graphic design, or have made substantial contributions in leadership, education, research, strategy, or other areas related to environmental and/or experiential graphic design, thought-leadership, leading positive change in our industry through a focus on areas such as innovation, inclusivity and sustainability.