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Now in its 26th year, the annual SEGD Global Design Awards Program was established in 1987 to recognise the highest standards in environmental graphic design. The program illustrates the pandisciplinary nature of visual communications in the built environment and its important role in providing context, a strong sense of place, and navigational aids through complex human-made environments.
In 2012, the program attracted more than 400 entries from 30 countries. Winning projects included wayfinding systems in cities, health care and educational environments, transportation facilities, and commercial complexes; branding and identity work and themed environments; retail and interior projects; exhibition design; media architecture and dynamic information environments; and public art installations.
Environmental graphic design is increasingly cross-disciplinary, often created by collaborative teams working to activate and organize the places where people live, work, play, gather, and learn.
"It may be called by different names, but everywhere you look, SEGD is being used to inform, engage, and inspire people in public spaces," commented Joe Zenas, CEO and Principal of experiential design company Thinkwell Group and Chair of the 2013 SEGD Global Design Awards Program. "Whether it’s directional information in a transit station, a branded environment for a corporation, or a blockbuster exhibition, SEGD improves the quality of life by making public spaces more memorable and experiential."
Awards are conferred by multidisciplinary international juries. Entries are encouraged from any application that can benefit from graphic communications:
• Dynamic Environments
• Office/Workplace Environments
• Leisure/Entertainment Environments
• Educational/Institutional Environments
• Transportation Environments
• Retail/Commercial Environments
• Residential Environments
• Urban Projects
• Trade Shows/Temporary Events
• Master Plans/Planning/Research
There is no limit on the number of projects that can be entered by an individual or firm. Projects must have been completed between 1.1.10 and 12.31.12. Projects can be submitted by SEGD members and non-SEGD members.
Student work is defined as work done in 2011 or 2012 by full-time students enrolled in a recognized design program
Entries must be received by SEGD no later than midnight on January 31, 2013. Late entries must be received no later than midnight on February 14, 2013 and will incur a late fee of $50 per project.
Open worldwide to:
• Environmental graphic designers
• Graphic artists
• Exhibit designers
• Media developers
• Landscape architects
• Industrial designers
• Interior designers
Winners of the 2013 SEGD Global Design Awards will be announced at the 2013 SEGD Conference June 6-8 in San Francisco and will be featured on the SEGD website and in its award-winning eg magazine.