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Until February 29, entries are open for the SEGD Global Design Awards 2024 competition, organised by the Society for Experiental Graphic Design (SEGD). Works that connect people to place by imbuing spaces with context, storytelling, and meaning can be submitted in seven categories. Professional designers of various disciplines, architects, manufacturers, clients, and students are eligible for the prestigious awards.

Stories Editorial February 5, 2024

The SEGD Global Design Awards are one of the most significant design industry awards globally, presented since 1987. It honours outstanding design works that combine content and a unique experience. 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. The multidisciplinary community of SEGD was established in the United States 50 years ago and now operates in ten countries worldwide, including Latvia. The SEGD Riga Chapter is curated by the design studio H2E, which was granted these rights after receiving the awards.

This year, submitted works will be evaluated in seven categories:

  • Branded Environments,
  • Digital Experiences,
  • Exhibition,
  • Placemaking,
  • Public Installation,
  • Strategy/Research/Planning,
  • Wayfinding.

Maintaining the anonymity of the entrants, a professional jury, chaired this year by design strategist and Parsons School of Design professor Nu Goteh, will assess the works. Winners in each category compete for the Best of Show award, and special awards are also presented in the competition. Organisers specifically encourage submissions that demonstrate values such as sustainability, inclusion, and equality.

SEGD Global Design Awards accepts submissions from SEGD members and other designers, architects, technology specialists, digital content creators, manufacturers, clients, and students working in various design disciplines. Conditions and participation fees for the entrants vary, and more information is in the competition submission guidelines.


The award ceremony will take place during the SEGD Conference on September 26–28 in Dallas, USA. Entries for the competition can be submitted until February 29 (with an increased participation fee after February 14). More information about the competition, its regulations, and the submission of works can be found on the SEGD website.