The SEGD Achievement Awards honor the people and companies who set the standard for excellence in the field of experiential design—and you, our members, have the opportunity to participate in 2023’s nomination process. Know an outstanding design educator? A firm or client leading the way in innovation? A chapter chair who has gone above and beyond? Then submit a nomination! See the 2023 award descriptions below and help us honor those members who exemplify excellence.
Each year, SEGD presents Achievement Awards in six different categories:
Distinguished Member Innovation Insight Educator 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 by March 15, 2023. 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.