2012 SEGD Global Design Awards Programme

12 October 2011
31 January 2012
Washington, United States

Now in its 25 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.

Winning projects have 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.

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, educational/institutional, transportation, retail/commercial, residential, urban/cityscape, exhibition design/museums and galleries, zoos and aquaria, tradeshow/events/temporary spaces, master plans/planning/research, sustainable environments, etc.

Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony during the SEGD Conference to be held in Manhattan and Brooklyn, 8-9 June 2012. Winners will also be published in an SEGD press release, on the SEGD website, and in segdDESIGN magazine.

Entry details at: segd.org


  • Edwin L. Hofmann, Chair - United States
  • Katie Bevin - Australia
  • Lucy Holmes - United Kingdom
  • Alan Jacobson - United States
  • Rick Lincicome - United States
  • Kyle Reath - United States
  • Lucinda Sanders - United States

Additional Notes

  • Projects must have been completed between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2011.
  • This program is open to both members and non-members of SEGD.
  • Projects must demonstrate the use of graphic design elements (including but not limited to typography, symbols, pictograms, diagrams and colour-coding) in the design solution and must focus on the communication of information, identity, or image in the designed environment.
  • Projects entered in previous years may be entered again if they did not win an award.
  • There is no limit on the number of entries that can be entered by an individual or firm.
  • Jurors and their firms are not eligible to enter.
  • Student work is defined as work done in 2010 or 2011 by full-time students enrolled in a recognised design programme.
  • Winners are determined based on the overall standard of the programme entries. Jurors may award a Jury Award to a project they believe deserves special recognition.
  • Entrants are asked to enter "blindly," meaning individual or company names should not appear on any photos, project descriptions, videos, CDs, or other materials to be examined by SEGD Global Design Awards Program jurors. An SEGD staff member examines all entries prior to the jury submission to ensure that all company names are deleted from the materials reviewed by the jury.

Entry details at: segd.org

For additional information please contact:

Ann Makowski, COO
Society for Environmental Graphic Design
1000 Vermont Ave., NW Suite 400
Washington, DC
20005 United States
T +1 202 638 5555
F +1 202 478 2286
W segd.org

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