SDS Awards 2013


SDS Awards 2013
This is the fifth international Awards competition to be organised by the Society and, as ever, its purpose is to recognise excellence in signing, systems and wayfinding, wherever in the world it may be happening, in whatever form and irrespective of size and scale. It seeks to give prominence to companies and individuals and those studying in the areas of interest to the Society, who are proving their competence and originality.


Who can enter?
Although the Society is London based, entry to the competition is by no means confined to those based in the UK. Previous submissions have come from many corners of the globe, highlighting an immense diversity of projects and ideas – from wood carvings in Peru, through cycle path signing in Australia, Government buildings in Austria to digital sign systems for the Japanese rail network. 
But we still look forward to an entry from Africa!

The Award categories
The classifications are wide ranging to embrace the increasing scope of the profession and the technical and cerebral breadth of information design and wayfinding design. This year there are eight categories covering several areas which are new to the Awards:

  • Wayfinding in Public Spaces
  • Information Design for Navigation
  • Commercial Signing Applications and Identity
  • Product Innovation and Technology
  • Digital Wayfinding Solutions
  • Multiple Language and Multi-script Signing
  • Human Factors for Navigation/li>
  • Student Work

In addition, a Grand Prix award will be given to the best entry received overall.

The competition is open for four months. Entries will be accepted until 23.59 GMT on Friday 20th September 2013.

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