Design Corps and Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network – in conjunction with our 2013 partner, the University of Minnesota College of Design- are pleased to announce the Third Annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design. Recognizing design projects with exceptional social, economic, and environmental impact, the SEED Awards represent the forces needed to create truly sustainable projects and positive change in the world.
Through a competitive jury process, six projects will be selected and celebrated. Winning projects will receive a $1,000 honorarium and an all-expense-paid trip for one team representative to present at the annual Structures for Inclusion (SFI 13) conference, taking place March 23-25, 2013 in Minneapolis. Winning projects will be featured in a forthcoming publication, The SEED Field Manual, and profiled online.
Three broad categories of projects that have been designed or redesigned for the public good will be considered:
2. Places; such as buildings, landscapes, and other environments
3. Processes; such as services, systems, business practices, or public policies
Projects in progress or completed in the past three years are eligible.
Student, professional, and DIY projects will be considered, including work undertaken by individuals, nonprofit entities, private firms, and universities. Work may be undertaken anywhere in the world.
Submissions that communicate the voices of actual clients or users are strongly encouraged.