SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design 2014

Design Corps and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network announce the Call for Entries in the fourth annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design competition. Recognizing excellence in social, economic and environmental design, the SEED Awards represent the confluence of forces needed to create truly sustainable projects and change in the world.

Six projects will be selected through a competitive jury process. Winning projects will receive a $1,000 honorarium and an all-expense-paid trip for one team representative to present at the fourteenth international Structures for Inclusion conference (SFI 14) to be held March 22-23, 2014, in New York City at Parsons The New School for Design. A Public Interest Design Institute will follow the conference on March 24-25 at the City College of New York.

Three inclusive categories of projects that have been designed or redesigned for the public good will be considered: 1) Products; 2) Places, such as buildings, landscapes and other environments; and 3) Services, Systems, Public Policy and Business Practices. Projects in progress or completed in the past three years are eligible. Student, professional and Do It Yourself projects will be considered. Work may be undertaken anywhere in the world.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by 11:59 p.m. EST. Winners will be announced January 22, 2014. For application details and guidelines, go to