What to Submit:
An entry consists of four separate parts, please use the templates provided for submission parts 1, 2 and 3. Keep in mind that this year work will be judged anonymously, so please do not use your team, organisation, university or client names or branding anywhere in the submission or the images. The client signature will be validated at SDN to ensure a real client or user was involved, but will not be shared with the jury until finalists are selected to maintain anonymity.
Maintaining anonymity: In case you have images of artifacts or project outputs that have your organisation logo or your client’s logo or another highly recognisable branding visible, please either a) blur or cover the branding in the photograph so it is not visible or b) submit different photographs, sketches or diagrams without branding.
- Single-page summary (click here for template) for judging & media coverage with a maximum of 450 words. Save as a PDF file named 'Summary_Your Project Title'.
- Submission report (click here for template) A maximum of 5 pages - 2.250 words. You are allowed 1 additional A4 page only to be used for endnotes and references (if you have referenced academic articles or publications for example), these references will be excluded from the word count. Save as a single PDF file named 'Report_Your Project Title'. If the entry exceeds five pages or the word limit, this content will not be considered by the jury.
- A single-page, signed validation to confirm your work. This will be viewed by judges in the final round of judging once finalists have been selected.
- For professional submissions, this should come from your main client (click here for professional template).
- For student submissions, this should come from an external stakeholder or professor who oversaw your work (click here for student template).
- Visual document (6-15 pages) of photos or graphics about the project for judging & project promotion (high resolution, RGB, single PDF, maximum size 15MB). We strongly recommend that you supplement your written submission with photographs, graphics, and/or service design artifacts that will help the judges better understand your project. Artifacts that are helpful for the judges include, but aren’t limited to: user journeys, service blueprints, stakeholder maps, personas, or other tools or outputs employed in your work.
Submitting your Project:
All parts of the entry must be uploaded to the entry system. Entries must be uploaded to the Service Design Award website by 23:59 CET June 7, 2019. No physical entries or additional materials are accepted. Further details about the entry requirements below.
Once the call for submission has been closed, the jury will start with the evaluation process. Shortlisted projects will be announced by the first week of September.
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