As a pioneer and mentor in the field of design for social impact, the late Sylvia Harris was an inspiration to designers of all stripes, and her legacy lives on in with a new opportunity for design professionals looking to make a difference. To honor her work and spirit, Design Ignites Change and AIGA are pleased to present the Sylvia Harris Citizen Design Award to support like-minded designers committed to public design.
Practicing professionals from all design disciplines (graphic, product, architecture, interior, interactive, service design, etc.) are invited to apply for the $10,000 award to be used towards realizing a well-researched and considered concept for a project to encourage change in their community. All applications will be reviewed by a committee of creative professionals, business, civic and non-profit leaders. Submissions will be judged based on the overall concept, viability and potential for impact.
To find out more about Sylvia Harris and her legacy, as well as details about how to enter, check out the Design Ignites Change website. The official deadline is August 1, 2014.