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Brands that make life more seamless or more fulfilling win the long-term journey for loyal customers. This is accomplished through intentional design of built environments, digital services, and experiences, and that's what Skift Design Awards will uncover and recognize. Submissions are now open!

Submissions are now open to enter into the Skift Design Awards!

The Skift Design Awards is dedicated to honoring the best spaces, services, and experiences across the traveler journey.

Unique to any other awards program in the market, the Skift Design Awards celebrates the best design work across physical and digital touch points in travel, from built environments to tech innovations and live experiences. Beyond visuals and aesthetics, we’re looking at the transformative power of design holistically across the entire traveler journey.

Here’s what you need to know before the Friday, May 3 early deadline.

Who should enter?
Brands, agencies, and designers who create work that impacts the traveler experience. Our flagship awards program recognizes the top work across travel sectors, spanning across architecture/interior design, UX, digital, and experiential, and where they converge.

What are the categories?
You can find full descriptions on the Skift Design Awards landing page here. Some submissions may fall into a number of categories.

Built Environments: Physical spaces travelers interact with.
Aviation Experience
Guest Experience
Public Space
Cruise Experience
Retail Environment
Entertainment Space
Meeting Space
Eco-Friendly Design

Experiences and Activations: Moments throughout the traveler journey.
F&B or Entertainment Experience
Event Networking Experience
Event Activation
AR, VR or Mixed Reality
In-Destination Experience
Business Traveler Experience
Design For Wellbeing

The awards ceremony will coincide with our Skift Global Forum on September 18-19 in New York City.

Take advantage of the early deadline pricing of $449 per entry and apply before May 3.

If you have any questions, feedback or want to learn more about sponsorship opportunities with the Skift Design Awards, email us at [email protected]


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