Who can apply?

Place by Design is open to anyone who has a vision of improving their immediate surroundings, block, community or city. We look at public space and the built environment design in the broadest possible terms and require no special credentials or accreditations to be eligible. In the past we’ve had global architecture firms, community organizers, Fortune 500 companies, tech startups, and individual artists apply and represent their work at the event.


The categories for entry are:


Art + Interaction

Data + Tech



Social Impact

Speculative + Prototyping

Urban Strategy


Projects can be spatial, digital and conceptual. We welcome all submissions, if you still have questions about eligibility please contact Julie Yost at julieyost@sxsw.com.


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