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The iF STUDENT DESIGN AWARD is one of the most internationally renowned as well as biggest young designers competition. Since 2008 we are looking for the most intelligent, most innovative concepts from all fields of design every year.

Students and recent graduates that left university within the last two years are allowed to submit their creative entries.

Altogether there is a prize money purse of EUR 30,000.


Explore all award-winning iF STUDENT DESIGN AWARD entries here.


Information in your language

Dates and Fees


7 Jan 2016

Registration deadline

11-25 Feb 2016

First Jury

5-6 Apr 2016

Final Jury

16-17 Jun 2016

Awards ceremony

Jun 2016

Publication of the winners


Participation in the iF STUDENT DESIGN AWARD is free of charge.



Discipline 1.0 Product

1.01 Automobiles / Vehicles / Bikes

Ideas/solutions for e.g. accessories and components (wheels, steering wheels, engine compartments, instruments, controls, lighting), agricultural vehicles / machines, airplanes, buses, bicycles and accessoiries, bicycle lamps, cars, car entertainment systems, caravans, commercial vehicles, cranes and lifting gear, interior and exterior design, industrial trucks, motorcycles / scooters, navigation devices, products for aviation, rail vehicles, ships / boats / yachts, special vehicles, trailers

1.02 Sports / Leisure

Ideas/solutions for e.g. barbecues, camping / camping equipment, fashion and clothing, bags / backpacks, fitness and activity trackers, gardening tools / garden furniture, GPS, musical instruments, outdoor, pavilions, pet products, spectacles, sports / sports equipment / sportswear

1.03 Babies / Kids

Ideas/solutions for all products for babies and kids, e. g. bags, clothes, equipment for children and babies, playground equipment, kitchen tools, toys, tools for schools, teaching supplys

1.04 Watches / Jewelry

Ideas/solutions for e.g. accessories, clocks and watches

1.05 Audio

Ideas/solutions for e.g. accessories, audio devices for conferences, audio recorder, audio player, headphones, Hi-fi, loudspeakers, mobile loudspeakers, MP3 players, radios, studio equipment

1.06 TV / Cameras

Ideas/solutions for e.g. accessories, Blue Ray, cameras, DVD, media players, photo frames, presentation equipment, projectors, recorders, remote controls, surveillance cameras and technology, TV

1.07 Telecommunication

Ideas/solutions for e.g. accessories, cell phones, DECT, headsets, smart watches, telephones, telephone systems, 2 way radios, VOIP

1.08 Computer

Ideas/solutions for e.g. accessories, batteries, casings, charging devices, computers, computer loudspeaker systems, copiers, e-readers, game consoles, in- and output devices, keyboards, mice, monitors, network technology, notebooks, PDAs, peripherals, printers, scanners, servers, storage devices, tablets

1.09 Office

Ideas/solutions for e.g. conference furniture, filing systems, office accessories, office fittings, office furniture, plugs, reception areas, writing implements and pens (analog and digital)

1.10 Lighting

Ideas/solutions for e.g. accessories, flashlights, lamps, lights, lighting systems, safety lights, workplace lighting

1.11 Home Furniture

Ideas/solutions for e.g. accessories, fixtures and fittings, lounge and bedroom furniture, mirrors, stoves and pellet stoves

1.12 Kitchen

Ideas/solutions for e.g. coffee machines, cooker hoods, dishwashers, fixtures and fittings, hobs and ovens, kitchen appliances (mixers, juicers, egg cookers etc.), kitchen furniture and technology, kitchen systems, microwaves, refrigerators and freezers, sinks

1.13 Household / Tableware

Ideas/solutions for e.g. air cleaners, cookware and tableware, cutlery, decorative items, dryers, glassware and ceramics, household utensils (trashcans, mops etc.), ironing and pressing equipment, ventilators, vacuum cleaners, washing machines

1.14 Bathroom

Ideas/solutions for e.g. accessories, bathroom furniture, bathroom and sanitary ware, bathrooms and wellness areas, control elements and systems, fixtures and fittings, saunas, toothbrushes, whirlpools

1.15 Public Design

Ideas/solutions for e.g. furniture and furniture systems (for banks, bus stops, health, hotels, libraries, lounges, museums, parks, playgrounds, public spaces, restaurants, shops, staff canteens, social areas, street furniture, wellness, etc.), ATM systems and banking machines, exhibition systems, outdoor advertising systems, retail interiors, shop systems / POS systems, terminals for public spaces / info systems / way finding and orientation systems

1.16 Medicine / Healthcare

Ideas/solutions for e.g. assisted living products, assisted living technology, clinic and laboratory equipment, hospital, medical / healthcare devices and equipment, rehabilitation and care

1.17 Industry / Skilled Trades

Ideas/solutions for e.g. components, conveyor technology, hoisting technology, industrial scanners, logistic systems, machines, materials handling, measuring and testing technologies and laboratory technology, production engineering, robotic technology, systems engineering, tools

1.18 Textiles / Wall / Floor

Ideas/solutions for e.g. carpets, curtains, floorings, paints / coatings, materials with innovative properties, smart materials, tiles, upholstery textiles, veneers, wall cladding, wallpapers

1.19 Survival + Emergency / Eco Solutions

Ideas/solutions for e.g. water purifying, solar energy, outdoor activities, first aid, safety matters, etc.

Discipline 2.0 Packaging

2.00 Packaging

Ideas/solutions for all types of packaging, e.g. for beverages, food, beauty/health, medicine/pharmaceutics, household, consumer products, industry/B2B etc.

Discipline 3.0 Communication

3.01 Websites

Ideas/solutions for e.g. blogs, brand sites, corporate websites, e-Commerce, landing pages, microsites, online shops, promotional sites, public websites, service websites, social media, web TV

3.02 Apps / Software / Online Games

Ideas/solutions for e.g. business application software, city guides, games, information software, mobile and stationary application software, online and offline applications, shopping application, social media

3.03 Corporate / Brand Identity

Ideas/solutions for digital or print media entries in the area of company profiling, image building, branding and merchandising
e.g. CD manuals, company presentations, image brochures, posters, self-presentations, signets and logos, product presentations, manuals, brochures, catalogs

3.04 Magazines / Press / Publishing

Ideas/solutions for digital or print media entries in the area of publishing
e.g. books, calendar, catalogs, coffee-table books, comics, illustrations, magazine, newspapers

3.05 Advertising

Ideas/solutions for e.g. promotional print or digital media entries
e.g. ads, advertising materials, banners, campaigns, direct marketing, mailings, newsletter, posters, product and advertising brochures, special ads

3.06 Events

Ideas/solutions for e.g. events where different media are linked up in terms of contents and design
e.g. anniversaries, award ceremonies, conferences, opening ceremonies, product launches, promotion and advertising events, road shows, trade fair presentations

Discipline 4.0 Interior Architecture

4.00 Interior Architecture

Ideas for all types of exhibtions/tradefairs, shops/showrooms, hotels/spas/restaurants/bars, residential, offices/workspaces, public, installations etc.

Discipline 5.0 Architecture

5.00 Architecture

Ideas for all types of public, residential, office/industry, retail/hospitality, urban/landscape, mixed use etc.

Discipline 6.0 Fashion Design

6.1 Fashion / Accessories

Ideas for e.g. glasses frames, buttons, zippers, hair decoration, (hand-)bags, etc.

6.02 Fashion Collections

Ideas for e.g. womenswear collections, menswear collections, luggage series, etc.

Benefits for Winners

Jury session


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Tiziana Flavia Mazzara


Tiziana Flavia Mazzara
Bahnhofstrasse 8
30159 Hannover | Germany

Phone +49.511.54224-217

Andrea van Velzen


Andrea van Velzen
Bahnhofstrasse 8
30159 Hannover | Germany

Phone +49.511.54224-217