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The iF DESIGN AWARD is the world-renowned design competition in: Product ✔ Packaging ✔ Communication ✔ Interior Architecture ✔ Service Design ✔ Professional Concept ✔ Architecture ✔ - By winning an award you can use our seal of design quality to publicize your success!
First awarded in 1953, the iF DESIGN AWARD is the oldest independent design seal in the world. It is a symbol of outstanding design achievements that focuses on the innovative power of design.
Every year, companies, designers, agencies and architects put themselves to the test by entering the iF DESIGN AWARD and appreciate its high value – not least as an established marketing instrument for excellent work and performance.
The latest trends, innovation and uniqueness are reflected in the awarded submissions in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication, Interior Architecture, Professional Concept, Service Design and Architecture.
Make use of the iF DESIGN AWARD as an excellent image booster!
IMPORTANT NOTE: The winners of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2020 are revealed! Find all award-winning designs in our section WINNERS.
Find out what an iF DESIGN AWARD can do for you and set your company apart from all the rest!
Jury session at Schuppen 52 in Hamburg, Germany. Jury results will be announced in February.
iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, iF design app, press releases
Winners exhibition at Cafe Moskau in Berlin, Germany
iF design award night at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany
|Discipline||Registration by 28 June 2019||Registration by 27 September 2019||Registration by 18 October 2019|
|Product||EUR 340||EUR 450||EUR 490|
|Packaging||EUR 250||EUR 375||EUR 425|
|Communication, Interior Architecture, Professional Concept, Service Design, Architecture||EUR 250||EUR 375||EUR 425|
The registration fees includes organization and assessment process. The participant must pay all transport, customs and insurance fees.
|Communication, Interior Architecture, Professional Concept, Service Design, Architecture||EUR 1,600|
This fee is a mandatory fee for each awarded entry.
The entries selected by the jury will receive the iF DESIGN AWARD. Upon the granting of the award, award winners are obliged to accept the 'winners' package and to pay the relevant fee listed above. All fees are listed as net amounts. VAT may have to be added depending on the type of service and on the participant’s place of residence. Participants in the Federal Republic of Germany will be charged an additional 19% VAT.
From 21 to 23 January, 78 independent international design experts evaluated more than 7,200 entries and determined this year's winners. Watch the video and get an insight into the complex and exciting jury session!
The iF awards ceremony, which should to take place for the first time in Berlin as part of the Berlin Design Week on 4 May 2020, will not take place.
The situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus is still unpredictable and unforeseeable around the world. In addition, the German Chancellor has called for the cancellation of all major events in Germany. The organizers of the Berlin Design Week, have therefore also had to cancel their event.
You have to register online first. In addition to your online registration you have to either ship an original sample of your entry for the jury session or present it with digital media. The requirements differ from discipline to discipline and category to category. For more information please see our Terms of participation, topic Presentation to jury: https://my.ifdesign.de/terms/if-design-award-2020#presentation-to-jury
Within 14 days after submission of the online registration you will receive the invoice of the registration fee. After receipt of the invoice you can pay via bank transfer or credit card payment. As soon as we have received the registration fee, you will receive an email with the admission to jury and further information on the participation process.
Entries must be less than two years old at the date of registration or must be launched, published or realized in the award year. Future-oriented, professional concepts and studies whose implementation is not planned or expected can be entered in discipline Professional Concept.
The iF DESIGN AWARD is open for professionals only. Student concepts are not eligible.As student you can participate in the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD. The participation is free of charge.
Please send us an email with your entry-ID. We will cancel the entry for you.
According to our terms you can cancel within 14 days after submission of your online registration for free. Please see also our terms, point 3: https://ifworlddesignguide.com/terms . After this date we will charge 100% of the registration fee as cancellation fee.
You can change or edit all data of the online registration from until the final registration deadline. After that date you can not change the data yourself anymore, but you can request the change via email email@example.com
A product series can be registered as one entry. All elements of the series must be available to the jury. At least one element must be submitted as an original product; further elements can be submitted in print format (brochure or charts/boards) or on request with digital media. In addition, please enter the following information in the online registration form:
Please keep in mind, that the weaker/weakest part of a series might decide, if the series will be awarded. So the series should have a very consistent design quality. If this is not the case it might be better to submit individual elements of the series as single entries.
If you register a series and one or more individual elements of the series as single entries, you do not have to ship an extra product for the individual entry, since you will need to send the product as part of the series anyway.
You can also submit prototypes or digital media presentations (PDF and/or video link).
Experience with the judges has shown that the closer your entry is to the final product, the better are your chances. Therefore a non-working model usually has fewer chances to win than a working prototype. The final product is always the best.
For more information please see our Terms of participation, topics Presentation to jury and Upload of digital submissions: https://my.ifdesign.de/terms/if-design-award-2020
Yes you can! Please feel free to register the product for the iF DESIGN AWARD.
All registrations will be treated confidential. The jury session is
not open to the public. All jury members are requested to treat the entries confidential, but we do not ask them to sign a confidentiality agreement. After the jury session, at the end of January, we will publish all award winners. Non-winning entries will not be published at all. If you want an awarded entry not to be
published, please send us an email and we will find a solution.
The number of characters is limited to 650 characters including spaces and punctuation marks. Therefore concentrate on the main innovation. What makes your entry special and different (to the competitors)? What makes it relevant? Do not write anything about the quality of the design (as this is up to the jury to decide). Keep in mind that the entry will be there (either virtual or physically) for the jury to judge, so do not say anything that the jury can see already by looking at the entry. Tell them something they cannot see (technical features, patents, production methods, innovative construction). Usually it does not help to write anything on the design process (inspiration, thoughts, method). This of course depends on the entry, but either these things are transported without words, or are not relevant for the decision of the jury.
You should create one “my iF” account for each client. To explain why and how exactly you should do it, we would like to give you a little bit more background: For each registration there are different roles/addresses:
- designer (can be more than one address)
- invoice recipient
In general all roles/addresses can but do not have to be different. All roles/addresses consist of a postal address as well as a contact person (phone, email). All the communication concerning the award is done with the participant mostly via email. The invoice is sent via email to the contact person of the invoice recipient. The legal contract is between iF and the participant.
So given this background, these are the major steps:
You can edit and change the text and image data of your entry in your my iF user account until the final registration deadline. All data fields you can edit are white. The ones you cannot edit are grey. If you need to change data of a grey field, please contact iF to do it for you.
You will receive the invoice for the registration fee within two weeks after submission of your online registration via email. In addition you can download it in your my iF user account at section INVOICES. After the receipt of the invoice you can pay via bank transfer or credit card payment. Important: Please use the invoice number and customer number as payment reference. Both numbers will be stated on the invoice.
As soon as we have received your payment, the invoice in your my iF user account will switch from OUTSTANDING INVOICES to ARCHIVE.
Our invoices have a payment deadline of 14 days. If we have not received your payment within 2 weeks after the payment deadline (so 4 weeks after we have written the invoice) we will send out a dunning letter. If you are unsure, if we have received the payment, please feel free to contact us.
No. The full award winning fee is mandatory for all award winners for every awarded entry. The fee is part of the terms of participation which you have noted and accepted when submitting your online registration.
Yes. The award winning fee is mandatory for all award winners for every awarded entry. The fee is part of the terms of participation which you have noted and accepted when submitting your online registration. The fee includes a variety of services for winners. Check out your benefits: https://ifworlddesignguide.com/our-awards/professional-awards/if-design-award-2020#benefits-for-winners
You can not change the address yourself. iF has to do it for you. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can pay in a different currency than Euro per bank transfer or per credit card. Once you have received the invoice you will find a link to my iF for the credit card payment. When paying, just convert the amount on the invoice into your currency with the course on the day of payment.
In order to be entitled to carry the iF Logo, the product itself cannot be changed in any case in one or more of the following aspects:
- Shape, Dimensions, Proportion
- Color, decor
The rebranding itself should be of similar proportions, size and appearance. (So no huge logo instead of a small one which the awarded one carried)
You can not change the data yourself anymore. iF will do it for you. Please send an email with the updated data to email@example.com.
You can order additional display certificates (21 cm x 21 cm aluminum brushed display) and iF gold award trophies (for iF gold award winners only) by charge. Paper certificates can not be ordered, but you can download a printable PDF file in your my iF entry overview. Orders are possible by advance payment only. Production and shipping time may take up to 4 weeks in total. You will find the order form in your my iF user account, section BENEFITS.
This depends on the individual case. Please contact the award team at firstname.lastname@example.org
We do provide jury statements for iF gold awarded entries only.Unfortunately, it’s not possible to record comments for every entry due to the high number of entries which have to be judged in a limited time.
Yes. All participants get an invitation. However, be quick: The seats are strictly limited and you have to register early. You also have to pay the ticket price contrary to those who have been honored. Please note that due to Corona we had to cancel this year's iF design award night. Read all about it here: https://ifworlddesignguide.com/due-to-corona-if-award-ceremony-and-exhibition-in-berlin-cancelled