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The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD is one of the most important design prizes for students from all over the world, with about 10,000 submissions each year. Together with our sponsors, iF provides the platform for talented young designers and their future-oriented concepts. Once winners have been chosen and the prize money awarded, all winning entries are published in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

From now on, the competition categories correspond to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. That’s the reason why we are looking for submissions that address the most pressing challenges facing our society. The registration for the first round is closed now. The jury session will start in March 2020. The best entries win a share of prize money of EUR 50,000 (total). Stay tuned!

>> The registration for the second round is open now until 15 July 2020!

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Categories | The UN Sustainable Development Goals

Dates and fees


30 Jan 2020

Registration deadline

March 2020

Jury session

Beginning of April 2020

Information to the award winners

Beginning of May 2020

Publication of the award winners


The participation of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD is free of charge.

Benefits for winners


d'ORIGIN<br>Seoul, South Korea
Soo Chung

Seoul, South Korea

Deusto University<br>Bilbao, Spain
Rodrigo Martínez

Deusto University
Bilbao, Spain

Centro Brasil Design<br>Curitiba, Brazil
Ana Brum

Centro Brasil Design
Curitiba, Brazil

CENTRO BRASIL DESIGN<br>Curitiba, Brazil
Leticia Castro

Curitiba, Brazil

RELVAOKELLERMANN<br>München, Germany
Ana Relvão

München, Germany

Design Institute of Spain<br>Madrid, Spain
Juan Mellen

Design Institute of Spain
Madrid, Spain

Hkim Architects<br>Seoul, South Korea
Hyoeun Kim

Hkim Architects
Seoul, South Korea

Jin Kuramoto

Tokyo, Japan

TAKT PROJECT<br>Tokyo, Japan
Satoshi Yoshiizumi

Tokyo, Japan

Studio Kowalewski<br>Hamburg, Germany
Andreas Kowalewski

Studio Kowalewski
Hamburg, Germany

OPPLE LIGHTING<br>Shanghai, China
Ching Hsiung Yang

Shanghai, China

Forbo Flooring BV<br>Assendelft, Netherlands
Dorothé Kessels

Forbo Flooring BV
Assendelft, Netherlands

Kode21 Climate Solutions<br>Eindhoven, Netherlands
Ceren Bagatar

Kode21 Climate Solutions
Eindhoven, Netherlands

TEAMS Design GmbH<br>Esslingen, Germany
Reinhard Renner

TEAMS Design GmbH
Esslingen, Germany

National Institute of Design<br>Ahmedabad, India
Praveen Nahar

National Institute of Design
Ahmedabad, India

University of Applied Sciences Munich<br>Munich, Germany
Bettina Maisch

University of Applied Sciences Munich
Munich, Germany

Siemens Corporate Technology<br>Munich, Germany
Christina Lorenz

Siemens Corporate Technology
Munich, Germany

Artefakt Product Design<br>Darmstadt, Germany
Achim Pohl

Artefakt Product Design
Darmstadt, Germany

ERCO GmbH<br>Lüdenscheid, Germany
Henk Kosche

Lüdenscheid, Germany

Yeditepe University<br>Istanbul, Turkey
Ece Ceylan Baba

Yeditepe University
Istanbul, Turkey

Yeditepe University<br>Istanbul, Turkey
Aysem G. Başar

Yeditepe University
Istanbul, Turkey

Ozyegin University<br>Istanbul, Turkey
Yeşim Eröktem

Ozyegin University
Istanbul, Turkey

econcept<br>Pulheim, Germany
Ursula Tischner

Pulheim, Germany

Izmir University of Economics<br>Izmir, Turkey
Elif Kocabiyik

Izmir University of Economics
Izmir, Turkey

BAU (Bahcesehir University)<br>Istanbul, Turkey
Kunter Şekercioǧlu

BAU (Bahcesehir University)
Istanbul, Turkey

Mordag Design<br>Istanbul, Turkey
Mete Mordag

Mordag Design
Istanbul, Turkey

Seoul Upcycling Plaza<br>Seoul, South Korea
Dayyoung Yoon

Seoul Upcycling Plaza
Seoul, South Korea

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Important to know:

Important to know:

In 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.


Evaluation Criteria

Does it approach or solve a relevant problem?

  • Degree of innovation
  • Degree of elaboration
  • Uniqueness
  • Use value and usability

Does it reflect moral-ethical standards?

  • Human dignity
  • Respect for the individual
  • Justice and fairness
  • Awareness of environmental standards
  • Social responsibility

Does it strengthen or promote high group relations?

  • Sensivity for cultural traditions and power relations
  • Concern for common goals and the collective
  • Addressing social conflict through dialogue

Does it create a positive experience?

  • Respect for the individual, justice + fairness, positive experience and fun
  • Aesthectical potential, spatial ambience
  • Social responsibility, comfort and pleasure

Does it balance effort and use value?

  • Efficient use of resources
  • Feasibility and ease of implementation
  • Long-term perspective

The winners of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2020_01

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View all winners fot the first round referring to the following Categories based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals at a glance:
01. No Poverty
02. Zero Hunger
03. Good Health and Well-Being
04. Quality Education
05. Gender Equality
06. Clean Water and Sanitation
07. Affordable and Clean Energy
08. Decent Work and Economic Growth
09. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life below Water
15. Life on Land


The winners of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2019_02

The winners of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2019_02

View all winnners of the second round referring the the following four topics at a glance:
1. Gadget designs for James Bond
2. Stop FOMO - the fear of missing out
3. Collaboration tools for workplaces
4. End poverty by 2020


Protect your rights

Students and recent graduates often find it difficult to protect their designs against copyright infringements. Therefore, we recommend the following institutions that can help you with protecting your designs, depending on country or region of origin.

Protection in Europe

The Trade Mark Designs and Registration Office of the European Union (OHIM), located in Alicante, Spain, offers effective protection against copyright infringement. As soon as your design is registered as a community design, it will be protected in each European Union member state.


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