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