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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.
This time, the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD grew in support and new features for young design talents! We happily welcomed new sponsors: GROHE and Compal Electronics, next to Samsung Electronics, Wonderland, Haier and Dongguan South China Design Innovation Institute.
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.
Once winners have been chosen and the prize money awarded, all winning entries
are published here in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE. The best entries win a share of prize money of EUR 50,000 (in total in 2020).
The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2021 first round winners are revealed. You can find them in our collection here.
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.
This year, our sponsors have the opportunity to select and to focus on a specific Sustainability Development Goal (SDG). In addition, they are free to appoint design experts from their organization to judge the chosen SDG. This round, the following sponsors have committed themselves and appointed experts for the jury:
If you are also interested in supporting the young design talent, click here and become a sponsor.
Information to the award winners
Publication of the award winners
The participation in the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD is free of charge.
View all winners of 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. Goood 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
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.