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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. If you are also interested in supporting the young talents, click here.

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 best entries win a share of prize money of EUR 50,000 (in total in 2021).

The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2021 first round winners are revealed. You can find them in our collection here.

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Entry guide

The jurors

We would like to introduce you the jurors of the first round of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2021 below.

Material Sense<br>Eindhoven, Netherlands
Simone de Waart

Material Sense
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Yonoh<br>Valencia, Spain
Clara del Portillo

Valencia, Spain

Lund University<br>Lund, Sweden
Claus-Christian Eckhardt

Lund University
Lund, Sweden

Just mobile<br>Taichung, Taiwan
Erich Huang

Just mobile
Taichung, Taiwan

Jens Korte Design<br>Hamburg, Germany
Jens Korte

Jens Korte Design
Hamburg, Germany

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

Yeditepe University
Istanbul, Turkey

IED Madrid<br>Madrid, Spain
Beatriz Amann

IED Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Anja Scholze Architektur<br>Hamburg, Germany
Anja Scholze

Anja Scholze Architektur
Hamburg, Germany

CENTRO BRASIL DESIGN<br>Curitiba, Brazil
Leticia Castro

Curitiba, Brazil

Jojorama Produktgestaltung<br>Hannover, Germany
Joachim Möllmann

Jojorama Produktgestaltung
Hannover, Germany

GROHE AG<br>Düsseldorf, Germany
Carina Buhlert

Düsseldorf, Germany

ELISAVA<br>Barcelona, Spain
Claire Dubus

Barcelona, Spain

Ozyegin University<br>Istanbul, Turkey
Yeşim Eröktem

Ozyegin University
Istanbul, Turkey

STUDIO DINO FRANKE<br>Düsseldorf, Germany
Dino Franke

Düsseldorf, Germany

Snir Gedasi Design Studio<br>Eindhoven, Netherlands
Snir Gedasi

Snir Gedasi Design Studio
Eindhoven, Netherlands

AKTTEM GmbH<br>Fürth, Germany
Verena Hennig

Fürth, Germany

ZEISS Digital Innovation Partners<br>München, Germany
Hyun-Ah Kim

ZEISS Digital Innovation Partners
München, Germany

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

Izmir University of Economics
Izmir, Turkey

Kaywon University of Art & Design<br>Sujong-Ku, South Korea
Sangjang Lee

Kaywon University of Art & Design
Sujong-Ku, South Korea

Sungshin University<br>Seoul, South Korea
Hyang-eun Lee

Sungshin University
Seoul, South Korea

Guangdong University of Technology<br>Guangzhou, China
Dingbang Luh

Guangdong University of Technology
Guangzhou, China

Deusto University<br>Bilbao, Spain
Rodrigo Martínez

Deusto University
Bilbao, Spain

Mordag Design<br>Istanbul, Turkey
Mete Mordag

Mordag Design
Istanbul, Turkey

Blank Group<br>Shanghai, China
Adrien Nazez

Blank Group
Shanghai, China

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

BAU (Bahcesehir University)
Istanbul, Turkey

Savannah College of Art and Design<br>Savannah, United States
Satyakam Sharma

Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, United States

TANGIBLE.<br>Seoul, South Korea
Yoonseuk Shim

Seoul, South Korea

Haier Innovation Design Center<br>Qingdao, China
Zhou Shu

Haier Innovation Design Center
Qingdao, China

Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Ltd.<br>Taipei, Taiwan
Renee Wang

Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Ltd.
Taipei, Taiwan

BSH Home Appliances (China) Co., Ltd.<br>Nanjing, China
Yao Xingen

BSH Home Appliances (China) Co., Ltd.
Nanjing, China

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

Seoul Upcycling Plaza
Seoul, South Korea

Curtin University<br>Perth, Australia
Chamila Subasinghe

Curtin University
Perth, Australia

GROHE AG<br>Düsseldorf, Germany
Begüm Tomruk

Düsseldorf, Germany

Compal Electronics<br>Taipei, Taiwan
Pohsien Yang

Compal Electronics
Taipei, Taiwan

Ewha Womans University<br>Seoul, South Korea
Hyesun Lee

Ewha Womans University
Seoul, South Korea

University of Johannesburg<br>Johannesburg, South Africa
Angus Donald Campbell

University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology<br>Taipei, Taiwan
Civi Cheng

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Taipei, Taiwan

stefan.schöning.studio<br>Antwerp, Belgium
Stefan Schöning

Antwerp, Belgium

Informatica<br>San Francisco, United States
Ranjeet Tayi

San Francisco, United States

<br>, China
Jianye Li

, China

Chris Alt Design<br>Hamburg, Germany
Chris Alt

Chris Alt Design
Hamburg, Germany

Kaizor Innovation<br>Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China
Elaine Ann

Kaizor Innovation
Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

Inma Bermúdez

Valencia, Spain

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Categories | The UN Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs are a key element of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015. They are understood as a universal call to action for emerging and developing countries as well as industrialized nations. What links them all is that they aim to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone and everywhere. At iF Design, it’s a matter of heart to create opportunities for social commitment. Since we very much respect the important work of the United Nations, we have adapted our iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD to the SDGs:

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.


2021 Sponsors

Dates and fees


02 Feb 2021

Registration deadline

March 2021

Jury session

15 Apr 2021

Information to the award winners

25 May 2021

Publication of the award winners


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

Benefits for winners

Evaluation criteria

For the first time our newly developed scorecard will serve as the basis for the jury evaluation. The updated criteria will be used by the jurors to give scores to individual aspects of each entry.

iF DTA 2021_01 | iF scorecard - Example of Evaluation

The winners of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2020

The winners of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2020

View all winners of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2020 (Edition 01 and 02) 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

All award-winning concepts of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2020 will be exhibited at the iF design center Chengdu. The concepts of the first round will be exhibited from October to December 2020 and the concepts of the second round will be shown from January to March 2021.

All winners at a glance

Learn more about the SDGs

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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