It is possible to register more than one entry. However, an individual entry cannot be registered in more than one category. iF reserves the right to change the category to which the entry is submitted, if such change is deemed beneficial to the entry.


01. Artificial Intelligence + Robotics

Examples: Robot Product, Virtual Personal Assistant, Smart Car etc.

02. Internet of Things

Examples: Ethernet, Router, Wi-Fi Adaptor, IP Camera, Smart Lock, Smart Bluetooth Tracker, Wi-Fi Energy Monitor, Smart Thermostat, Home Security, Detector Sensor / Alarm, Smart Plug, IoT Software / Platform etc.

03. AR / VR Devices + Content

Examples: AR / VR Headset / Glasses, Content and Technology, Reality Browser / Real Time Navigation App etc.

04. Gaming Devices + Content of Games

Examples: Gaming PC, Gaming Headset, Game Console, Gaming Mouse, PC / Mobile Game (Content) etc.

05. Cloud Communication + Storage

Examples: Cloud Communication Solution / Platform, Mobile Disk, Pen Drive, Cloud Storage Service /System, Memory Card, Hard Disk Drive (HDD), Solid State Drive (SSD) etc.

06. Systems + Mobile Communication

Examples: PC, Laptop, Server, Bar Code System, Point of Sales PC, Embedded Products, Mobile Device, Global Position System (GPS), Video Conference etc.

07. (Computer) Hardware + Components

Examples: Cooling Fan, Monitor, Solar Cell/Panel, Battery, Power Supply for Computer, Motherboard, Computer Case, CPU Cooler / Cooling System etc.

08. Audio / Video

Examples: Amplifier, Projector, Digital Video Recorder (DVR), Hi-Fi Speaker, Set Top Box, Microphone, Headphone, Display, Audio Technology / Calculation Tool, Digital Photo Frame, TV Card etc.

09. Peripherals + Accessories

Examples: Scanner, Keyboard, PC Camera, Printer, Data Switch (KVM Switch), Charger, USB Hub, Rack / Stand, Charging System / Device etc.


Jury & Evaluation Criteria

Jury session: 6 – 7 April 2017
Entrants will be informed of the jury’s decision by mid-April 2017.

An international expert jury will discuss and evaluate all submitted entries in a dedicated, critical and constructive way. The selection process for the COMPUTEX d&i awards is not public. The jury decides by simple majority vote. The decision of the jury is legally binding. Legal recourse is excluded and no individual correspondence will be entered into. Out of the pool of the award winners, an additional group will be selected as the COMPUTEX d&i gold award winners.

The winner of the COMPUTEX d&i rising star award 2017 will be selected from the winning products to encourage outstanding innovations and designs among companies established after 1 January 2012.

Stepping into its 10 anniversary, the award will present the special award – COMPUTEX d&i distinguished contribution award to recognize participants for their continuously support and devotion in innovation and new product development in the industry.

The special awards will not be announced until the awards ceremony.

Each jury member can only participate in two consecutive juries. If a jury member is directly connected to one of the submitted entries, she/he is no longer allowed to vote.

Innovation and Elaboration

  • Degree of innovation
  • Degree of elaboration
  • Uniqueness
  • Execution / workmanship


  • Use value and usability
  • Ergonomics
  • Practicability
  • Safety


  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Emotional appeal
  • Spatial concept
  • Ambience


  • Production efficiency
  • Consideration of environmental standards / carbon footprint
  • Social responsibility
  • Universal design


  • Brand fit
  • Target group fit
  • Differentiation

Presentation to Jury

Submission deadline: 15 to 31 March 2017

Entries must be submitted for jury assessment either as physical items (originals) or as digital media.
Product entries must be submitted as original products. In exceptional cases (e.g. extremely large products, products not yet industrially produced) participants can submit models, scale models or large format photos (A1 size, mounted). Entries containing several components, or entries available in various designs, can be registered as a series. All elements of the series must be available to the jury.


Media Upload

Entries must be submitted for jury assessment either as physical items (originals) or as digital media.

Upload deadline: 31 March 2017

The digital media have to be uploaded in the online registration form in the field labeled 'Media'.


Media Link
Enter a link (URL) for your entry (e.g. website, YouTube or a space, direct link to a pdf file containing images, drawings and/or descriptive texts explaining your entry).


  • Language: English
  • Number of pages: maximum of 8 pages
  • File size: maximum 10 MB
  • Format: Landscape
  • Screen resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels

Shipment to Jury

Shipping period for all entries:
15 to 31 March 2017

Delivery address:
COMPUTEX d&i awards 2017
entry-ID: 326-xxxxxx ; category no.: xx
Kuehne+Nagel Ltd., Taiwan
Ms. Vicky Lee
5F, No. 219, Sec. 3, Nanking East Road,
Taipei, Taiwan
phone: +886.2.2544.5119

Labeling of entries and packaging

Products must be delivered in reusable packaging. All entries, as well as all product and transport packaging, must be clearly labeled with entry-ID and category number. If your consignment contains more than one entry, all entry-IDs must be listed on the exterior of the packaging.


LOGISTIC LABEL | COMPUTEX d&i awards, PDF, 64.39kB

Fees for shipping

Original products must be shipped, free of charge for iF and TAITRA, via mail, courier or forwarding company to our logistics partner K+N. For deliveries from non-TW locals please ensure that product deliveries are handled in accordance with the customs requirements for the free trade of goods (Delivered Duty Paid). If you opt for temporary import, it is essential that you use a freight forwarder.

Entries must be delivered pre-assembled or can register for self-assembly.

Shipment from non TW-area / countries

Shipments from non-TW area/countries are recommended to use freight forwarding companies with customs clearance services. If you opt for courier services, please notify your courier that the sender is responsible for the duties and taxes. Please also note that couriers may not be able to deal with customs clearance if a shipment is stuck at the customs. In which case, iF will authorize our logistics partner Kuehne+Nagel Taiwan to assist with customs clearance with a cost of US$ 90 (plus 5% VAT) per shipment. The handling fee does not include duties and taxes based on CIF value and will be charged and invoiced by iF.

Transportation and exhibition insurance

The organizer does not undertake to insure the delivered products, and we recommend that participants take out transport and exhibition insurance to cover any potential damage or theft during transport and exhibition of entries. The contestant is liable for any damages or additional charges.


Entries, which have to be assembled by you, can be registered for self-assembly via email under iF reserves the right to accept entries for self-assembling or not. Self-dismantling after jury is binding for these entries – this applies to award-winning products as well. Awarded entries set up by participants themselves will be requested again prior to the exhibition in agreement with the organizer.

Self-assembly entries must be delivered directly to jury venue. Please label your product with your entry-ID (326-xxxxxx).

Dates for self-assembly:
Delivery and assembling: 5 April 2017 between 10 am and 11:30 pm
Dismantling and collection: 10 April 2017 between 10 am and 11:30 pm

Any additional equipment needed (e.g. stackers, ramps etc.) must be brought by the participant. Any garbage and leftover packaging must be removed from the site.

Return shipment after the jury session

Return of products non winning an award

The participant is responsible for picking up of the entry him/herself.

To ensure a smooth process, please inform K+N one day before collection by sending an email to Your entry-ID (326-xxxxxx) is needed as the reference number for collection. Please give the entry-ID to your carrier, as otherwise it will be impossible to identify and release your product.

Dates for collection: 17 to 28 April 2017
Collection is possible from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 17:00 pm

Address for collection:
COMPUTEX d&i awards 2017
entry-ID: 326-xxxxxx ; category no.: xx
Kuehne+Nagel Ltd., Taiwan
Ms. Vicky Lee
5F, No. 219, Sec. 3, Nanking East Road,
Taipei, Taiwan
phone: +886.2.2544.5119

All fees related to the return of products or to their disposal will be paid by the participant.

The collection dates are fixed and mandatory. Products that are not collected by the end of this period will be disposed by us.

Award-winning entries

All award-winning entries will be stored and to be presented in winner’s exhibition at COMPUTEX 2017. The organizer will seek for opportunities to present the winning products at other leading international ICT trade shows. All winning entries will return by June 2018.



Registration deadline 25 March 2017  
Submission of entries to jury   15 - 31 March 2017  
Self-assembly 5 April 2017  
Jury session 6 - 7 April 2017  
Disassembly by participants 10 April 2017  
Jury results 1 May 2017  
Awards ceremony 29 and 30 May 2017  
Publication 30 May 2017 iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, COMPUTEX website, press releases and special documentation

All winners will be shown at COMPUTEX 2017. The organizer will seek for opportunities to present the winning products at other leading international ICT trade shows.



  Non-exhibitors Exhibitors
Registration fee US$ 175 per entry US$ 80 per entry
Fee for award winners US$ 2,000 per entry US$ 1,200 per entry


All fees are listed as net amounts. VAT will be added separately. Participation fees covers the jury organization and assessment process.

Invoice for the registration fee will be issued after the registration deadline 25 March 2017. The invoice for the registration fee will be charged, even if the entry item has not been sent for jury. It is possible to cancel a registration by sending an email to before the registration deadline. After this date 100% of the registration costs per relevant entry will be raised as a cancellation fee.


The entries selected by the jury will receive the COMPUTEX d&i awards. Participants who win an award will receive the 'Benefits for award winners' service package. Award winners are obliged to accept this service package, which will be invoiced as one sum.

Benefits for winners

The fee include the following services:

  • Use of the COMPUTEX d&i awards 2017 logo, no expiry
  • One free copy of a display certificate and one trophy for special award winners
  • Physical presentation at COMPUTEX 2017
  • Participation in the awards ceremony
  • Presentation in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE and on the COMPUTEX website
  • Special documentation of the award-winning products
  • Press

Bank details and payee
(For NTD only)
銀行: 台北富邦銀行松隆分行012-6764
戶名: 藝符設計有限公司
帳號: 676120606216

(For USD only)
Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank
Anhe Branch
Account name: iF Design Asia Ltd.
Account No.: 490180000019
Address of Bank: B1, 169, Jen Ai Rd. Sec. 4, Taipei, Taiwan



The COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2017 invites manufacturers, designers, sales representatives, importers and distributors in the Information Communication Technology industry to compete in the award. Entries should reflect a particular level of innovation and design quality. There is no limit to the number of entries per contestant. The products and contents submitted must not violate the patent and protective rights of other parties. The organizers assume no liability for any such violations.


Entries must meet the following admission requirements:
Entries must be less than two years old at the time of registration. If entries are not yet implemented, they must be realized or published in 2017.


Data for registration
Registrations for the competition are only offered online. You can register as a client at the iF website and enter your product for the COMPUTEX d&i awards 2017. Online registration is open until 25 March 2017.


For online registration we need the following data and information:

  • Entry data (entry name and type)
  • Product information: short description of your entry in English
    (650 characters max. including spaces and punctuation), retail price, target group/regions, development/launch time, etc.
  • 1-2 photos for each entry
  • Participant’s address, manufacturer’s address, designer’s address, address to which invoice should be sent.
  • Media link: Enter a link (URL) for your entry if submitted as digital presentation


The images and text are used for / as:

1. Evaluation of entries

  • Admission to the jury
  • Decision-making aid and additional information for the jurors


2. Presentation of award-winning entries

  • Presentation in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE and on the COMPUTEX website
  • Presentation in the special documentation
  • iF / TAITRA press releases


After successful registration, we will send you an email confirmation with your entry-ID. Please use this entry-ID in all further communication with us.

To take part, you must accept the Terms of Participation of the COMPUTEX d&i awards 2017 and the general terms and conditions.


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