Terms of Participation
Students and recent graduates from all design-related courses and programs (up to 2 years after graduation) are welcome to register their entries for the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018_01 free of charge.
The concepts should not be older than 2 years at the time they are submitted. We will also accept works by small teams of designers with no more than 4 team members.
For the first award edition in 2018, students and young graduates are encouraged to submit their concepts only to the four following topics. Concepts to other topics will not be accepted and thus not admitted to the jury.
Imagine you created a brand with strong visual association to the Panda bear that’s dedicated to charitable causes. What would you think of?
Imagine, e.g. products that sell great and at the same time support those who are in need with a certain percentage of the sales.
Moreover you’re free to design anything that makes sense – from ‘Panda hotels’ or Panda-branded outdoor playgrounds or gyms for elderly and small children to barrier-free panda apartment houses for all generations.
Create the Panda brand in favor of a good cause and design products, projects or services that help create revenue for social commitment.
The art of successful home appliance design always creates tension: Rebuilding the traditional, but from a modern perspective. Deconstructing the relationship between people, product and space, but putting it back together in a way that feels pure and original.
Create home appliances and home relevant products with a clear design philosophy and timeless quality.
The most important aspect is the creative concept behind your design. This means, we are first and foremost looking for great ideas. The ideas should help solve a problem or make life more comfortable: in short, it should serve people.
In order to win an iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD, your idea must get above-average marks regarding several evaluation criteria and must clearly stand out among other submitted entries. The better you score in as many criteria as possible, the greater your chance of winning an award will be.
Each entry must be described using both text and images so that the jury is able to fully understand and properly assess it.
What we need:
Please note: Google Translate does not always provide a correct translation! Without a clear and understandable English description your application will not be accepted.
Please upload 1 or 2 images of your entry as follows:
We will briefly check the entry regarding completeness and thematic correctness, and if it meets these criteria, we will publish the entry in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE. If you win an award, we will use your entry description and images also for the iF design app and for our press work.
As a student please upload a scan of your student ID. As a recent graduate please upload a scan of your graduation certificate.
The core of your application is the presentation poster! You can submit 1 or 2 pages for each entry. It should represent your idea clearly in words and images.
You will find a good example of how the poster should be structured in the "Overview for Participants" (PDF file) on page 4.
Optionally you can also submit a video to explain your entry. The video should not be longer than 3 minutes and it must be possible to play it using standard software.
Intellectual Property Rights:
The intellectual property rights of all submitted designs remain with the participants. The organizers will not implement any concepts submitted. The projects submitted must not violate the patent and protective rights of other parties. The organizers assume no liability for such infringements.
In other words:
All intellectual property rights of your submitted design belong to you. iF will not implement your design, whether or not it wins. Please keep in mind that you are not allowed to copy any ideas from anyone else. If you copy a design, you entry will be disqualified. As the organizer, iF is not responsible for publishing copied designs and will make efforts not to do so.
We will have an online judging session. Experts from all over the world will select the award winners per topic. The jurors will decide on the winners and the prize money winners. Every jury consists of 3 jurors at minimum.
The total prize money for all 2018_01 award topics is EUR 20,000.
|1. What iF there was a Panda-themed “brand” to support a good cause?||EUR 5,000|
|2. What iF you were responsible for the urban space design at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020?||EUR 5,000|
|3. What iF your ideas created new services by using drones?||EUR 5,000|
|4. HAIER DESIGN PRIZE 2018 by iF – Touch Time: What iF your home appliance designs were timeless?||EUR 5,000|
The decision of the jury is legally binding and final.
Please mind: An individual reason for the jury decision cannot be given.
|Registration deadline||5 February 2018|
27 February until
|Information to the award winners||End of March 2018|
|Publication of the award winners||End of April 2018||
iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE (Design Excellence),
The participation in the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD is free of charge.
We offer all award winners the following advertising tools:
You can submit as many entries as you like - but each entry can only be submitted once per competition. You are not permitted to submit the same entry to several topics.
To admit your concept to the jury, the online registration has to be complete! After you have submitted your online registration, we will immediately send you a confirmation email. Until you receive a confirmation email from us, your design has not been registered.