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In 2021 the world is still dealing with big challenges. In this special time your design has been honoured with an iF gold award from almost 10,000 entries – CONGRATULATIONS! This year, we offer you a special digital winner package. Celebrate with your team, you are welcome to share it with us, and please don't forget to inform your marketing and PR colleagues to make most of your success. We will help you to achieve your marketing goals.
Only 75 iF gold winners have the privilege to use this limited label for outstanding design.
With the iF logo you demonstrate your success and your competence. Use the logo in your print and online communication. Integrate it into ads, online banners, press releases or display it on your packaging design and on your trade fair both.
Are you among the best iF DESIGN AWARD winners? The iF top labels recognize designers, companies and teams who have consistently held leading positions in their field or region. Based on award criteria, the iF top labels are a mark of distinguishment for the best in design in several areas. Show your long-term design competence in the market in comparison to your competitors by downloading your top label.
Send a press release highlighting your award to national, local and online media. Develop media campaigns to generate attention (radio/TV, print, online/bloggers). A sample text in different languages helps you to phrase:
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Increase the visibility of your award and your company in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE through active links on your profile showcasing previous iF awards, top labels and your entire portfolio. Use your company/studio profile to provide additional information about your business and locations. Position yourself among competitors and network within an international design community!
Create your individual profile in my iF: go to PROFILE
Find all award-winning entries in the iF WDG: go to winners' page
The iF jury feedback chart is based on new criteria and the new iF scorecard. It brings transparency to the judging process by giving detailed insights into the evaluation of your entry. Here you can see the judgement of each juror and compare your data against the averages of other entries. Take the chance to analyze, discuss and share your results!
Find your iF jury feedback chart in your “my iF” account: go to ENTRY OVERVIEW
Since the iF design award night cannot take place, we are breaking new grounds: For the very first time, we will launch an international communication campaign for all winners of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 lasting several months (from 10 May to the end of October) on the world's most important design platforms. With a seven-figure budget, we will highlight the projects of our winners - just not with the stage light in Berlin, but the digital spotlight.
We will pass on details about the new winner promotion and your opportunities how to get involved by mail.
Important: As an award winner you personally may not be responsible for marketing and communication matters. So please check out and update your marketing and PR contact in my iF until 26 April for receiving further information from iF.
Stay tuned for the renewed free iF design app: Your award is integrated in a stunning interface with cube navigation which makes fun and joy for both the winners and app users. Shake your smartphone and find surprising insights in design stories told by classic award categories and their jurors. Unexpected cross over collections combines professional and talent awards and social initiatives for a wide range of design impact. Sharing is easy as well as configurating a weekly design dosage by using different filter options.
You will receive one iF gold award trophy either handed out personally or by postal mail. We will contact you and find out which is the best way for you considering the current pandemic-related restrictions.
Interested in this year's iF gold award winners? Learn more
You will receive two brushed aluminum certificates (21 cm x 21 cm) via postal mail for use at exhibitions, at trade shows, in showrooms and on your desk. They are included in the winner's package and will be send to you in the months of May to June.
Share your joy with iF! Record a short clip while unwrapping your package, share it on your social media channels for getting iF and other "liking" it. Or send us your video and we will share it on our channels!
Send your clip to firstname.lastname@example.org
Download your award certificate right away, so that you can print it, share it with your team, use it on your website or integrate it into other materials.
Find the download for print certificates in your "my iF" account: go to BENEFITS
Your award-winning entry can be on display at the iF design exhibition Chengdu. This exhibition option is for all winners free of charge excluding shipping. With the iF design center Chengdu, iF has realized its vision to create a world-class innovation hub for the design and creative industry in China. Be a part of it and present your entry in one of the three exciting temporary exhibitions. The first exhibition will start on 1 July 2021.
If you need more information on how to take part, please contact Joe Xiao via email.
This year we are also offering the opportunity to recommend yourself with your design in Germany's No. 1 among the national quality newspapers. Thanks to our cooperation with the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), we will bring out a special supplement to the iF DESIGN AWARD this year.
Take the chance and book the exclusive offer for our winners at a one-time special price. Whether a small logo, a large article or even the cover.
You can find initial information and first magazine scribble on the enclosed PDF file and Benjamin Voelksen will be happy to answer any further questions about how to book and detailed pricing by email.
(published in April 2021)