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The second round of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018 is now open for registrations, with four new stunning topics for your submissions. We are looking for the best ideas from students and young professionals around the world.

Explore our four current award themes and put your design skills to the test. With luck, you could win a share of EUR 20,000!

Submit your product or communication concept, project or service from 30 April until 30 July 2018.

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1. What iF your design could save 360,000 lives?

About 7% of all fatal accidents are classified as death by drowning. With an estimated 360,000 drowning deaths per year, it's statistically the 3rd most common cause for accidental death worldwide. Infants and small children up to 4 years are particularly at risk, but older children and teenagers are increasingly affected. The problem is worse in poorer world regions and among lower social classes, where children rarely get the chance of learning to swim.

Come up with a design solution that makes swimming a part of general education.

2. What iF religion and spirituality were reinvented for our 21st century lifestyle?

Religious practice is a vital part of human culture since the dawn of time. Each nation and culture formed their very own traditions and rituals. Some survived, some got forgotten, perhaps, simply because they no longer offered value for the lives we lead today. However, as more and more people are looking for meaningful spiritual practice, it's a valid question, how communication design and technology can convey deep spiritual values and propel religious rituals into our present-day age?

Revive religious rituals and/or enhance spiritual practice with a digital design solution.

3. SAMSUNG DESIGN PRIZE 2018 by iF - Smart Care: What iF you could make smart devices and appliances really helpful for daily self-care?

Awareness and regular self-care are important factors for a healthy life. Apps and smart devices can effectively support the physical, emotional and mental well-being - for example with habit tracking or meditation reminders.

Design a practical smart solution that supports and motivates people to follow a regular self-care program.

4. MINISO DESIGN PRIZE 2018 by iF - Back to Nature: What iF your design was as healthy as it was beautiful?

Touch, sense and smell - sometimes it takes only a few simple sensual experiences to make our body and soul feel fresh and healthy again. More and more people look for simple healthy lifestyle - and for beauty products that are in tune with nature.

Design an innovative, natural, environmental-friendly healthcare or beauty product that improves health physically and mentally.

Dates and fees


30 Jul 2018

Registration deadline

20 Aug - 14 Sep 2018

Jury session

End of Sep 2018

Information to the award winners

End of Oct 2018

Publication of the award winners


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

Benefits for winners

Evaluation criteria

Innovation and Elaboration

  • Degree of innovation
  • Degree of elaboration
  • Uniqueness


  • Use value and usability
  • Ergonomics
  • Practicability
  • Safety


  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Emotional appeal
  • Spatial concept
  • Ambience


  • Human dignity
  • Respect for the individual
  • Fairness
  • Consideration of environmental standards / carbon footprint
  • Social responsibility
  • Social values


  • Target group fit
  • Differentiation


Norm Architects<br>Copenhagen, Denmark
Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

Norm Architects
Copenhagen, Denmark

MINISO (HENGQIN) Co., Ltd.<br>Guangzhou, China
Guofu Ye

Guangzhou, China

Inma Bermúdez

Valencia, Spain

Atelier Satyendra Pakhalé<br>Amsterdam, Netherlands
Satyendra Pakhalé

Atelier Satyendra Pakhalé
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Arcelik A.S. Industrial Design Team<br>Istanbul, Turkey
Serdal Korkut Avci

Arcelik A.S. Industrial Design Team
Istanbul, Turkey

Pilipili Productontwerp NV<br>Kortrijk, Belgium
Steven Dehollander

Pilipili Productontwerp NV
Kortrijk, Belgium

Hoto<br>Shanghai, China
Lidan Liu

Shanghai, China

Made Design Consultancy<br>Dublin, Ireland
John Walsh

Made Design Consultancy
Dublin, Ireland

Bole Design<br>Hangzhou, China
Mandy Wang

Bole Design
Hangzhou, China

Acer Group<br>Taipei, Taiwan
Seji Peng

Acer Group
Taipei, Taiwan

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The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018_01 winners

View all 62 winners of the first round of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018 at a glance.


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 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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