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The sign up of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2019_02 is open for registration, with four brand-new topics for challenging: James Bond, self-care, augmented workplaces and the end of poverty. We look forward to your brilliant idea!

Fulfill creativity and put your design to the test. Furthermore, the best entry will win a share of EUR 20,000!

Submit your product or communication concept, project or service until 31 July 2019.

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1. What iF your design were to help James Bond during his next mission to save the world?


It's no secret that the success of any undercover investigation depends on first-class gadgets and technology. Imagine it's your design that keeps James Bond one step ahead of the "superveillan"? (Movie Release Date: 8 November 2019)

Come up with a solution - from non-lethal weapon to new means of transportation or data surveillance - that supports agents in their daily mission.

2. What iF we had to stop sometimes?

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Check posts. Read news. Scroll feeds. Share memes. We are all restlessly staring at screens. Any minute, we feed our brains with information of all kind. Many people suffer of FOMO - the "fear of missing out". They find it hard to simply pause and be offline for a minute and have a media induced restlessness.

Design a solution that helps people slow down and get off of (or escape) the social media pull for a while. We are looking for a tool for more mindfulness and a conscious and sensible use of media.

3. SAMSUNG DESIGN PRIZE 2019 by iF: Design for Collaboration - new concept of collaboration tools and solutions for the augmented workplace.

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We live in a world where the digital and real life overlap - especially in the workplace. A good communication is needed more than ever to maintain effortless communication and effective collaboration.

Design a practical smart solution or concept that helps people to communicate and collaborate in the daily business easily - be that digital or physical.

4. MINISO DESIGN PRIZE 2019 by iF - End poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030


836 million people live in extreme poverty. It is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.

Design a product, make a poster, shoot a video or run a project that helps to address the issue and fight poverty effectively.

Dates and fees


31 Jul 2019

Registration deadline

01 - 19 Aug 2019

Entry session

20 Aug - 14 Sep 2019

Jury session

30 Sep 2019

Information to the winners

31 Oct 2019

Publication of the award winners


The participation ot 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

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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The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018_01 winners

The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018_01 winners

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