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Overview – Student Awards

Big opportunities for talented young designers

One award, four topics, two seasons. We've combined our student awards into a single platform for more networking opportunities. This means that our student award no longer has categories but rather four specific tasks per season.

The six-month rotation and the regular update of topics allow us to keep in touch with the latest impulses. That means young designers have more opportunities to react and respond to current events.

Our goal is to link the new generation of designers with industry more closely, and offer young talent a platform where they can express their creativity.

Are you a student or recent graduate? Find out more about our current topics for iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018_01 in the following.

Overview – Student Awards


For the first period of the award, we expect new thinking, breathtaking ideas and the combination of creating new options without ignoring the existing problems.

These are the next 4 topics:

  1. What iF there was a Panda-themed “brand” to support a good cause?
  2. What iF you were responsible for the urban space design at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020?
  3. What iF your ideas created new services by using drones?
  4. HAIER DESIGN PRIZE 2018 by iF – Touch Time: What iF your home appliance designs were timeless?

Registration period: 6 November 2017 to 5 February 2018