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The new iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 at a glance with new jury process.

The new iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 at a glance:

New two-step jury process

Step 1 – Online Preselection:
Independent international jurors will convene with our virtual jury tool to select the best 50% of all entries as finalists. Finalists will be published online and will receive five ranking points per entry.

Step 2 – Final Jury:
All finalists will be invited to the Final Jury, where about 50 design experts will come together in Berlin in March 2021 to select the winners of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021. Award winners will receive 20 points, iF gold award winners will receive additional 100 points.

New criteria system

Our newly developed criteria system with five main criteria, additional sub-criteria and total score will enable a more objective and consistent judging process. It will also make entries comparable, even across different disciplines.

New judging system

Jurors will use a new developed scorecard with five main criteria and additional sub-criteria to score each entry. Scores will be used to select finalists and will be passed on to participants.

New benefits

Each participant will receive the scorecard for each of their entries. Winners will receive a detailed jury report. They will get additional exposure in the iF WORLD DESIGN INDEX a new platform with insight on industries, regions and countries. Finalists will be published and receive points for the iF top label ranking.

More eco-friendly

By only shipping 50% of the entries to Germany, the carbon footprint of the iF DESIGN AWARD will be reduced by up to 50%.

More possibilities

We updated our registration system to include more pictures, text for the five individual criteria in addition to the possibility of presenting the entry with PDFs, videos and links.

More transparent

As a participant you will get insight into the jury process and receive a scorecard for your entry. Participants will see exactly how many points an entry has received for each of the five criteria.

More insights

Our iF WORLD DESIGN INDEX provides detailed data on the design performance of industries, countries, creatives and companies. Winners will also receive an exclusive jury report with background information on what the jury noticed, and how your entry compares to its cohorts.

More disciplines

With User Experience and User Interface, we have added two future-proof design disciplines which together with our existing seven disciplines, present a uniquely holistic view of design among international design awards.

More categories

Every discipline has been updated so that each aspect and market is covered. If you have a design, we have a discipline and category for it.


Do you want to participate in the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021? Visit the award page for more detailed information. Don't miss our special offer "TWO FOR ONE" until 30 October 2020!