iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD

THE GLOBAL DESIGN
PRIZE FOR STUDENTS

One of the most important design prizes for students from all over the world, with about 10,000 submissions each year.

Together with our Sponsors, iF Design provides a platform for students and their future-oriented concepts. Winners receive international acclaim and the best concepts earn a share of the 50,000 EUR prize money.

On 21 and 22 June 2023, the winners of the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD 2023 will be celebrated in Istanbul, Turkey!

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Register until 8 March 2023

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iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD 2023: Get to know our sponsors better!

Grohe

Samsung Electronics

Compal

Wonderland

Honored in the World Design Capital Valencia!
Meet the 2022 winners:

The Awards Ceremony in Valencia
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2022 WINNER CONCEPTS

The Final Jury in Berlin

What does the jury think about the young participants?

Discover the Winners
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JUDGING PROCESS CRITERIA & SCORECARD

PROBLEM-SOLVING:

Does it solve a problem?

Degree of innovation
Degree of elaboration
Uniqueness
Use value and usability

MORAL-ETHICAL STANDARDS:

Does it reflect or promote high moral-ethical standards?

Human dignity
Respect for the individual
Awareness of environmental standards
Social responsibility

SOLIDARITY:

Does it strengthen group relations?

Sensitivity for cultural traditions and power relations
Concern for common goals and the collective
Addresses social conflict through dialogue

ECONOMIC CALCULATION:

Does it make economic sense?

Efficient use of resources
Feasibility and ease of implementation
Long-term perspective Profitability

BENEFICIAL EXPERIENCES:

Does it create a positive experience?

Respect for the individual, justice and fairness, positive experience and fun
Aesthetic potential, spatial ambience
Social responsibility, comfort and pleasure

BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS

THE TWO-STEP JURY PROCESS

Step 1: Online Jury

  • Based on the iF Scorecard, jurors evaluate each entry.

  • We rank all entries based on the scorecards.

  • The top 300 concepts qualify for the Final Jury.

Step 2: Final Jury

  • The Final Jury meets on 17 May 2023 to examine the qualified entries.

  • By combining the preselection scorecards with their own judgement, our jurors select the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD winners and distribute the prize money.

THE JURORS 2022

DATES & FEES

Deadlines

8 March 2023
Registration deadline

18-27 April 2023
Online jury

17 May 2023
Jury session in Berlin

21-22 June 2023
Awards Ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey

29 June 2023
Publication of the award winners

Fees

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

CATEGORIES | THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

End Poverty

Since 1990, extreme poverty rates have been cut by 50%. But one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.90 a day.

End Hunger

It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food if we are nourish today’s 795 million hungry people.

Healthy Lives

Sustainable development depends on ensuring healthy lives. More efforts are needed to raise life expectancy.

Quality Education

Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed for achieving universal education goals.

Gender Equality

Equality for women and girls is not only a fundermental human right, it will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies at large.

Water & Sanitation

Due to poor infrastructure, millions of people die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

Clean Energy

The goal is universal access to modern energy services, improved efficiency and more renewable energy sources.

Economic Growth

The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well into the future.

Resilient Infrastructure

Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.

Reduce Inequality Everywhere

To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Cities enable people to advance socially and economically, but some cities face congestion, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.

Sustainable Consumption

Responsible consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less”, resource and energy efficiency and access to a better quality of life for all.

Climate Action

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent, disrupting national economies and affecting lives.

Life below Water

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

Life on Land

Forests cover 30% of the Earth’s surface and are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population.

WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR DESIGN

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 or region 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.

TRADE MARK AND DESIGN REGISTRATIONS OFFICE (OHIM) OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

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CONTACT

iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD
Andrea van Velzen
Bahnhofstrasse 8
30159 Hannover
Germany

Phone +49.511.54224-217
Email

iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD
Heike Meier
Bahnhofstrasse 8
30159 Hannover
Germany

Phone +49.511.54224-203
Email