iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD
THE GLOBAL DESIGN
PRIZE FOR STUDENTS
The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD is one of the most important design prizes for students from all over the world, with about 10,000 submissions each year.
Together with our , iF Design provides a platform for students and their future-oriented concepts. receive international acclaim and the best concepts earn a share of the 50,000 EUR prize money.
JUDGING PROCESS CRITERIA & SCORECARD
Does it solve a problem?
Degree of innovation
Degree of elaboration
Use value and usability
Does it reflect or promote high moral-ethical standards?
Respect for the individual
Awareness of environmental standards
Does it strengthen group relations?
Sensitivity for cultural traditions and power relations
Concern for common goals and the collective
Addresses social conflict through dialogue
Does it make economic sense?
Efficient use of resources
Feasibility and ease of implementation
Long-term perspective Profitability
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
THE TWO-STEP JURY PROCESS
Step 1: Online Preselection
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 in May 2022 to examine the qualified entries.
By combining the preselection scorecards with their own judgement, our jurors select the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD winners and distribute the prize money.
DATES & COSTS
CATEGORIES | THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
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.
It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food if we are nourish today’s 795 million hungry people.
Sustainable development depends on ensuring healthy lives. More efforts are needed to raise life expectancy.
Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed for achieving universal education goals.
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.
The goal is universal access to modern energy services, improved efficiency and more renewable energy sources.
The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well into the future.
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.
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 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.