25 Jun 2023


The winners of this year's competition for young designers have been announced! From more than 7,000 concepts from 56 nations, the 76 best ideas were honored with the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD 2023. Nine groundbreaking solutions were also awarded a total of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

  • The competition categories correspond to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

  • Istanbul provided the perfect setting for the awards ceremony – with its cultural mix of European and Asian influences.

The response this year was enormous and very international: more than 7,000 student concepts from 56 nations were entered into the running for this year's iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD. After the first round of judging, the online preselection, 300 works qualified for the shortlist. After the final jury, which took place on 17 May 2023 in Berlin, they have now been determined, the 76 winners of the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD 2023! Nine groundbreaking concepts were honored with EUR 50,000 in prize money.

All award-winning young designers were celebrated over two days - the setting was Istanbul, the pulsating metropolis on the Bosporus. The official, festive awards ceremony took place on 22 June 2023, at the renowned ARTER art and design museum. There, the winners received their awards and prize money on the big stage from iF Design CEO Uwe Cremering: "Every year, we are fascinated by the inspiring power of the young design talents from all over the world, who strive with courage and heart and soul to make the world a little better with their ideas. We are grateful for the great commitment of our expert jury - and of course for the mostly long-standing loyalty and support of our renowned sponsors! Without them, this competition would not be possible.”

The competition categories are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (1 - 15):

No Poverty / Zero Hunger / Good Health and Well-being / Quality Education / Gender Equality / Clean Water and Sanitation / Affordable and Clean Energy / Decent Work and Economic Growth / Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure / Reduced Inequalities / Sustainable Cities and Communities / Responsible Consumption and Production / Climate Action / Life Below Water / Life on Land

The Evaluation Criteria

All nine prize money winners of the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD 2023 achieve above-average marks when answering the following questions:

  • Does it solve a problem?

  • Does it reflect or promote high moral-ethical standards?

  • Does it strengthen group relations?

  • Does it create a positive experience?

  • Does it make economic sense?

The Sponsors

Without the sponsors it would not be possible to support young designers in such a high-quality, sustainable way:

As sponsor of the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD 2023, the Turkish
company Karaca additionally offered the special prize Karaca Design Prize
2023 by iF. Four student concepts were honored with the Karaca Design Prize 2023
by iF – three from Germany and one from the Republic of Korea. For more information, please have a look at the linked press release.

Samsung Electronics, one of the world's largest electronics companies and long-standing sponsor of the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD, has awarded a special prize to five student concepts as part of the international young talent design competition. The works, which correspond to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, come from Sweden, Germany, USA, China and Spain. For more information, please have a look at the linked press release.

  • Grohe, Dusseldorf / Germany

  • Wonderland, Taipei / Taiwan

  • Compal Electronics, Taipei / Taiwan

  • Three Winged Bird, Qingdao / China

  • NetDragon, Fuzhou / China

Nine concepts with EUR 50,000 prize money at a glance

Hemi / Toys to improve hand motor skills of children with disabilities
SerinaORB / Concept for dignity and comfort at the end of life
Combined Band Aid Vaccine / Patch for self-vaccination
MUSE - Sex education & Women healthcare / Program to empower women in their sexuality
Lunet / 3-D-printed finger prostheses
zel.zl / Rescue mission system for earthquakes
Oh my guard-App / Helping children to avoid birthmark shame
Mashav / Wearable ventilation system
MARKET ANYMORE / Campaign conveys the urgency of the climate crisis


The iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD is one of the world's most important and significant competitions for young designers. It honors students and graduates in the field of design and architecture. Together with its sponsors, iF Design provides a platform for students and their forward-looking concepts.

Download the Press Release:

For more information and images, please contact:

Joana Harmening

iF International Forum Design GmbH
Bahnhofstrasse 8 / 30159 Hannover
Tel: +49.511.54224-204