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Take the chance to apply with your best lighting design! Use quick registration option until 27 September.

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iF DESIGN has been a symbol of outstanding design since 1953 and is a proud and active member of the international design community.

Lighting is a crucial aspect of any spatial design, whether in a home, office, or public building. The trend towards AI is also affecting the lighting industry. Generative design, AI chips in IoT products and AI in building automation systems mean that the spectrum is broad, which is also reflected in the submissions to the iF DESIGN AWARD. Marketable trends are evident in 3D-printed luminaires and diffusers. Acoustic luminaires ensure the integration of sound absorption into lighting solutions.

iF DESIGN AWARD 2025 - Overview

The new iF Design Ranking tracks great design around the globe, revealing which brands and designers have been most successful at the iF DESIGN AWARD in the past five years.

Whích players in your industry focus on design excellence?

iF Design Ranking

Discover the top positions of the award-winning lighting industry

Bright winners of the 2024 lighting design:



Easy application

Register your entry for the iF DESIGN AWARD 2025: It´s quick and easy once you create a free my iF account. Then enter your project’s basic information and you'll still have until November 6th to finalize the submission.

Learn more with our FAQs to put your best foot forward!

Detailed Feedback

From almost 11,000 entries, the iF Expert Jury selects the top 50% of projects to advance to the Final Jury. After these two jury steps, Jurors select Winners based on scores across five key criteria. Scoring for both rounds is detailed in the iF Jury Feedback Chart(s).

Your benefit: Compare your success to the average scores of all other submitted entries.

International attention

For you, your team, your project, your design: Through our iF Winners Campaign, we spread the word about your success in press, on social media, at events, and via global design platforms.

Win Gold and take the stage live before thousands at our international Winners Gala in Berlin.

Exciting trendsetters and solid solutions in lighting design

The iF DESIGN AWARD in the product design category Lighting includes luminaires, components, technologies and more that meet or exceed the state of the art in lighting design.

  • Lighting systems and accessories,

  • lamps and lights for indoor and outdoor use,

  • flashlights,

  • security lights,

  • workplace lighting and much more.

Take your project on the next level by applying for the iF DESIGN AWARD 2025!


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Apply as Early Bird!

  • Participation until 27 September 2024:
    Regular Fee EUR 350 (approx. US $377) per entry

  • Detailed information around your entry can be submitted until the portal is closed.

  • The last chance to register ends on November 6, 2024.

Jury Process

  • The iF Online Preselection jury happens Dec. 2-5, 2024 after which you will receive a personalized detailed iF Jury Feedback Chart.

  • Any entries that pass the iF Online Preselection get evaluated by the iF Final Jury (Feb. 18-20, 2025)

  • Modify your application based on feedback before the Final Jury. And send a physical or digital presentation of your project for evaluation.

Winner Benefits 🙌

  • From May 2025, be part of the global iF Design Winner Campaign

  • Gain unlimited access to iF DESIGN AWARD 2025 logo

  • Attend the glamorous iF DESIGN AWARD NIGHT 2025 in Berlin!

  • Get featured on ifdesign.com, in the Metaverse and in the iF Design App

  • Receive points for the global iF Design Ranking as marketing benefit