Entries in the following disciplines and categories must be less than two years old at the date of registration or must be launched, published or realized in 2023. A product or series or an entry comprising several components can be registered as one entry.
Product, Packaging, Communication, Interior Architecture, Architecture, Service Design, User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI)
Discipline Professional Concept
Future-oriented, professional concepts and studies whose implementation is not planned or expected before 2024.
Projects that were realized solely for the purpose of participating in the iF DESIGN AWARD as well as student concepts are not eligible.
There is a discipline and category for every design – yours too.
If you can’t find one that fits, contact firstname.lastname@example.org– we’re here to help!
The winners of the iF DESIGN AWARD will be chosen in a two step process – the iF Online Preselection and the iF Final Jury. Renowned, independent international design experts will use a defined set of criteria to evaluate the entries. The criteria will be used by the jurors to give scores to individual aspects of each entry.
Leading international design experts will use the digital material submitted with the registration to choose 50 per cent of the entries to take part in the Final Jury. Each registration will be judged according to a scorecard and you as a participant will be given insight into the jury’s judgement.
When an entry is selected for the Final Jury, it has to participate in the Final Jury and the jury fee has to be paid for each selected entry.
In March 2023, around 75 experts from all over the world will come together to select the winners in the iF DESIGN AWARD 2023. The jury session will last for three days. Behind closed doors, the jury will examine, touch, explore, test, analyze and, most importantly, thoroughly discuss all entries. The jurors will be announced by October 2022. Applying for an award does not mean you will win one. The jury’s decision is final; there is no legal recourse.
Early bird registration
30 June 2022
13 October 2022
Last chance registration
10 November 2022
9 - 13 January 2023
Results online preselection
19 January 2023
Shipment of entries to jury
End of January - mid of March 2023
Only for entries which have qualified for the iF Final Jury!
End of March 2023
Publication in iF DESIGN website, press releases, iF design app, newsletter
15 May 2023
iF design award night at the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany
Discipline: Product, Packaging, Communication, Interior Architecture, Professional Concept, Service Design, Architecture, User Experience, User Interface
Registration by 30 June 2022:
Registration by 13 October 2022:
Registration by 10 November 2022:
The registration has to be paid to participate.
It covers the costs for the organization and execution of the Online Preselection.
You will receive an invoice via email within 2 weeks after submission of the online registration.
The invoice can be paid via bank transfer or credit card.
Products, Packaging, Communication, Interior Architecture, Professional Concept, Service Design, Architecture, User Experience, User Interface
The Jury fee must be paid for each entry selected in the iF Online Preselection. Participation in the iF Final Jury is mandatory for all entries selected. Not paying the Jury fee is not an official cancellation. iF reserves the right to accept entries to the iF Final Jury even though the Jury fee has not been paid.
The jury fee includes organization and assessment process. You will receive an invoice via email at the beginning of February. The invoice can be paid via bank transfer or credit card. As participant you must pay all transport, customs and insurance fees.
Communication, Interior Architecture, Professional Concept, Service Design, Architecture, User Experience, User Interface
This fee is a mandatory fee for each awarded entry.
The entries selected by the jury will receive the iF DESIGN AWARD. Upon the granting of the award, award winners are obliged to accept the 'winners' package and to pay the relevant fee listed in the price list for each awarded entry.
All fees are listed as net amounts. VAT may have to be added depending on the type of service and on the participant’s place of residence.
The winners package includes the following services:
iF jury feedback chart: Get detailed insights into the evaluation of your entry
Use of iF winner’s logo with no time limit
Two free copies of the display certificate and in addition: paper certificates as pdf files
Presentation in the iF design app
Presentation of your awarded entry in the special Winners' Collection on the www.ifdesign.com with no time limit
A free company profile which is automatically published on the iF website
iF top label: A team, studio or company has the chance to receive several iF top labels for excellence in different areas
Text modules for your own press, PR measures and social media activities
NEW: Digital winners’ campaign: Our online marketing campaign will highlight the winners with the digital spotlight
NEW: Get a special price on the first edition of the iF Design Trend Report (EUR 149 instead of EUR 199)
Invitation to iF DESIGN AWARD NIGHT 2023
Registrations are possible only online. Please enter the following information in the registration form.
Basic: entry name, discipline, category and tags to describe your entry
Media: additional media like images, video-links, website URLs or PDFs
Description: a short description plus a text for each criteria (650 characters each)
Details: further details of your entry like launch date, dimensions, target group etc.
Credits: companies and individuals involved in the project
A product series / packaging series can be registered as one entry. All elements of the series must be available to the jury. At least one element must be submitted as an original product; further elements can be submitted in print format (brochure or charts/boards) or on request with digital media. If you are entering a series, please specify that your entry consists of several elements in the short description and upload pictures that show all elements of the series.
All entries must be less than two years old at the date of registration or must be launched, published or realized in 2023. Future-oriented, professional concepts and studies whose implementation is not planned or expected before 2024 can be entered in the discipline Professional Concept. Student concepts are not eligible to participate in the iF DESIGN AWARD.
Upload a PDF file containing images, drawings, plans, layouts and descriptive text. The content should not be identical to the registration form. It must contain additional information explaining your entry more in detail.
Number of pages: maximum of 8 pages
File size: maximum 10 MB
Screen resolution: 2560x 1440 pixels
Enter a link to a website, microsite, App Store, Google Play Store or an online video platform like YouTube, Vimeo or any other domain which is accessible in Germany. If a password is required, please enter it in the labelled field.
Videos must be in English or with English subtitles and must be no longer than 2 minutes.
The URL must be live and accessible until 31 March 2023.
All data from tab “Media” will be used for the jury evaluation process only. They will not be published!
For the final jury you can choose between a digital or physical presentation for disciplines Product, Packaging, Communication and Product Interfaces.
Entries in the other disciplines have to be presented with digital media. The requirements for these disciplines are the same as for the iF Online Preselection.
For the physical presentation please note the following requirements:
Please ship a physical sample for the jury evaluation.
For a series at least one element must be submitted as an original product; further elements can be submitted in print format (brochure or charts/boards).
Categories: Corporate Identity / Branding, Magazines / Press / Publishing, Campaigns / Advertising, Annual Reports, Typography / Signage
Brochures, books, annual reports, calendars, catalogues, magazines etc. should be submitted as original items. One or two copies are enough, preferable the English version.
Posters must be mounted on cardboard (no larger than DIN A1).
If you would like to present your entry on boards, please submit a maximum of 8 boards (no lager than DIN A1).
If your entry has been selected for the iF Final Jury, you can choose between a physical or digital presentation. In case of physical presentation, you will be asked to enter logistic information on your entry.
You have to send an original sample to the jury location in Berlin, Germany.
We will send you further details regarding the logistic process if your entry qualified for the iF Final Jury.
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