Students and recent graduates from all design-related courses and programs (up to 2 years after graduation) are welcome to register their entries for the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD 2023 free of charge. The concepts should not be older than 2 years at the time they are submitted. We will also accept works by small teams of designers with maximum 4 team members.
8 March 2023
18-27 April 2023
Final Jury, Berlin:
17 May 2023
from 23 May 2023
Awards Ceremony, Istanbul:
21-22 June 2023
Publication of the winners:
29 June 2023
You can submit as many entries as you like - but each entry can only be submitted once per competition. You are not permitted to submit the same entry to several categories.
To admit your concept to the jury, the online registration has to be complete! After you have submitted your online registration, we will immediately send you a confirmation email.
If you have studied at more than one university, please enter the one where the entry you are submitting was mainly designed.
Teams with up to four members can submit entries together. You can only create one user account for the whole team.
In the section "Credits" you can add three more team members with name and university.
All correspondence will be sent to the team member who created and manages the user account for the team. If your team concept will be awarded, all team members will receive an award.
Jury experts from all over the world will evaluate all admitted entries and decide on the award winners as well as on the distribution of prize money of EUR 50,000 in total.
Winner logo for download
Winner certificate for download
iF Jury Feedback Chart for download
Your award-winning entry will be specially marked and shown on the iF Design Website unlimited in time.
All winning entries will be published in the iF Design App.
Your entry will be presented in the iF design exhibition Chengdu.
iF PR and Social Media work
Awards Ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey on 21-22 June 2023
You are encouraged to submit your concept only to the categories of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (1-15). Concepts that do not meet these goals thematically will not be accepted and thus not admitted to the jury.
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 justice and fairness
Awareness of environmental standards
Does it strengthen group relations?
Sensitivity for cultural traditions and power relations
Concern for common goals and the collective
Addressing social conflict through dialogue
Does it make economic sense?
Efficient use of resources
Feasibility and ease of implementation
Does it create a positive experience?
Respect for the individual, justice + fairness, positive experience and fun
Aesthetic potential, spatial ambience
Social responsibility, comfort and pleasure
Since 1990, extreme poverty rates have been cut by 50%. But one in five people in developing regions still in 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 increase 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 fundamental human right, it will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies at large.
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 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.
To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.
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.
Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.
Forests cover 30% of the Earth's surface and are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population.