Terms of Participation

The iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE aims to publish and support projects that contribute to our society. The idea behind it is to support civil society and its initiatives and projects. The best projects will be honored with a total prize money of EUR 100,000 per year.

You are welcome to submit all projects that contribute to solving the most urgent challenges of our time and help to improve conditions – your CSR projects or your active support for a specific aspect of society. When published, the project must already be implemented.

The project should already be implemented.

Who can apply?

Companies, design studios, NGOs, foundations, public and other organizations, social enterprises and entrepreneurs are welcome to submit. Student concepts cannot be accepted.

Benefits: What do you get?

If your project is selected for the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE, you can benefit from many advantages which help to boost your project:

  • Your project will be supported with a share of EUR 100,000 in prize money.

  • Projects selected by the jury will be shown on the iF Design Website for an unlimited period of time.

  • Your project will be introduced to a global design community, media and the design-interested public.

  • Projects selected by the jury will receive their individual jury report for each supported project.

  • You can update your project with latest videos, photos or news.

How to apply?

You simply have to submit your project in my iF. After a brief content check by us, you will receive a short confirmation. If everything is okay, your project will automatically compete for the prize.

The application is free of charge.

All projects submitted until 9 May 2023 (the first round of this year) will be considered for the first half of the prize money of EUR 50,000 in total.

UNTIL 9 MAY 2023

Project requirements

If you can answer one or more of the following questions with “Yes”, you can enter your project:

  • Does it approach or solve a relevant problem?

  • Does it reflect moral-ethical standards?

  • Does it strengthen group relations?

  • Does it create a positive experience?

  • Does it balance effort and use value?

The size of the project does not really matter but the idea, the relevance of the problem, the target groups and the sustainable impact will be of interest to our online visitors. Every published project and you as a company or organization behind will also benefit from the fact being introduced to a global design community, media and the design interested public. Projects selected by the jury will stay online on the iF Design Website without limitation in time and without any costs.

Prize money

The prize money in total of EUR 100,000 will be donated by iF Design. It can be awarded to one or split between several projects. The international jury panel will select the projects, decide the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE and distribute EUR 50,000 (for the second round).


Please upload 1 or 2 images which meet the following criteria:

  • File format: JPG

  • File size: max. 5 MB

  • Image size: max. 15 megapixel (the shortest side should have min. 1536 pixel)

  • Image format: Landscape

  • Color mode: RGB

In addition, please enter:

  • Project description (text of 650 characters at maximum),

  • PDF file (required),

  • Project link (required),

  • Project video (optional).

You can edit your entry at any time.


End Poverty

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End Hunger

It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food if we are nourish today’s 795 million hungry people.

Healthy Lives

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Quality Education

Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed for achieving universal education goals.

Gender Equality

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Water & Sanitation

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Clean Energy

The goal is universal access to modern energy services, improved efficiency and more renewable energy sources.

Economic Growth

The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well into the future.

Resilient Infrastructure

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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

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Sustainable Consumption

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Climate Action

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

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Gabriele Bertemann
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