Every year, the iF DESIGN AWARD identifies outstanding design, its relevance for business and everyday life and awards one of the most important seals of quality in the world. Organized from Germany since 1953, the iF label is a reliable sign of good design for consumers as well as the design community.


The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD is one of the most important design prizes for students from all over the world, with about 10,000 submissions each year.

The competition categories correspond to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. That’s the reason why we are looking for submissions that address the most pressing challenges facing our society.

Once the winners have been chosen and the prize money decided, all winning entries are published here on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE. The best entries win a share of prize money of EUR 50,000 (in total in 2021).

Who can participate?

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 TALENT AWARD 2021_02 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.

For this edition, 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, click CATEGORIES.


Registration deadline-14 Jul 2021

Jury session-August 2021

Information to the award winners-September 2021

Publication of the award winners-October 2021


Designers, manufacturers, architects and interior designers who want their products or projects evaluated by internationally recognized design experts have been turning to the iF DESIGN AWARD for decades. They do so to prove that their company puts design in the focus of its business and to attract international attention. Winning an iF DESIGN AWARD will help you stand out from the competition, elevate your branding and reach new target groups.

DATES (For reference)

Early bird registration30 June 2021 
Regular registration15 October 2021 
Last chance registration19 November 2021 
Online preselection10 – 14 January 2022 
Results online preselection20 January 2022 
Shipment of entries to jury21 Jan – 11 March 2022 
Jury session29 – 31 March 2022Berlin, Germany
PublicationApril 2022Publication in iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, press releases, iF design app, newsletter
Awards ceremony16 May 2022iF design award night at the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany

FEES (For reference)

The registration fee applies to all disciplines:

Registration by 30 June 2021: EUR 250
Registration by 15 October 2021: EUR 350
Registration by 19 November 2021: EUR 450

Register two entries within one application period (until 30 June or 15 October) and only pay one registration fee.

The registration fee has to be paid to participate. It covers the costs for the organization and execution of the online preselection.


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