Registration open for 2024!

Submit your future-oriented concepts by 7 February 2024!

Registration open until 7 February 2024

One of the world's premier design awards for students, receiving roughly 10,000 entries annually from all over the world. iF Design, together with our Sponsors offers a platform for innovative student concepts. Winners gain global recognition and a portion of the 50,000 EUR prize money.

How to Participate

How to register your entry for the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD 2024:

  1. Create your free my iF account to get started.

  2. Enter your project's basic information in just two minutes.

  3. Follow our guidance and benefit from our personal service and become the next iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD winner.

Entry Guide
Last Year: Awards Ceremony in Istanbul

The winners of 2023 were honored in the Turkish metropolis - watch the video!


All submissions should be in line with the 15 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

No Poverty

Since 1990, extreme poverty rates have been cut by 50%. But one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.90 a day.

Zero Hunger

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

Goodhealth and Well-Being

Sustainable development depends on ensuring healthy lives. More efforts are needed to raise life expectancy.

Quality Education

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

Gender Equality

Equality for women and girls is not only a fundermental human right, it will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies at large.

Clean Water and Sanitation

Due to poor infrastructure, millions of people die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

Affordable and Clean Energy

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

Decent Work and Economic Growth

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

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.

Reduced Inequalities

To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

Sustainable Cities and Communities

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

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 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

Forests cover 30% of the Earth’s surface and are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population.

2023 Winner Concepts

Evaluation Criteria & Jury Process

The iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD Jury evaluates all entries using five updated criteria.

Does it solve a problem?

  • Degree of innovation

  • Degree of elaboration Uniqueness

  • Use value and usability

Does it reflect or promote high moral-ethical standards?

  • Human dignity

  • Respect for the individual

  • Awareness of environmental standards

  • Social responsibility

Does it strengthen group relations?

  • Sensitivity for cultural traditions and power relations

  • Concern for common goals and the collective

  • Addresses social conflict through dialogue

Does it make economic sense?

  • Efficient use of resources

  • Feasibility and ease of implementation

  • Long-term perspective Profitability

Does it create a positive experience?

  • Respect for the individual, justice and fairness, positive experience and fun

  • Aesthetic potential, spatial ambience

  • Social responsibility, comfort and pleasure

Step 1: Online Jury

  • Based on the five evaluation criteria, the jurors assess each entry

  • The top 300 concepts qualify for the Final Jury

Step 2: Final Jury

  • The Final Jury meets on 26 April 2024 to examine the qualified entries

  • By combining the preselection results with their own judgement, our jurors select the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD winners and distribute the prize money

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Registration deadline

7 February 2024

Online Jury

13-22 March 2024

Final Jury in Berlin

26 April 2024

Awards Ceremony in Milan, Italy

12-13 June 2024

Publication of the winners

June 2024




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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there special requirements? Can I submit several concepts at once? Do you accept Chinese characters? All these questions and many more in our FAQ page.