The iF Design Award is one of the most prestigious design awards in the world and has been held in Germany since 1953. The iF Design Award logo signifies good design and is a mark of quality for both consumers and designers.
The iF Design Award jury evaluates all entries using five updated criteria (Creativity, Form, Function, Differentiation, Impact) developed in conjunction with an international team of design experts. Based on these criteria, judges will score each entry and provide detailed and informative feedback to each entrant.
5 Screening Criteria of iF Design Award
Mission: Did the design achieve its goals?
Relevance: Is the design relevant?
Fit for purpose: Is the idea appropriate?
Emotional appeal: Does the design appeal to the target group?
Execution: how is it made?
Aesthetics: Why does it look the way it does?
Usability: Is it easy to use?
Efficiency: Does it work well?
User benefits: Does it serve users?
Innovation: Is it new?
Brand differentiation: Is it right for the brand?
Outcome: Has the goal been achieved?
Social benefits: Does it benefit society?
Sustainability: Is it sustainable?
The Process And How Much It Cost To Apply For iF Design Award
1. Registration fee
250 euros – 450 euros subject to the timeline.
2. Judging Fee (You Are Shortlisted!)
3. Winner Fees
1,800 euros – 2,700 euros.
You have unlimited access to the iF Design Awards 2023 logo. Your work will be featured online and in the iF Design Award app. You earn global iF Design Award ranking points and you will be invited to the iF Design Award Night 2023.