1. How can I register for the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD?
    You can register online via the my iF section of our website. As new participant you must first create a user account.

  2. Am I eligible to participate?
    If you are currently enrolled at a university or graduated no more than 2 years ago, you can participate.

  3. What are the elements of my application?

    • Section basics: Entry name, selection of category, entry type.

    • Section media:

      • Add up to 2 images of your entry. One image in landscape format and one in portrait format. (File types: JPG, PNG, max. width: 4,750 px, max. file size: 5 MB, color mode: RGB)

      • Naming of the image: Entry-ID – name of entry – no. of picture e.g. 1

      • Add your presentation poster as the core piece of your application!

      • Use our example template for creating the poster! (File type: PDF, max. file size: 5 MB)

      • Additional optional media: video link presenting your entry in more detail.

    • Section description: Design statement (= short description of your concept with max. 650 characters)

    • Section credits: Enter your name (and that of your teammates) and your university (up to 4 team members possible) and add your student ID. If you are submitting the application as a team, please upload a photo showing all student IDs together.

  4. Do I have to pay any fees?
    No, the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD is free of charge.

  5. Can I submit more than one concept?
    Yes, you can apply with several different concepts. However, it is not permitted to submit the same concept to different categories.

  6. Do I need to hand in a prototype or model?
    No, you only present your idea on the presentation poster. Optionally, you can add a video link to describe your project in more detail.

  7. Are Chinese characters accepted?
    No. Please enter all information and descriptions in English, otherwise we will not be able to process your application.

  8. Can I change my entry data after registering?
    Yes, you can edit all data of your entry in your my iF account until the registration deadline.

  9. When does the registration deadline end?
    The deadline ends on 7 February 2024 at 23:59 CET.