Holiday Homework: Apply for the iF Student Design Award 2016


I was like a giddy teenager, flipping through the storyboards piled up on my table, ready for evaluation. Hard to believe that Stefan Diez (among other select jury members, including me) was on the next table, going through his batch of iF Student Design Award entries. The job at hand was to evaluate the final shortlisted entries for the 2015 submissions and pick prize-winning entries. EUR 30,000 was distributed equally amongst the Top 8 selected projects. For 2016, the agenda stays the same – a prize money purse of EUR 30,000 will be awarded to the jury-select iF Student Design Award 2016 winners.

You have exactly a week (plus some) to apply for the iF Student Design Award 2016! Seeking the most intelligent, most innovative concepts from all fields of design every year, students and recent graduates (graduated university within the last two years) can submit their creative entries.

Deadline: 7 January 2016

Apply now! Categories and details can be found here.


iF currently has four more awards for students, including the HANSGROHE DESIGN PRIZE 2016 by iF ´Efficient Water Design: Digitalizing the Modern Bathroom´ and to the HAIER DESIGN PRIZE 2016 by iF ´Brand New Life: The Happiness of the New Generation´.

By the way, you can also create your own free profile on their new platform for design – iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.