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iF Concept Design Award 2012

Deadline: Closed

The iF concept design award is one of the most important and largest student design awards in the world. It has been presented annually since 2008. Participation in the iF concept design award is free.

Students and recent graduates of all design related courses and programs (for example product, fashion and communication design, architecture, marketing and engineering) are welcome to register their entries.

Graduates are viewed as "young professionals". You are eligible to participate if you graduated no more than two years ago at the time of registration.

Projects should not be older than two years by the time they are submitted.

In addition to projects by individual designers, we will also accept works by small teams of designers with no more than 4 team members.

Registration deadline: 10 January 2012
Notification of shortlist: from 15 March 2012 onwards
Jury session: 27 and 28 March 2012
Notification of jury decision: from 1 April 2012 onwards
iF design yearbook concept 2012: end of June 2012


To reflect the range of contributions, the iF concept design award accepts entries in four categories. There is no limit to the number of entries each participant can submit. However, each entry can only be submitted once and only in one category.

The jury might think that an entry would fit better into a different category. In this case, the jury can assign the entry to a new category. This usually means that the entry will have a better chance of being successful.

Here are the four categories of the iF concept design award, including a few examples of which types of entries should be submitted to each category.

01. product design / industrial design open
02. communication design / multimedia design open
03. fashion design open
04. architecture / interior design open

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