Companies, designers, agencies, property developers, architects and interior designers from all over the world have seized the opportunity and registered their innovative design achievements for the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021. Last year, a total of 7,300 entries were registered for the design competition. As of today, close to 10,000 products and projects from 55 nations from around the globe have been entered in next year's competition.
“This is a great confirmation and a real sign of confidence from our participants in the iF brand as a leading and reliable leader in design competitions. And we would like to thank everyone who has placed their trust in us during these times!” says iF CEO Ralph Wiegmann. “We can see that our serious commitment to the consistent continued development of our competition - both the structural adjustments and further developments in terms of content - has paid off in full. Of course, this great result also reflects the power of our international iF team and our globally active design network.”
In order to respond to the needs of the participants in an even more targeted way, an Online Preselection was added to the jury process, whereby only the best 50 percent of all entries are admitted to the Final Jury. This not only makes the competition more environmentally friendly, it also significantly reduces the logistics costs of the participants.
In addition, the evaluation criteria were revised and a new iF scorecard and iF jury feedback chart were developed to make the jury results more transparent. The new disciplines of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) were also included to do justice to the current requirements for holistic design solutions.
Entries were welcomed online at www.ifworlddesignguide.com in the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 up until 1 December 2020 in the following nine disciplines:
1 Dec. 2020: Registration deadline
18-22 Jan. 2021: Jury Step 1: Online Preselection
29-31 March 2021: Jury Step 2: Final Jury** at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds
10 May 2021: Awards ceremony in the Fridrichstadt-Palast in Berlin
Source: iF Design
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