The first round of the iF Design Talent Award 2018 is open for registration, with four new stunning topics for your submissions. We are looking for the best ideas from students and young professionals around the world.
Explore our four current award themes and put your design skills to the test. With luck, you could win a share of EUR 20,000. Submit your product or communication concept, project, application or service from now until 5 February 2018.
We welcome all students and recent graduates of all design-related courses and programs to register their concepts. Graduates are eligible to participate if they graduated no more than two years ago. Concepts should not be older than two years.
You can submit as many concepts as you like – but each can only be registered once per competition. You are not allowed to submit the same entry to several topics. Your concept can be a product, an application, a project, a communication idea or service concept. Entries can be submitted by individuals and also by teams of up to four people. Participation in the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018_01 is free of charge. You can only register online. The deadline is 5 February 2018.
You are encouraged to submit your concepts to these four specific topics:
1. What iF there was a Panda-themed “brand” to support a good cause?
Imagine you created a brand with strong visual association to the Panda bear that’s dedicated to charitable causes. What would you think of? Imagine, e.g. products that sell great and at the same time support those who are in need with a certain percentage of the sales. Moreover you’re free to design anything that makes sense – from ‘Panda hotels’ or Panda-branded outdoor playgrounds or gyms for elderly and small children to barrier-free panda apartment houses for all generations. Your task: Create the Panda brand in favor of a good cause and design products, projects or services that help create revenue for social commitment.
2. What iF you were responsible for the urban space design at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020?
During the Olympic Games 2020, Tokyo will be hosting the whole world. There’s not much time left, but still a lot of planning and constructing to do: What will the Olympic village and the visitor centers look like? What’s the subsequent use of new infrastructure? How can visitor guidance be made as efficient as possible? Your task: Share your ideas for Tokyo 2020 – create a sustainable concept for urban spaces and competition sites that integrates the existing infrastructure and outlines the future use after the Olympic event.
3. What iF your ideas created new services by using drones?
In just a few years, autonomous flying drones have revolutionized industries around the globe. The rapid progress in drone technology is enabling innovation in multiple areas of applications – from agriculture to public safety, from photography to healthcare. And the list of dedicated drone services is rapidly expanding into other industry sectors. Your task: Outline ideas for either a new airborne drone service, or alternatively develop a scenario where drones are being deployed for improving existing services.
4. HAIER DESIGN PRIZE 2018 by iF – Touch Time: What iF your home appliance designs were timeless?
The art of successful home appliance design always creates tension: Rebuilding the traditional, but from a modern perspective. Deconstructing the relationship between people, product and space, but putting it back together in a way that feels pure and original. Your task: Create home appliances and home relevant products with a clear design philosophy and timeless quality.