iF Social Impact Prize 2019 – Online Competition

Project submissions for iF Social Impact Prize 2019 are now being accepted!

What is the iF Social Impact Prize

A new initiative – the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE – aims to publish and support projects that contribute to our society. Participation in this competition is free of cost. The best projects will be honored with a total prize money of EUR 50,000.
One is welcome to submit all projects that contribute to solving the most urgent challenges of current time and help to improve conditions – his/her CSR projects or his/her active support for a specific aspect of society.

When published, the project should already be implemented.

The size of the project does not really matter but the idea, the relevance of the problem, the target groups and the sustainable impact will be of interest to the online visitors. Every published project and the candidate as a company or organization behind will also benefit from the fact being introduced to a global design community, media and the design interested public. The project will stay online in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE – without limitation in time and without any costs. It will be published in the collection “iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE”.

However, unfortunately, student concepts cannot be accepted.

Categories: The categories of the projects are mainly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations.

The prize money of EUR 50,000 will be donated by iF. It can be awarded to one or split between several projects. In June and December 2019 annually rotating team members will decide the iF Social Impact Prize 2019 winners and divide up the prize money.

The iF Social Impact Prize will be decided twice a year.
Deadline for the first selection: 6 June 2019
Deadline for the second selection: 20 November 2019




If one applies for the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE, he/she can benefit from advantages which help to boost his/her project:

  • The application is free of charge
  • His/her project will be permanently published in the iF WOLRD DESIGN GUIDE.
  • The project will be introduced to a global design community, media and the design-interested public.
  • He/she can win a share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.
  • He/she can update your project with latest videos, photos or news.


The candidates should check if their projects meet one or more of the following criteria before submission.

  • It approaches or solves a relevant problem
  • It reflects moral-ethical standards
  • It strengthens group relations
  • It creates a positive experience
  • It balances effort and use value

Companies, design studios, NGOs, foundations, public and other organizations are welcome to submit.

Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

Apply online through the given link. There are two main steps for submitting the projects.

  1. Login into my iF (Login now or create user account)
  2. Enter the applicant’s entry data and register
    I. Fill in the basics.
    II. Upload two pictures, enter a short entry description, and add initiator as well as partner address.
    III. Click on “Publish your project” (for free) to finalize the participation.

After a brief content check by the authority, the applicant will receive a short confirmation. If everything is okay, his/her project will automatically be published and compete for the prize.

Application Deadline: November 20, 2019

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