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iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE (prize money of EUR 100,000 in total.)

The iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE aims to publish and support projects that contribute to our society. They do not charge any fees. The best projects will be honoured with prize money of EUR 100,000 in total.

Publish your project in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE (for free) and you will automatically compete for the prize in 2020! In addition, your project will reach the global design community.

Your benefits

If you apply for the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE, you can benefit from many advantages which help to boost your project:

  • Your application is free of charge.

  • Your project will be published in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE forever.

  • You can permanently update your projects with new photos, videos and information.

  • Your project will be introduced to a global design community, media and the design interested public.

  • You can win a share of EUR 100,000 in prize money.

Who can apply?

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

If you can answer one or more questions with “Yes”,

you should enter your project:

  • Does it approach or solve a relevant problem?

  • Does it reflect moral-ethical standards?

  • Does it strengthen group relations?

  • Does it create a positive experience?

  • Does it balance effort and use value?

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 you 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. Your 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“.

Unfortunately, student concepts cannot be accepted

Categories | The UN Sustainable Development Goals

End poverty Since 1990, extreme poverty rates have been cut by 50%. But one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.90 a day. End hunger It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food if we are to nourish today's 795 million hungry people. Healthy lives Sustainable development depends on ensuring healthy lives. More efforts are needed to increase life expectancy. Quality education Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed for achieving universal education goals. Gender equality Equality for women and girls is not only a fundamental human right, it will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies at large. Water and sanitation Due to poor infrastructure, millions of people die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. Clean energy The goal is universal access to modern energy services, improved efficiency and more renewable sources. Economic growth The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well into the future. Resilient infrastructure Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, the development will not happen. Reduce inequality everywhere To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations. Sustainable cities and communities Cities enable people to advance socially and economically, but some cities face congestion, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure. Sustainable consumption Responsible consumption and production aims at "doing more and better with less", resource and energy efficiency and access to a better quality of life for all. Climate action Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent, disrupting national economies and affecting lives. Life below water Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. Life on land Forests cover 30% of the Earth's surface and are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population.


  • Login into my iF – Log in now or create a user account

  • Enter your entry data and register –

  • Fill in the basics.

  • Upload two pictures, enter a short entry description and add initiator as well as partner address.

  • Click on “Publish your project” (for free) to finalize the participation.

  • After a brief content check by them, you will receive a short confirmation.

  • If everything is okay, your project will automatically be published and compete for the prize



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