iF concept award 2009 - the international competition for up-and-coming talent has been launched. Starting immediately, students in the fields of design, architecture, marketing and engineering from all over the world are invited to submit their innovative, trend-setting ideas and concepts in the competition for an iF concept award 2009. The event is organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH, Hannover, on an annual basis
Entries in six categories can be submitted free of charge in this international competition for new talent up until January 5, 2009.
1. time to market
2. industrial design
4. communication- / multimedia design
5. architecture / interior design
6. universal design
The projects entered must not be more than two years old and must have been completed during the student's study time. Entries can be made by individuals as well as by groups. Young professionals are invited to participate up to two years after having completed their degree.
Jury and Awards
An independent, international jury of experts will select the "Best 100" of all the entries in an open session during the CeBIT Show on March 3, 2009. Outstanding entries will be rewarded with prize monies totalling EUR 30,000, provided, among others, by GOLD Sponsor Samsung Electronics (Seoul).
The outstanding up-and-coming designers will be officially honoured at the "design: driving innovation" special display booth on CeBIT Saturday, March 7, 2009. All the entries will also be on display there for the duration of the CeBIT Show.
Projects can be registered for the iF concept award 2009 free of charge starting immediately at www.ifdesign.de (Awards and Projects).
Registration deadline: January 5, 2009
Delivery of competition entries: January 9, 2009
Preselection jury: February 3, 2009
Adjudication: March 3, 2009
Notiﬁcation of adjudication results: March 4, 2009
iF awards ceremony: March 7, 2009