The decisions of the 98 international, independent jurors are in – the winners of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 have been selected!

After three very intensive days of judging, all the votes are in – this year’s winners of the iF DESIGN AWARD have been selected. A huge challenge for everyone involved – because first of all, with almost 10,000 entries submitted, it was the largest iF jury session of all time, and on top of that, the competition was judged as a purely digital event for the first time. Finally, 1,744 participants can look forward to receiving the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021. The 75 most outstanding design and innovation achievements were honored by the iF jury with an iF gold award 2021.

The iF team was professionally prepared for the purely digital execution of the jury session: a two-stage judging process with an Online Preselection first, followed by the Final Jury. With the help of the new iF digital jury tool© and the iF scorecard developed for it, the two judging sessions were easily carried out by the 98 independent design experts in more than 20 countries, thus ensuring a fair jury process.


The iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 was presented in these nine disciplines:

  • Product Design
  • Communication Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Professional Concept
  • Service Design
  • User Experience (UX) -> NEW
  • User Interface (UI) -> NEW 

Due to the pandemic, it will not be possible to celebrate the award winners in person in Berlin once again this year. Instead, iF Design is organizing a worldwide digital award winners’ campaign with a seven-figure budget. The winner promotion will be launched on 10 May 2021 – the day of the originally planned Awards Ceremony.

The iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 at a glance:

_ 9,509 entries (previous year: 7,298)

_ from 52 countries

_ 98 jurors from 21 countries

_ 9 disciplines

_ 78 categories

_ 1,744 iF award-winning participants

_ 75 iF gold awards

More on the iF DESIGN AWARD

The iF DESIGN AWARD has been a globally recognized trademark when it comes to excellent design since 1954. The iF Design brand is internationally established as a symbol of design excellence. The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. It honors design achievements in all the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture, as well as Professional Concept, User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI). All the award-winning entries are presented in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE and published in the new iF design app.

>> Special lists of award-winning designs in selected disciplines and categories can be requested via e-mail!

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Annegret Wulf-Pippig
Press officer
iF International Forum Design GmbH
Bahnhofstrasse 8 / 30159 Hannover
Phone: +49.511.54224-218