New initiative – the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE – aims to publish and support projects that contribute to our society. The best projects will be honored with a total prize money of EUR 50,000.
You are welcome to submit all projects that contribute to solving the most urgent challenges of our time and help to improve conditions – your CSR projects or your active support for a specific aspect of society.
Since 1990, extreme poverty rates have been cut by 50%. But one in five people in developing regions still live on less than USD 1.90 a day.
It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food if we are to nourish today’s 795 million hungry people.
Sustainable development depends on ensuring healthy lives. More efforts are needed to increase life expectancy.
Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed for achieving universal education goals.
The goal is universal access to modern energy services, improved efficiency and more renewable sources.
Equality for women and girls is not only a fundamental human right, it will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies at large.
The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well into the future.
Due to poor infrastructure, millions of people die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation, and hygiene.
Responsible consumption and production aim at “doing more and better with less,” resource and energy efficiency and access to a better quality of life for all.
- 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.
Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, 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.
Forest cover 30% of the Earth’s surface and are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population.
Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent, disrupting national economies and affecting lives.
Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.
- Companies, design studios, NGOs, foundations, public and other organizations are welcome to submit;
- Student concepts cannot be accepted.
The prize money of EUR 50,000 will be donated by iF. It can be awarded to one or split between several projects.
Benefits – what do you get?
If you apply for the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE, you can benefit from advantages which help to boost your project:
- Your application is free of charge;
- Your project will be permanently published in the iF WOLRD DESIGN GUIDE;
- Your project will be introduced to a global design community, media, and the design-interested public;
- You can win a share of EUR 50,000 in prize money;
- You can update your project with latest videos, photos or news.
How to Apply?
You enter your project here.
Please upload 1 or 2 images which meet the following criteria:
- File format: JPG;
- File size: max. 5 MB;
- Image size: max. 15 megapixel (the shortest side should have min. 1536 pixel);
- Image format: Landscape;
- Color mode: RGB;
In addition, please enter:
- Project description (text of 650 characters at maximum);
- PDF file (required);
- Project link (required);
- Project video (optional);
For more information visit the official website.