iF Social Impact Prize 2023

Competition Grant / Award in Sustainable Development
  • Apply Before : May 9, 2023
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Sustainable Development
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 16620
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

Submissions for the iF Social Impact Prize 2023 are now open to innovative entrees with solving critical world challenges. The Prize aims to support the best projects contributing to society, with a total prize of EUR 100,000 per year. Applicants with implemented projects are welcome to submit any initiatives, including CSR projects and active support for a particular societal issue.

There is no restriction on the project size, but the idea, the sustainable impact, the relevance of the problem, and the target groups are essential. The Prize is suitable for companies, NGOs, foundations, design studios, social enterprises, and entrepreneurs.

Important Details

  • Organized by: If Design
  • Submission Deadline: 9 May 2023
  • Prize Value: 100,000 Euros
  • Focus Areas: Sustainable Development Goals (Goals 1-15)

iF Social Impact Prize Categories

Applicants can submit solutions to the following categories:

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and well being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean water & Sanitation
  7. Affordable and clean energy
  8. Decent work & Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation, and infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequalities
  11. Sustainable cities and communities
  12. Responsible consumption and production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life below water
  15. Life on land

Benefits of the iF Social Impact Prize

The winning projects will benefit from the event to develop their plan:

  • Prize Money: The winner projects will receive a share of EUR 100,00 in prize money;
  • Winner Project: The projects will benefit from a showcase on the iF Design Website for an unlimited period;
  • Communication Support: Introduction to a global design community, media, and the design-interested public;
  • If Jury Feedback Chart: Winning projects will receive their jury report and feedback;
  • Updates: Winners can update their projects with the latest videos, photos, or news

Eligibilities and Criteria

Applicants should meet the following criteria to apply for the iF Social Impact Prize 2023:

  • Entrants can be companies, NGOs, foundations, design studios, social enterprises, and entrepreneurs;
  • Submitted projects must already be established and implemented;
  • Applicants may apply with the same project no more than twice;
  • Student ideas are not eligible


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Submission and Evaluation Criteria

The judges will evaluate and select the projects based on the following criteria:

  • Problem-solving
  • Beneficial experiencing
  • Reasonable effort
  • Moral Ethical Standards
  • Solidarity

Also, before submitting any project for the iF Social Impact Prize, applicants should think about the following questions:

  • Can the project solve the current or related problem?
  • Does the project meet moral-ethical standards?
  • Is it able to strengthen group relations?
  • Does the project have a positive experience?
  • Do the project balance effort and use value?

How to Apply iF Social Impact Prize?

Applicants can submit their projects via the online portal by following the steps below:

  • Create an IF account and then log in to the account;
  • Fill out all fields of the form;
  • Upload two photos, write a short entry description;
  • Include the initiator and partner addresses
  • Click on “Publish Your Project” to confirm participation;
  • Wait for a brief confirmation;
  • If the submission is successful, an applicant will compete for the Prize.


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For details about the Prize, please visit the official website of If World Design Guide.


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