iF Social Impact Prize 2024 (Prize of EUR 100,000)

Competition Grant / Award in Sustainable Development
  • Apply Before : April 24, 2024

Opportunity Details

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

Opportunity Description

Submissions for the iF Social Impact Prize 2024 are now open to innovative entrees solving critical world challenges. The Prize aims to support the best projects contributing to society, with a total prize of EUR 100,000 annually. Applicants with implemented projects are welcome to submit any initiatives, including CSR projects and active support for a particular societal issue.

The project size is not restricted, but the idea, the sustainable impact, the relevance of the problem, and the target groups are essential. The Prize suits companies, NGOs, foundations, design studios, social enterprises, and entrepreneurs.

Important Details

  • Organized by: If Design
  • Submission Deadline: 24 April 2024
  • 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 per SDGs 1-15:

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and well-being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean water & Sanitation
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Decent work & Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Climate Action
  • Life below water
  • 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;
  • Winner Certificate: Winning projects will receive individual Winner Certificates.
  • 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 2024:

  • 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

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?
  • Does it 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 more information about iF Social Impact Prize, kindly visit the iF Design’s website.

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