Japan Kukan Design Award & iF DESIGN AWARD


The Japan Kukan Design Award and Germany's iF Design Award have continued their partnership agreement this year. Through cooperation of the two awards under this partnership, we will work together to expand the global network and promote the design industry.

the iF

The world’s oldest design award, established in Germany in 1953. This international design competition receives more than 10,000 entries from 60 countries around the world. The nine disciplines for entries are: Product Design, Communication Design, Packaging Design, Service Design, Architecture, Interior Architecture, Professional Concept, UX, and UI.

Benefit to Japan Kukan Design Award 2022
Shortlist winners when applying
for the iF Design Award 2023

Exemption from the iF Design Award 2023 registration fee (250-450 Euro)

● The normal submission period for the iF Design Award 2023 is May 13, 2022 to November 10, 2022, but to take advantage of this application benefit, applications must be completed by October 13, 2022.
● The categories that Japan Kukan Design Award 2022 Shortlist winners may apply for as a benefit are either "4.0 Interior Architecture" or "7.0 Architecture".

Exemption from the iF Design Award 2023 online preselection (digital screening), and
registration as an iF Design Award finalist upon completion of the application.

● The jury fee for the final round (200 Euro) will be charged to the iF Design Award finalists.
● The iF Design Award winner (to be announced after the final round) will be charged the winner's fee (in the fields 4.0 Interior Architecture and 7.0 Architecture: 1,800 Euro).
* The above final judging fee and award winners' fee are mandatory and cannot be cancelled after registration is completed.

Ranking point system

The iF Design Award has a ranking point system, in which finalists earn five points, award winners earn 20 points, and gold award winners earn 100 points. These points are the basis for calculating the iF Ranking.All winners will be listed on ifdesign.com with detailed information about the industry, region and country.


How to apply for the iF Design Award 2023

Please register for each entry online.
The following information needs to be provided.
Basic Discipline and category, entry title, and type of entry
Addresses Manufacturer (and client): max. two addresses  Designer (and design firm): max. four addresses
Images 4-7 images per entry (file size: max. 5 MB, JPG, RGB, landscape 4:3, max. 15 megapixel)
Description Short description within 650 words (text for advertisements is not accepted)
Statements Description for the five screening criteria (within 650 words each)
Media PDF and/or link

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