PRESS RELEASE Hannover, July 23, 2008 iF concept award 2009 – the international competition for up-and-coming talent is launched Starting immediately, students in the fields of design, architecture, marketing and engineering from all over the world are invited to submit their innovative, trend-setting ideas and concepts in the competition for an iF concept award 2009. Entries in six categories can be submitted free of charge in this international competition for new talent up until January 5, 2009. The event is organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH, Hannover, on an annual basis:
1. time to market
2. industrial design
4. communication design / multimedia design
5. architecture / interior design
6. universal design
The projects entered must not be more than two years old and must have been completed during the student's study time. Entries can be made by individuals as well as by groups. Young professionals are invited to participate up to two years after having completed their degree. An independent, international jury of experts will select the "Best 100" of all the entries in an open session during the CeBIT Show on March 3, 2009. Outstanding entries will be rewarded with prize monies totalling € 30,000, provided, among others, by GOLD Sponsor Samsung Electronics (Seoul). The outstanding up-and-coming designers will be officially honoured at the "design: driving innovation" special display booth on CeBIT Saturday, March 7, 2009. All the entries will also be on display there for the duration of the CeBIT Show. Projects can be registered for the iF concept award 2009 free of charge starting immediately at http://www.ifdesign.de/ (Awards and Projects).