Timeline

The following dates are valid for the 2017 competition year.

Participant Registration Deadline
March 31, 2017

To participate in the competition please register your company online. Registration will remain open until March 31st. Your password protected user profile enables you to set up and edit up to six competition entries.

Submission Deadline
April 21, 2017

Competition entries may be submitted through your personal user profile until April 21st. A registration fee is due for each submitted application.

Formal evaluation
April – May 2017

At the end of the submission deadline, all entries are comprehensively assessed for the purposes of verifying the fulfilment of participation requirements.

Nominations
May – June 2017

Among all complete submissions the Award Jury nominates a limited amount of product solutions to enter the competition. Participation fees become due upon acceptance of a nomination.

Production Period, Delivery of Competition Entries
July – August 2017

The production period entails: Planning and production of the exhibition and PR materials, collection of texts and images for all nominated entries, delivery of original competition entries for the award exhibition at IFA.

Adjudication, Award Exhibition, Ceremony at IFA
September 1 – 6, 2017

The Jury adjudication of all competition entries takes place in the Award exhibition prior to the opening of IFA. All Award winners are announced in an Award Ceremony during the IFA show.

Audience Award | September – October 2017

All nominated competition entries participate in the public online poll for the Public Choice Award. The Winner is announced in the first half of November of the running year.