The competition is open to solutions for businesses and individuals across application areas and industries. Submissions must contain electronic functions or digital touchpoints.

Each participant may submit a total of up to six competition entries in the following areas:


Launched or market ready product solutions, services, environments

Entries for the „UX Design Award | Product“ may include for instance: Electronic products, digital applications, apps, software-based solutions, services, physical and virtual spaces. Entries must have either been launched on the market no longer than two calendar years prior to their submission date, or should be planned for a launch within the year of submission.


Product studies, product / service prototypes, interaction concepts, research projects

Entries for the „UX Design Award | Concept“ may include for instance: Technological product studies, product or service prototypes, pioneering interaction solutions, research projects or solutions not (yet) intended for a market entry. The development process must have begun no longer than two calendar years prior to the submission date.


Participation in the competition is open worldwide to businesses, start-ups, design consultancies and engineering offices, as well as businesses cooperating with science facilities or academic institutions.


Product solutions and concepts that have been distinguished in earlier UX Design Awards editions are excluded from participation, unless they have undergone considerable changes in function or design in the meantime. If this is the case, the submitting entity must provide information and proof thereof with the application.

Excluded from participation are: One-off and craft products, purely academic or student projects as well as solutions devoid of digital or electronic functions.


Participation in the UX Design Awards requires consent to the General Terms and Conditions which may be downloaded here.