Participation & GTC


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


Digital submissions may be registered via a password-protected online application form.

The competition is open to product solutions, services, environments or concepts containing digital interfaces or electronic functions. Submissions may include solutions for businesses, organizations or end users, with no limitation of use areas or industries.

Each participant may submit a total of up to six competition entries. The UX Design Awards competition accepts submissions in the following areas:

Product Solutions

Launched or market ready products, 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 containing electronic functions or digital touchpoints. 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.

If nominated, functional products or applications (or a short explainer video) must be presented for the jury examination. Original products or applications must be presented in the awards exhibition.


Product studies, product- and 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.

If nominated, a prototype (or a short explainer video) must be presented for the jury examination and in the awards exhibition.


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.