Submission Period

November 2018 – March 31, 2019

Please submit your entries in digital form, using our password-protected online application form. You will be asked to create an online participant profile. Then, up to six competition entries per profile can be set up, edited and digitally submitted. A registration fee is due only for submitted entries.

After the registration period has expired, all valid submissions will be submitted to the jury for nomination.

1st Jury Deliberations: Nominations

April – May 2019

Among all valid submissions, the jury nominates 50 outstanding solutions for the competition and a presentation in the nominee exhibition at IFA. Nominees earn the distinction “UX Design Award | Nominated”. In the case of a nomination, a withdrawal period of seven working days applies. For accepted nominations, nomination fees become due upon acceptance of each nomination.

May 2019

Delivery of digital data, physical products or prototypes (alternatively short explanatory films) for each nominated submission for the second jury delibarations.

2nd Jury Deliberations: Award Decisions

June 2019

In a second step, the jury selects up to ten award winners among all nominated projects. Awards are bestowed in the categories “UX Design Award | Product” and “UX Design Award | Concept”. Across all categories, the jury names one “UX Design Award Gold” winner, who is considered the “best of the best” in the competition. Decisions are made on the basis of submitted digital data, original products and prototypes.

All nominees will be informed about the jury decision. The jury decision is subject to a holdback period until the public announcement of the winners during the award ceremony on 6 September 2019.

July – August 2019

Production phase: Preparation for public relations work and the nominee exhibition and award ceremony at IFA. Delivery of nominated original products and prototypes for the nominee exhibition or interim storage following the second jury deliberations.

Nominee Exhibition at IFA

September 6 – 11, 2019

All nominated submissions are showcased in an extensive exhibition to the trade audience, press and public at the global technology show IFA in Berlin.

Award Ceremony – UX Design Awards 2019

September 6, 2019

The winners of the jury award categories “UX Design Award Gold”, “UX Design Award | Product” and “UX Design Award | Concept” are announced in a festive ceremony during the IFA show.

Voting for the Audience Award

September – October 2019

All competition nominees participate in an extensive public online poll among users worldwide. The result determines the winner of the title “UX Design Award | Public Choice”.

Winner Announcement: Audience Award 2019

November 2019

The winner of the “UX Design Award | Public Choice” is publicly announced at the beginning of November.