November 2018 – March 31, 2019 (Registration Deadline)
April 5, 2019 (Submission Deadline)
To participate in the competition, please register by March 31 using the password-protected online application form. Once registered, you can create, edit and submit up to six products or concepts in your personal participant profile. The submission deadline is April 5. A submission fee only becomes due with the binding submission of a project.
After the submission deadline, all valid entries will be presented 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 – August 2019
Delivery of digital data, physical products or prototypes (alternatively short explanatory films) for each nominated submission for the second jury deliberations.
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.
2nd Jury Deliberations: Award Decisions
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.
Nominee Exhibition at IFA
September 6 – 11, 2019
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
The winner of the “UX Design Award | Public Choice” is publicly announced at the beginning of November.