Design the future

Green Concept Award 2024

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Green Concept Award

Do you design the future?

Since 2013, the international Green Concept Award honours visionary design concepts for sustainable products, services and materials that are not (yet) on the market. The award is aimed at young designers, start-ups and established companies.

Participants receive feedback from a jury of experts and nominees benefit from many advantages to take their sustainable projects to the next level. For projects that are already on the market, there is the Green Product Award.

The Green Future Club's Green Cells program offers support before, during and after submission.


GreenConcept Award 2024


The Green Concept Award is presented in various categories. Click on the category names for more information.

Why participate?

Perspectives & Benefits

The Green Concept Award offers all the advantages of a good award (award in 3 stages - 1. nominees, 2. winners 3. category winners and associated benefits (see list).

In addition, the Green Future Club (an association of sustainable industry experts, manufacturers, media representatives, investors,...) in cooperation with the IKEA Stiftung supports young designers in multiple ways: They get support during the development and elaboration of their sustainable concepts. (see free Green Cells workshops). Selected designers receive a special special start-up mentoring and a free membership to the Green Future Club.

Finally three recommendations:

- Participate in the Green Cells program.

- Use the Submission Assistance to prepare your application.

- Take relevant dates from the timeline to your calendar.

1. Benefits for all participants

+ Submission check & feedback on main award criteria.

2. Nominee´s Benefits

+ Nominee-Seal with unrestricted advertising rights.
+ PDF Award certificate.
+ Project portrait in the Sustainable Directory.

3. Winner´s Benefits

+ Winner-Seal & PDF Award certificate.
+ Portrait in the Green Concept Award Gallery for one year.
+ Participation in Green Product Audience Award (50.000 votes yearly).
+ Opportunity to be selected for the Start-Up-Mentorship-Program.
+ Opportunity for integration into the Green Trend Book (250.000 readers).
+ Selected project features on partner publications.
+ Content for own press, PR & social media activities.

4. Best of category Benefits

+ Best of category-Seal & PDF Award certificate.
+ Integration in the winner’s marketing campaign.
+ Individual jury quote.
+ Integration in Award press work.
+ Selected projects included in upcoming exhibitions.

Green Concept Award

Schedule 2023/24

Green Product Award Fashion
For the first time the award ceremony and exhibition will take place at Neonyt Düsseldorf, therefore different deadlines and fees apply >>learn more
Green Concept Award 2024
7 July Early-Bird Deadline
7 September Standard Deadline
7 November Late Bird Deadline
7 December Publication of Nominees

7 Dec-22 Jan 24 Audience Voting & judging

In March Award Ceremony

Exhibitions: Material District, Dutch Innovation Days, Vienna Design Week, NEONYT, Dutch Design Week, Greener Manufacturing Show... learn more



Participation in the Green Concept Award is free for students and graduate works from 2023! In order to run the Award at a sophisticated level, fees will apply. Green Future Club members receive a 50% discount on submission + nomination fees and there is a special for design studios from Hispanic countries.

Established companies:
Submission + Nomination Package

300 + 1380€

One-time fee


Fees above are stated without VAT.
Start-ups: founded within the last two years and where its turnover is under 2 Million Euros.

May we introduce?

The Jury

An international jury of experienced experts will assess the submissions with their know-how and thus determine the winners. All nominees and winners receive an individual point based feedback.

Transparent but not limiting

The Criteria

The winners will be evaluated and determined based on general and subject-specific criteria.

In order to make it easier for you to highlight the special features of your submission, you can orient yourself on the criteria of the jury. The best way is to download our submission assistance here.

Overall rating

The originality, reproducibility and credibility are assessed.

Evaluated are the complexity of the analysis, the quality of the preparation and the way of implementation.

Consider the potential for environmental or social change.

Subject-specific reviews

This is about the design as an overall approach with the following criteria: aesthetics, user-friendly functionality, economic and ecological constructions, possibly the interaction of product and packaging. The quality of communication with the consumer about sustainability is also considered.

To assess the innovation, it is examined whether a problem / need (better) is solved, the scale of what is new and how relevant it is. When submitting concepts, there is an additional focus on the respective business model.

Assessment takes place along all phases of the life cycle (concept / pre-production, production, distribution, use, reuse). Information on the material used is considered separately, as well as information on the production conditions.