Until April 17, 2023, companies of all sizes and from all sectors, designers and students throughout Europe can submit their work for the Federal Ecodesign Award.
Innovative ideas and projects that are outstandingly designed and forward-looking are being sought. In addition to market-ready products and services, this also includes conceptual and student work. There are no limits to creativity.
The Federal Ecodesign Award is a state-supported prize and is not commercially oriented. Apart from the participation fee, which goes entirely to the implementation of the competition, there are no other fees.
As the highest state award for ecological design, the prize stands for credibility and quality. The evaluation process is based on sound expertise as well as recognized criteria.
The submitted works undergo a multi-stage process in which a panel of design and environmental experts as well as a top-class jury carry out the evaluation. Awards are given to projects that demonstrate outstanding environmental and design quality and make an innovative contribution to transformation.
On December 4, 2023, the winners will be honored and publicly announced at the award ceremony at the Federal Ministry for the Environment.
In addition to the criteria matrix of the Federal Ecodesign Award, the Federal Environment Agency’s Ecodesignkit (in German), which was extensively revised in 2022, offers support in the planning and design phase. The Ecodesignkit is a portal, guide and toolbox. It offers orientation and helps to ask the right questions in the design process.
Read the call of entries here.
Competition of the federal government
Since 2012, the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUV) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) have awarded the Federal Ecodesign Prize annually in cooperation with the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ). The highest state award for ecological design is presented in four categories: product, service, concept and newcomer. In addition to design innovations, technical and social innovations are also in demand.