German Design Council exhibitions and competitions

Opportunities for young designers, innovative design and more in Spring 2019

ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Interior - Exhibition 14 - 20 January 2019
From 14 - 20 January 2019, the German Design Council will present the winning projects of the ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Interior in Cologne, Germany. The winners of the competition will be shown in an international exhibition as part of the "Design in the Kunstverein" programme, when Cologne becomes an attraction for international trade visitors and design fans on the occasion of imm cologne.

ein&zwanzig 2019: registration deadline 25 January 2019
Are you a design newcomer? Apply now for the international ein&zwanzig competition by the German Design Council for design students and graduates. Participation in the competition is free. Twenty-one products and product ideas will be honoured with awards and exhibited during the Tortona Design Week from April 9th-14nd, 2019 in Milan.

German Innovation Awards 2019: registration deadline 1st February 2019
With the German Innovation Awards, the German Design Council has established a prize that recognises the best and most effective innovations - namely solutions, detailed innovations and services that genuinely create added value for users. Companies can now register until 1st February 2019 for the German Innovation Awards 2019.

German Design Awards 2019 - Awards ceremony on 8 February 2019
The German Design Awards constitute the German Design Council's premium international prizes and one of the world's most renowned design competitions: more than 5,400 projects were entered in the competition this year. Product and project submissions were received from 63 countries, with the share of international entries reaching 54 per cent. The winners of the German Design Awards 2019 will be honoured at a festive awards ceremony in Frankfurt am Main on 8 February 2019, the opening day of the Ambiente trade show. Press credentials will be gladly accepted at

German Brand Awards 2019: registration deadline 15 February 2019
The German Brand Awards are acknowledgement of brand success in an international context. Would you like to register your brand or project for the German Brand Awards and enjoy the numerous benefits? Register now until 15 February 2019. Companies, agencies and organisations can participate with their brand or brand campaigns.