Green Product Award 2021

Green Product Award

At A Glance

Design, Sustainability & Cooperation!

Since 2013, the Green Product Award has distinguished sustainable, innovative products and services that are already on the market and offers participants a platform for networking.

It is aimed at start-ups and established companies who are proud to show their achievements to a broad public. That's about 4 million contacts online and over 100,000 at trade fairs. There is the Green Concept Award especially for concepts.

The main theme “Future Village” is about new living and a sustainable lifestyle in the 10 main categories.

Interested parties can apply all year round - the earlier the submission takes place, the more advantages there are.


Green Product Award


Green Product Award


The winners of the Green Product Awards and the participants of the Green Selection receive comprehensive services of the Green Selection Pack. Early participation will be rewarded with additional benefits & low fees.

Fair, Award Ceremony & Matchmaking

1. Your submission will get a basic product integration (1 sqm) on the award area on the Green Campus (IHM).
2. You receive 2 tickets for the award ceremony .
3. You will get the possibility of a product / service presentation during a tour around the fair area & the option of participating in the matchmaking.


1. You acquire the use of the signet "Green Product Award" or "Green Concept Award" with the addition "Selection 2021" resp. "Winner 2021" with unrestricted advertising rights.
2. You will be included in the award press work and additionally invited to the press event.
3. The international jury of experts will issue a point feedback on the areas design, innovation and sustainability which will be sent to you.
4. You are eligible to participate in the online voting for the international Audience Award.
5. Your submission will be included in the annual "Green Product Book" with 0.5 pages.
6. Your submission will be placed in the online gallery on award and partner websites, e.g. on md INTERIOR DESIGN ARCHITECTURE.
7. You can purchase additional upgrades and promote your submission additionally.

Green Product Award

Schedule 2020/2021

1.06. - 31.08.2020 11:59 PM Early Bird submission-phase
1.09. - 31.10.2020 11:59 PM Regular Bird submission-phase
1.11. - 30.11.2020 11:59 PM Late Bird submissions
19.12. 2020 Nominees Announcement
19.12. – 31.1.2021 Public voting for the international Green Product Audience Award 2021
10.3.2021 Award ceremony for the jury- & audience-winners
10.3. - 14.03.2021 Exhibition at IHM – International Craft Fair, Munich

What does participation cost?

Participation & Fees

Fees are charged for participation to ensure that the award is carried out at a high quality level. Fees apply for submission and inclusion in the selection. These are reduced for start-ups to make it easier for them to participate. Students can apply for the Green Concept Award free of charge.
The detailed fee and service overview will be published here on June 1st, 2020.

1. Submission fee
for established companies

200 –-

2. Selection fee
depending on time & country of origin


All fees have to be payed per submission and are written without VAT (net prices).
With the entrance of a submission the respective fees need to be payed. There are no fees for registering in the system.

Companies: established companies, designers, design studios, manufacturers, research institutes, institutes and associations.
Start-ups: designers, creators, teams, small businesses whose founding date is no longer than two years ago or whose activity is not enough to be the only income. For clarification, we highly recommend to send a request by e-mail before submitting.

May we introduce?

The Jury

Two mentors accompany and support the award. An international jury of experienced experts will assess the submissions with their know-how and thus determine the winners.

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 guideline 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 change in environment, behaviour and production conditions.

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.