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


The award is divided into various categories. To take into account the different capabilities of start-ups and established companies, these are also evaluated separately. Have a look at what the categories include:

Green Product Award


Participants enjoy advantages from the 3 award phases (pre-selection, nomination and winner). Early participation will be rewarded with additional benefits & reduced fees. Click to see the detailed Award & service overview .

Universal Perks

1. Receive one of the Green Product Award Seals (Pre-Selection, Nominee or Winner) with unrestricted advertising rights.
2. Get digital exposure to about 4 million contacts through our website and social media channels.
3. Integration in the Green Product Award website main gallery (1 year) & database (permanent).

Nominees & Winner Benefits

1. Eligibility to participate in the online public voting for the international Green Product Audience Award.
2. Product feature in the annual Green Trend Book and new E-book publication.
3. Evaluation and point based feedback by the international jury on design, innovation and sustainability.
4. Integration in expert pool for talks, workshops and spin-off projects.
5. Exhibition opportunities in Europe and invitation to our award ceremony in March in Münich.
6. Product features on partner websites e.g. on md INTERIOR DESIGN ARCHITECTURE.
7. Additional upgrades are available to promote your submission.

Green Product Award

Schedule 2021/2022

Award 2021
14.04.2021 Digital Award Ceremony
Exhibitions and Award Summit(depending on COVID-19 development)

Award 2022 – outlook:
30.06.2021 Early Bird Submission Deadline
31.08.2021 Regular Bird Submission Deadline
01.11.2021 Late Bird Submission Deadline

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 Pre-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.
Click to see the detailed fee and service overview .

1. Submission fee
for Start-Ups

40 ––

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 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 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.