Green Product Award 2020

Green Product Award

At A Glance

Design, Sustainability & Business

With the community of the international Green Product Award, companies, start-ups and students which are dedicate towards innovative and sustainable products and services. 140.000+ visitors are amazed by the submissions from an average of 40 countries at the award exhibitions at fairs and design festivals.

Cooperation is the key and with our growing pool of partners we provide new highlights each year.

NEWS: From now on we invite participants to co-design the Future Village.

Submissions for the Green Product Award are possible throughout the year. The earlier you submit, the more benefits you will have. For example, being part of the special show at the Designers' Open or qualify for the award area on the Green Campus. In March of each year, the winners selected by the jury are awarded.


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.
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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 2020" resp. "Winner 2020" 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. Klick to see the upgrades.

Green Product Award


01.06.–01.09.2019 Early Bird submissions
25.–27.10.2019 Award show at the Designers´ Open 2019 in Leipzig
02.09.–15.11.2019 Cool Bird submissions
16.11.–24.01.2020 Regular Bird submissions
11.–15.03.2020 Exhibition at the Green Campus of the IHM 2020 with the theme „Future Village“
11.03.–30.04.2020 Voting for the Green Product Audience winner

What does participation cost?

Participation & Fees

Participation in the Green Product Award is subject to a fee. The fees are used to ensure that the award is implemented at a high quality level. A distinction is made between submission fees and selection fees (due upon inclusion in the selection). The services & fees at a glance .

Submission/Selection fee
until 24.01.2020

300/1200 –-

Submission/Selection fee
until 24.01.2020

0/0 ––

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.