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 there are. 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 Award as well as the participants who are admitted to the Green Selection will receive a comprehensive service package.


1. Product integration in one of the green rooms on the 350 sqm award special area (living room, office, Fashion Space, bathroom, kitchen, children's room, outdoor, architecture solutions, lounge).
2. Option: Integration in the online shop. At exhibitions, electronic tags will lead to additional information and the shop.
3. Option: Participants of the award may book additional booth space to sell and present their products in more detail.


1. Use of the "Green Product Award Selection 2019" or "Green Product 2019 Winner" seals with unrestricted advertising rights.
2. Press: Integration in the award press work. Participation in the Press Day on the Green Campus. Option: Support for your own press activities.
3. Certificate with points feedback from the international jury of experts on the areas of design, innovation and sustainability.
4. Digital Promotion: Participation in the Online Voting for the International Audience Award. Integration into the social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest).
5. Listings: inclusion in the annual award publication. Portrait in the digital award gallery with backlink for one year. Product portrait on md INTERIOR DESIGN ARCHITECTURE.
6. Events: Participation in the award ceremony and forum. Option: Talk on forum on the topics of green innovation, business, material, and much more.
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Green Product Award


01.06.-01.09.2019 Early Bird: Reduction of the charge for the submission & chance to be exhibitor at the Designers´ Open 2019
25.-27.10.2019 Award show at the Designers´ Open 2019 in Leipzig
02.09.- 15.11.2019 Cool Bird: Mid season prizes & qualifikation for the exhibtion area at the IHM
16.11.- 10.01.2020 Late Bird: High season prizes & deadline for the submission of the Green Product Award & the publication in Green Product Award Book 2020
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

Select one of the tickets to

Enter the competition

The submission is free of charge. Upon admission to the Selection a fee is due. Startup fees are reduced to facilitate their participation.

Start Up* Selection fee 2019

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All fees are payable per submission and displayed without value-added tax (net prices).
Professionals: established companies, designers, design studios, manufacturers, research institutes, institutes and associations.
Start-ups: Designers, creators, teams, small businesses whose founding dates back no more than two years ago or whose activity "does not feed" the actors yet. For clarification, you must send a request by e-mail before submission

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.