Participation fees

Is a participation fee charged?

In the Product, Service and Concept categories a fee will be charged for the participation in the competition process. This will help to ensure that the competition is implemented at the highest technical level and that it is in accordance throughout with exacting sustainable criteria. No fee is charged in the Young Talent category.

The amount due depends on the number of employees of the company. The classification according to the number of employees follows EU Recommendation 2003/361. In 2021 it amounts to

250.00 euro (net) for companies with up to 10 employees and non-profit organisations,
500.00 euro (net) for companies with 11 to 50 employees,
750.00 euro (net) for companies with 51 to 250 employees,
1,000.00 euro (net) for companies with over 250 employees.

For self-employed persons and companies in the start-up phase who do not have a significant turnover, we offer a reduced participation fee of 50.00 euro (net) per submission after individual case assessment. Please contact us directly by interest, if you are interested.

The application process must include a truthful declaration of the number of employees. Payment will be due upon the completion of the application process and the receipt by the participant of an invoice. No additional fees will be incurred for winning entries or for inclusion in the touring exhibition.