Terms & Conditions (T&C)

Participation in the German Ecodesign Award implies recognition of the Terms & Conditions. These can be downloaded here:

Participation requirements

The German Federal Ecodesign Award is aimed at companies in all sectors and of all sizes, as well as individual designers. Start-ups or market leaders, local providers or global players are all addressed equally, alongside design studios, marketing agencies and architectural- or engineering offices. It is essential that the submitted product is available on the German market, or in the case of services and concepts that they are oriented towards this market. International companies are also permitted to participate in the competition under these premises. In the Young Talent category, the competition is open to students and graduates who have completed their studies no more than three years previously (cut-off date is the opening day for submissions, 15 January 2018).

To ensure that the competition process meets the highest possible environmental standards, the application and administration process takes place exclusively online. Special arrangements are possible if online procedures represent an obstacle for any particular participant.

Participants can submit numerous applications; for each of these, a separate application form must be completed and the corresponding fee paid.

Applications are to be completed in the German language. The questions on the application form must be answered truthfully and all required image and text materials must be provided in full. Only applications that are submitted in a prompt and correct fashion will be permitted to take part in the competition process. The Terms & Conditions listed on this website will apply. The online application must be completed in full by the application deadline at the latest (24:00 on the specified date).

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