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iF Design Announces 2024 Global Design Award Jury 

December 15, 2023

iF International Forum Design GmbH, the international design award authority headquartered in Hannover, Germany, has announced the 132 renowned design professionals from more than 20 countries who will make up this year’s iF Design Award jury panel. Their task — score and award the very best of design worldwide. 

The 2024 iF Design Award jury is made up of experts from around the world. This year’s jury includes 11 members from North America — the most in the history of the awards — including Cheryl Durst, executive vice president & CEO of IIDA; Hlynur Atlason, founder of Atlason Studio and recent recipient of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Award for Product Design; and Karen Korellis Reuther, design critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design — to name a few. The complete list of the 2024 jury is available here

“It’s always exciting to witness the incredible depth and breadth of design solutions found around the globe and I’m honored to be a part of celebrating international design and designers at the iF Design Award,” said Durst.

The jurying process is based on a redesigned juror structure. From the 132 selected jury members, there will be eight chairpersons designated to guide the jury groups in judging more than 11,000 submissions from 65 countries spanning nine design disciplines and 82 categories. The chairpersons are highly experienced design experts, helping to oversee and secure the entire evaluation process. They are passionate advocates for transparency and objectivity — only the quality of a design and its verified criteria determine the outcome of the award.  

“Critiquing work is an essential part of a design practice, from school onwards,” said Atlason. “You might call this a global design critique, identifying the most relevant projects of the moment. It’s a joy to be a part of it.” 

The judging timeline is as follows: 

Dec. 4-8, 2023 — Pre-selection jury (online) to select the top 50% of all entries that will move to the final jury. 

Feb. 19-23, 2024 — Final jury meets in Berlin to select the top 30% of projects that will be named winners; Less than 1%% of all entries will be awarded an iF Gold Award.  

April 29, 2024 — The iF Design Award Night Gala Event happens in Berlin with 1,600 attendees comprised of iF Gold Award winners, their teams and families, jurors and the iF Design global team together to celebrate the best in global design  talent and achievement for 2024. 

“The iF Design Award brings together the most talented and experienced jurors to the process of selecting the prestigious annual award,” said Korellis Reuther, one of this year’s appointed Chairpersons for the competition. “The emphasis on detail and nuance during the jury evaluation reflects the commitment to excellence and the pursuit of design at its most fundamental and essential level. Being a part of this jury is an honor as we look for the most exceptional designs to receive the coveted iF Award.”  

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