Submission Period

November 2018 – April 5, 2019

To participate in the competition, please register via the password-protected online application form. Once registered, you can create, edit and submit up to six products or concepts. A submission fee only becomes due with the binding submission of a project.

1st Jury Session: Nominations

April – May 2019

Among all valid submissions, the jury nominates 50 outstanding solutions for the competition and a presentation in the nominee exhibition at IFA. Nominees earn the distinction “UX Design Award | Nominated”. In the case of a nomination, a withdrawal period of seven days applies. For accepted nominations, nomination fees become due upon acceptance of each nomination.

Production Phase

May – August 2019

Delivery of digital data, physical products or prototypes (alternatively short explanatory films) for each nominated submission for the second jury deliberations.

Preparation for public relations work and the nominee exhibition and award ceremony at IFA. Delivery of nominated original products and prototypes for the nominee exhibition or interim storage following the second jury deliberations.

2nd Jury Session: Award Decisions

July 2019

In a second step, the jury selects up to ten award winners among all nominated projects. Awards are bestowed in the categories “UX Design Award | Product” and “UX Design Award | Concept”. Across all categories, the jury names one “UX Design Award Gold” winner, who is considered the “best of the best” in the competition. Decisions are made on the basis of submitted digital data, original products and prototypes.

August 2019

The jury decision is subject to a holdback period until the public announcement of the winners during on 20 August 2019.

Nominee Exhibition at IFA

September 6 – 11, 2019

All nominated submissions are showcased in an extensive exhibition to the trade audience, press and public at the global technology show IFA in Berlin.

Award Ceremony – UX Design Awards 2019

September 6, 2019

The winners of the jury award categories “UX Design Award Gold”, “UX Design Award | Product” and “UX Design Award | Concept” are announced in a festive ceremony during the IFA show.

Voting for the Audience Award

September – October 2019

All competition nominees participate in an extensive public online poll among users worldwide. The result determines the winner of the title “UX Design Award | Public Choice”.

Winner Announcement: Audience Award 2019

November 2019

The winner of the “UX Design Award | Public Choice” is publicly announced at the beginning of November.