Young designers ideally promoted.

The future belongs to young designers. Whether product design, architecture, fashion or communication - they will ensure that Germany remains one of the most successful design Nations.

We support young talents not only through our endowed newcomers award, but also by contacting companies for them.  


Newcomer at the German Design Award

Universities with design faculties can nominate Newcomers. The attendance is free. The jury will nominate five finalists. 
To the German Design Award


VDA Award

VDA Design Award

Submissions of final-year projects of young designers to show from the area of transportation design. 
To the VDA



YDMI – Young Designers Meet the Industry

YDMI is the German Design Council’s communication and acquisition platform for up-and-coming designers.

Festo Challenge - Principle to Product

A new ideas competition for Design and Engineering students to produce a creative idea for a functional application of inversion in an industrial environment.
To Festo Challenge