Registration and service fees 2021

Registration fees

Registration fees

EUR 230 plus VAT
per submission

EUR 180 plus VAT
per submission until 9 April 2021 (Early bird rate)

We charge an additional handling fee of 50 EUR for digital submissions in the »Communications« category (films, websites, apps etc.).

Organizational fees

Organization fee

EUR 50 plus VAT
for up to four digital presentation charts

The orgranization fees will be invoiced for the submission of the digital presentation charts (4 charts, sized DIN A2) as well as the digital submissions (film, websites, apps. etc.) in the category »Communication« in addition to the registration fee. All prices apply per entry submitted and do not include the applicable statutory VAT..

Service fees

The following costs are compulsive after being awarded »Selection«, »Winner« or »Best of Best«:

»Selection«

Service fee »Selection«


1.300 EUR plus VAT

The award contains:

  • – use of the »Selection«-label for your communications
  • – two personalised winner documents
  • – access to our exclusive marketing services
  • – one-page entry in the catalogue, one specimen copy of the catalogue per entrant
  • – presentation of the prize-winning project/product in the ICONIC Directory
  • – basic public relations communications and social media coverage in relation to the competition
  • – attendance at the awards ceremony, optional professional photograph of winners with document

»Winner«

Service fees »Winner«


1.700 EUR plus VAT

The award contains:

  • – use of the »Winner«-label for your communications
  • – two personalised winner documents
  • – access to our exclusive marketing services
  • – one-page entry in the catalogue, one specimen copy of the catalogue per entrant
  • – presentation of the prize-winning project/product in the ICONIC Directory
  • – comprehensive public relations communications and social media coverage in relation to the competition
  • – attendance at the awards ceremony, optional professional photograph of winners with document. Following the ceremony, all »Winner« projects will be presented to the guests through a digital presentation on screen.

»Best of Best«

Serviceg fees »Best of Best«


2,200 EUR plus VAT


The award contains:

  • – use of the »Best of Best«-label for your communications
  • – two personalised winner documents, one in a high-quality frame
  • – access to our exclusive marketing services
  • – two-page entry in the catalogue, one specimen copy of the catalogue per entrant
  • – presentation of the prize-winning project/product in the ICONIC Directory
  • – Exclusive public relations communications and social media coverage in relation to the competition
  • – attendance at the awards ceremony, on-stage presentation of prize sculpture and personalised document, with professional photograph taken.

Grant programme

The German Design Council offers all small companies and start-ups the opportunity to obtain an exemption from the possible winner's fees via a request for support.

Our grant programme

The German Design Council offers all small companies and start-ups the opportunity to obtain an exemption from the possible winner's fees for the »Selection«, »Winner« and »Best of Best« awards via a request for support.

The prerequisite for support is an annual turnover of up to EUR 50,000 in the last two years. Funds will be released after a thorough review of the firm’s financial situation.

The application must be filed no later than 30 April 2021 (the date of receipt by the German Design Council is what counts in this regard).

Download the application for our grant programme.

Detailed information can be found in our announcement documents 2021.

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