For the sixth time, green products can be submitted to the international Green Product Award. The Green Selection products form the heart of the new Green Campus at the International Craft Trade Fair (Internationale Handwerksmesse, IHM). With 125.000 visitors & 2500 square meters of space for the presentation and sale of green products, the Green Campus is now the largest green trade fair in Europe.

The international Green Product Award offers a platform for manufacturers, design studios and agencies that are distinguished by their products and services in terms of design, innovation and sustainability and who want to present themselves on the German market. Since 2013, participants from 41 countries have applied for the prize. The awards are given in 13 categories separately for professionals and newcomers.

Next to that the Green Concept Award – supported by the IKEA Foundation – is for students/graduates who are willing to set up a business.

The products of the Green Selection will be presented at the fair on the 350 sqm Award area in individual green rooms along the categories of the Award: office, living room, children’s room, kitchen, bathroom as well as in the changing room (fashion) or outdoor (garden & mobility) – architectural solutions will be shown separately. The submissions of the categories Consumer Electronics and Consumer Goods will be integrated into the rooms. The area is exclusively open to the press and jury one day before the fair.

For the first time, visitors can immerse themselves in completely green scenarios. Experts will inform the visitors about the special features of the products and the visitors can learn more about the products via electronic tags and, if necessary, mark them for purchase.

Participants of the award can also book their own stand space on the adjacent Green Campus to present and sell their products in more detail. A forum offers continuous insights from award participants and other experts.

The green pop-up store offers green accessories to take away with you and the Future Shop features the best green concepts and prototypes for a glimpse into the future.

Schedule 2019

January 18th                Deadline for Submissions

March 12th                  Press-only Day in Munich

March 13th                  Award ceremony of the Green Product Award 2019

March 13th – 17th       Exhibition at the International Craft Trade Fair (IHM)

March 17th                  Announcement of the Green Campus Audience Award

March 25th                  Election for the International Audience Award

– April 30th

Jury (excerpt)

•              Prof. Claus-Christian Eckhardt, Director of Lund University, Sweden

•              Katja Lukas, Programme Manager Dutch Design Week, Netherlands

•              Prof. Martin Charter, Director of Centre for Sustainable Design, UK

•              Prof. Liu Xin, Vice Director Institute for Sustainable Design at Tsinghua University, Founder LeNS- International Learning Network of networks on Sustainability, China

•              all Jurors online

Fees

Entry fee: NONE, selection fee for established companies: 950 EUR, for newcomers: 400 EUR, for students: NONE

Apply now: https://gp-award.com/en/gpawar…

Highlights from 2018

•              GLAVLOC– presents an ecological rapid construction system for passive houses

•              FORBO Linoleum Marmoleum – the only elastic floor covering that is CO2-neutral produced

•              Open – The shelf saves over 80% of the material and creates a unique feeling of space.

•              VEPA creates chairs from 100% PET bottles, Object Carpet produces carpets of 100% Ocean Plastic

•              GROHE Red – Hans Grohe brings boiling water directly and energy-efficiently from the faucet

•              All Products 2018

•              All Winners 2018

Award press contact

Nils Bader, Tel. +49 30 25 742-881, E-Mail: [email protected]com white lobster GmbH & Co. KG

About IHM, Munich

The International Crafts Trade Fair is the most important showcase of the skilled craft trades in Germany. It has existed since 1949 and takes place every spring at the Munich fairground. Around 1000 exhibitors from about 60 craft trades offer private households, companies and the public sector a comprehensive overview of the performance, quality and innovative strength of the skilled craft trades. The range on offer at the trade fair includes a number of special shows and exhibitions at which craftsmen from numerous countries present current topics, new products and outstanding work. Further information is available athttps://www.ihm.de/en/

Press Contact:      Dr. Patrik Hof, Head of Press and Public Relations

Andreas Ritter, Press and Public Relations Officer T +49 89 189 149 164  [email protected]

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