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Submission: October 19, 2020
Registration: October 19, 2020
Location: Tokyo, JAPAN
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


The world became new while we were totally unprepared for it. Before we are given time to think carefully about things, what we like, dislike, agree with, disagree with, our once – familiar everyday life continues to change. So we try to catch up with the changes, and in our rush many ideas spring up and disappear. What’s important in product design now is to try to face the things around us anew.
To take a deep look at the value of continuing to be lastingly and broaly loved. To end not only with an idea, but to think through every detail, to be persistent, and give shape to a product

The KOKUYO DESIGN AWARDS are an international competition for user-centric product design, where the best of the best are actually put on the consumer market. Last year, we received a total of 1,377 entries from product designers in more than 54 countries. Past award winners have included hit products like the Kadokeshi eraser, Nameless Paints, and the True Measure ruler. We are looking for any and all ideas to turn into actual products. Be sure to submit your design for the KOKUYO DESIGN AWARDS 2021.

Any stationery, furniture or tool used in working, learning and living scenes

Corporations, organizations, individuals, and groups are all welcome, regardless of age, sex, professional background, or nationality. Only designs that have never before been shown publicly (in Japan or other countries) are eligible for entry.Entrants must be able to make a presentation at the final judging in Tokyo. ( March 13, 2021)

>>> Go to the Award Website <<<