Submission: October 15, 2021
Registration: October 15, 2021
Language: English, Japanese, Chinese
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open, International
The KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD is an international product design competition that’s all about imagining and creating the future together. It gathers proposals from all around the world, and turns outstanding entries into commercial products.
The KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2022 will be the 19th competition, and this time, we’ll be calling for works based on the theme “UNLEARNING.” With the pandemic making latent issues in society more manifest, the theme is about resetting the knowledge and senses we’ve never questioned before and the experiences we’ve accumulated up to now, and exploring what designs can be created by imagining ideal futures for each of us.
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 give a presentation at the final judging that’s scheduled for March 12, 2022.
Grand Prix (one from all entries) ¥2,000,000 (about $18,000)
Merit Award (three from all entries) ¥500,000 (about $4,500) / winner