There are countless boundaries in this world.
Countries. Languages. Culture. Gender. Age and class.
All kinds of boundaries that used to make a distinction between "here" and "there"
now either no longer play that role or are trying to change their definition in this diverse society.
Working and living. Connections between people. Social status. Family structure.
Every form of relationship changes each time these boundaries change.
What kind of tool nurtures, revives, and strengthens those relationships,
and what kind of design will it be?
Let's cross the boundaries.
To make yourself more you.
To create more freedom in society.
Let's come up with some bold ideas to overcome these walls and discover what lies beyond.

WHAT ARE THE KOKUYO DESIGN AWARDS?

The KOKUYO DESIGN AWARDS is a competition to attract beautifully functional product designs,
taking the best of the best to the actual consumer market.
Last year, we received a total of 1,326 entries from product designers in more than 53 countries, including Japan.
This level of interest shows just how much the KOKUYO DESIGN AWARDS has grown as an international product design competition.
We are looking for any and all ideas to turn into actual products.
Be sure to submit your design for the KOKUYO DESIGN AWARDS 2018.

THEME

BEYOND BOUNDARIES

JUDGES

PROFILE & MESSAGE

Ryosuke Uehara

Ryosuke Uehara

CEO, Art Director & Creative Director
of KIGI Co.,Ltd.

Masashi Kawamura

Masashi Kawamura

CEO & Executive Creative Director
of PARTY NY

Oki Sato

Oki Sato

CEO & designer of design office nendo

Yasuhiro Suzuki

Yasuhiro Suzuki

Artist

Yoshie Watanabe

Yoshie Watanabe

Art Director & Designer of KIGI Co.,Ltd.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

REGISTRATION & SUBMISSION 2018.6.22.FRI-8.31.FRI

Register your entrant information, design information, and submit your design data using the ENTRY pages on this website.

PRIZES

Grand Prix 2,000,000en Merit Award 500,000en

PAST WINNERS

PAST WINNERS

INTERVIEWS WITH PAST WINNERS

INTERVIEWS WITH PAST WINNERS

FROM CONTEST TO MARKET

FROM CONTEST TO MARKET