How would you read this theme?
Love, passion, bonds, cuteness,
hope, attachment, feelings, life.
An idea to transform
and lighten up this world.
A design that moves your heart
the moment you see it, the moment you touch it.
What is ♡ ?
Try giving shape
to the answer you have found.

WHAT IS THE KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD?

The KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD is an international competition for user-centric design,
where the best of the best are actually turned into products for the consumer market.
Last year, we received a total of 1,289 entries from designers in more than 46 countries.
Past award winners include hit products like the Kadokeshi eraser, the Nameless Paints, and the True Measure ruler.
We are looking for more ideas to turn into actual products.
Make sure to submit your design for the KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2020.

THEME

♡

JUDGES

Ryosuke Uehara

Ryosuke Uehara

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

Masashi Kawamura

Masashi Kawamura

Creative Director &
Chief Creative Officer of Whatever Inc.

Tsuyoshi Tane

Tsuyoshi Tane

Founder of Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects /
Architect

Teruhiro Yanagihara

Teruhiro Yanagihara

Designer

Yoshie Watanabe

Yoshie Watanabe

Art Director & Designer at KIGI Co.,Ltd.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

REGISTRATION & SUBMISSION Jun.19-Oct.18.2019

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