Architecture Competition: KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2022
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 winner) ¥2,000,000 (about $18,000)
Merit Award (three winners) ¥500,000 (about $4,500) per winner
– Registration & Submission: August 20 to 12:00 (noon) JST on October 15, 2021
– First Round of Judging: Late November 2021
Judgement based on the presentation sheet.
– Notification of First Round Results: Mid to Late December 2021
– Final Judging and Ceremony (Announcement of the Winners): March 12, 2022 (tentative) (Held in Tokyo)
Judgement based on a presentation and model.