KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2024, with its theme “primitive”, is looking for product designs that will remain as the essentials in the future by going back to fundamental quality of our familiar tools used in working, learning, and living.
The key points for judging the entries are whether they “The idea’s clarity”, “The idea highlights social issues”, and “The design’s potential to become a product”.
ELIGIBLE ENTRIES: Any stationery, furniture or tool used in working, learning and living scenes
ELIGIBILITY: 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 16, 2024.
- Grand Prix (one winner) ¥2,000,000 (about $14,200)
- Merit Award (three winners) ¥500,000 (about $3,500) per winner
- NEW GENERATION Award (Max ten winners) \30,000 (about $210) per winner*
About NEW GENERATION Award This NEW GENERATION Award is selected by KOKUYO Co., Ltd. from among all entries submitted by students (from elementary school to graduate school students) in the hope for their future success. We will select up to 10 outstanding entries that, based on their presentation sheets, make us “feel that their futures will be exciting” (without judging the models).
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