KOKUYO Design Award 2009

Japanese stationary company has launched 8th annual international product design competition for Stationery or Furniture used in the office, home. This year's theme is “Foundations”.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Product, Commercialize, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Furniture, Product
Country Japan
Registration Deadline 10 June 2009 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 10 July 2009 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Welcome to the 8th annual Kokuyo Design Award competition.
We asked ourselves what role product creation could play in facing such challenges as environmental issues and communication between peoples. In doing so we felt the need to go back to the principles and to capture the essence of design, and decided on this year's theme, "foundations."
Last year we released three new products from 2007 winning entries "Kamikire," "Tidbit," and "Beetle Tip," adding to our successful products from previously awarded entries "Tamahocchi," "Kadokeshi," and the "Campus note Paracuruno."
The Kokuyo Design Award seeks to cast creativity and ideas into commercial products available to everyone. So come and participate in the Kokuyo Design Award 2009. We look forward to your creative entries.

Shunji Yamanaka (Jury Chair, Designer/President of LEADING EDGE DESIGN)
Fumie Shibata (Industrial Designer/President of Studio S)
Manabu Mizuno (Art Director/President of good design company)
Akihiro Kuroda (President, Kokuyo Co., Ltd.)

Grand Prize: 2 million JPY
Second Prize (4 winners): 500,000 JPY each
Special Prize (5 winners): 100,000 JPY each

For entered works that have been awarded, all rights concerning patents, utility models, designs, trademarks, and copyrights in Japan and all other countries shall belong to KOKUYO Co.,Ltd. The prize money awarded as determined by KOKUYO Co.,Ltd. shall be allocated as the cost for transferring said rights.

Entry Fee

Submission Address
Kokuyo Design Award office
Ueki Bldg. 4F 5-3-4 Ueno Taito-ku Tokyo 110-0005, JAPAN

Shortlist announced: August 2009
Winner announced: late October 2009

Past winners

Kokuyo Co., Ltd.

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